Earlier this year, I noted that I had seen a bad trend in ratings for the Team Foundation SDK content, and that we were going to change course in order to try to correct that. We published the new Team Foundation SDK for VS 2010 in late June, and I've been watching the feedback. Although the SDK content is far from complete, it looks like we're on track to delivering what you need. This post will look at how the SDK content did in July.
First, for context, I looked at the major sections of ALM content, and found that Team Foundation has more page views than any other section of ALM content.
In fact, Team Foundation content also has the best ratings, the most raters, and the most feedback.
Breaking Team Foundation down, I found that the SDK is getting respectable page views, in line with Version Control and Build. (In reality, the way I'm slicing this, build and version control are undercounted with some of their page views credited to administration.)
I wanted to understand the page views a litte better, so I looked at root topic for the Team Foundation SDK (Extending Team Foundation). In July, with 2010 page views, it was viewed more often than 99% of the other topics in VS ALM content.
I also compared Extending Team Foundation to similar topics covering other areas of the SDK for VS ALM, and found that it recieved almost as many page view as all the other topics that I looked at put together. It was also the only topic of this set that recieved ratings or feedback.
Overall, the rating for the Team Foundation SDK content for VS 2010 in July was 3.33.
That's a little low for Team Foundation content, but substantially better than what we've seen in the past (2.32 for the TF SDK in VS 2005 and 1.51 in VS 2008).
Although there weren't many, here are the comments from July for the Team Foundation SDK content for VS 2010.
Extending Team Foundation
ConnectOptions Enumeration (Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Framework.Common)
I'm going to go take a look at the ConnectOptions enum before the end of the day today, and I've been talking with the writer who covers Build about how to approach the build activities.