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  • Blog Post: Sessions on Agile Development at PDC 2008

    PDC 2008 has started already. At least for those of us involved in the pre conferences and the various other events that are happening today. I am here at the Agile Pre Conference and it is underway.   Pic: Grigori kicking off the Agile Pre con. Someone here asked me about Agile Development related...
  • Blog Post: "Tools for Agility" - A panel discussion at p&p Summit

    We have been running Microsoft patterns & practices summit for a few years now. The next summit will be held in Redmond between Nov 3rd and 7th. You can learn more about this summit by clicking here .We have an impressive list of keynote speakers for this summit that includes Kent Beck, David Treadwell...
  • Blog Post: Webcast: Using Scrum with Visual Studio Team System

    Mike Azocar (one of the authors of the VSTS Lightweight Scrum template) will be presenting: Scrum-tastic Development with Visual Studio Team System and Light Weight Scrum Thursday, September 25 th , 2008 | 9:00am – 10:00am (PDT, Redmond time) https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/mvp/join?id=NR4H9T&role...
  • Blog Post: New Agile Process Template for Team System from NetObjectives

    In an earlier post , I mentioned about NetObjectives "Implementing Agile Development" process template for Visual Studio Team System. Now you can download this template from Templex , a TFS Process Library project in CodePlex. This template was developed by NetObjectives as part of their 5 day hands...
  • Blog Post: Index cards and Team System

    At Microsoft patterns & practices, teams use Visual Studio Team System to manage their agile projects. Index cards are a key tool for agile teams to manage their tasks. Ade Miller from p&p posted this blog detailing two techniques that teams at p&p uses to get the index cards out of TFS work...
  • Blog Post: Agile 2008 and Visual Studio Team System

    The annual agile conference hosted by Agile Alliance is being held in Toronto this year between Aug 4 th and 8 th ( http://www.agile2008.org ). I am sitting here on my plane to Toronto writing this blog post. Microsoft Visual Studio Team System is a Gold Sponsor of this year's conference. I will be...
  • Blog Post: PDC 2008 in Channel 9

    I mentioned in an earlier post that I am part of the track team for PDC 2008 . As a team we spend close to 4 hours a week reviewing sessions, breakouts, lunch sessions, demo stations, track lounges and more. Mike Swanson , the content owner for this year's PDC runs these meetings. Mike and Jennifer Ritzinger...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Team System User Groups

    Some one asked me yesterday for a list of Team System user groups. And Chuck pointed me to his blog post here . This is probably not an exhaustive list. If you know of other Team System user groups that is not on this list, leave a comment here or in Chuck's blog. From Chuck's blog: Domestic VSTS...
  • Blog Post: Agile Development with Team Foundation Server: Rally and TFS

    Team Foundation Server is a platform for process enactment with a collection of templates including the ones we ship in the box, ones from partners and from the community (See a list of templates at MSDN Process site). These range from MSF Agile template to SCRUM Template to MSF CMMI template and more...
  • Blog Post: APLN Seattle Leadership Summit (July 17-18, 2008)

    David Anderson , an ex-colleague of mine at Microsoft is the chair for this year's APLN Leadership summit in April. There are some great topics that are being planned for this year's summit including Collobration Games, Agile Program Management and Agile UX. There is also a very interesting panel...
  • Blog Post: Templex: Process Template super mall

    Two of our VSTS MVPs (Martin Danner and Joel Semeniuk) have just created a project on CodePlex to set you process templates free: Templex . This is a tremendous community idea and one I hope the community gather around and share some cool process customizations you have done for use in your projects...
  • Blog Post: Check this one: Brian the build bunny from Martin

    Martin Woodward has posted this really cool video demonstrating his new TFS powered bunny. Yes I said bunny. Check it out. http://www.woodwardweb.com/gadgets/000434.html . This is awesome Martin. Nice work. Now I know how to keepy my 3 year old daughter happy while I am on my computer over the weekend...
  • Blog Post: Wait is over. White paper on SOX and Team System published

    Stephanie just posted this in her blog. We have published a white paper to answer questions around SOX compliance and Team System. Congratulations Andrew for pulling this paper together. From the white paper: ( http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc441754.aspx ) Introduction : Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Process Templates for TFS

    Charles Sterling  our recently crowned VSTS Blogfather  posted a blog entry a couple of weeks ago about not having a gallery page with list of available process templates for TFS. I guess it was the best kept secret then. Coz we do have a page ( http://msdn.microsoft.com/process ) that catalogs the various...
  • Blog Post: Two new patterns & practices books from MS Press

    Microsoft patterns & practices recently released the following two new titles and they are now available in print from MS Press. Check it out and order your copy. Team Development with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server - Now available at Amazon.com ( http://www.amazon.com/Development-Visual...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Team System and Application Lifecycle Management

    Just recently we released the Visual Studio 2008 Training kit. You can download it right now from http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7602397 . Here is the description of what this kit contains: " The Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos...
  • Blog Post: Want to have a say in the future of Team System Process Guidance?

    My colleague Andrew Delin is conductinga survey to learn more about how you use VSTS process guidance and what you think about them. Please share your views by taking the survey yourself. Start the survey here. Andrew wrote in his blog: Recently I've been talking with the MSF team about the future...
  • Blog Post: Teamsystem Resource map by Clark Sell

    My buddy Clark has published a neat resource map of the various Teamsystem resources including blogs, books, download links etc. Check it out here.http://www.cshost.members.winisp.net/blog/vstsresources.html. I know I will be using this as I am looking for Team System resources.
  • Blog Post: Release of "patterns & practices : Team Development with Team Foundation Server Guide"

    J.D. just announced the release of the "Team Development with Team Foundation Server Guide. This guide has been in beta for couple of months now. Last I checked we had over 11K+ downloads of the beta guide which resulted in the team getting feedback including errors and omissions. We will be making this...
  • Blog Post: VSTS related Guidance

    J.D Meier has just published a blog with a roundup of VSTS related guidance from patterns and practices. Check this out here: http://blogs.msdn.com/jmeier/archive/2007/06/11/vsts-guidance-resource-roundup.aspx We will also publish the catalog of these guides in patterns and practices site at http...
  • Blog Post: TFS Branching Guidance in CodePlex

    Check it out folks. John, Mario and Graham just released the Team Foundation Server Branching Guidance in Codeplex. http://www.codeplex.com/BranchingGuidance . Welcome the the Team Foundation Server Branching Guidance Community Site ! The purpose of this project is to build some insightful and practical...
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