ALM and Beyond

Application Lifecycle Management and Beyond.

June, 2011

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    Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 SP1

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    A quick post to mention that the Office Sustained Engineering and Release team has released the first service pack (SP) for Office and SharePoint 2010. Note : For SharePoint customers planning to deploy Service Pack 1, it is also recommended to install...
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    Importing Custom Work Item Types into TFS

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    Today a colleague of mine asked me for some help with a problem revolving around Team Foundation Server (TFS) so of course I said “sure, no problem.” I figured it’d be a no-brainer but as anyone will tell you, life often has other plans...
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    Exploring Project Estimation

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    If you ever have the pleasure of working here at Microsoft you’ll find that there is certainly no shortage of passionate people who have great ideas and want to share them with you. I was recently introduced to such a team that was comprised of...
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    Dreaming about ALM

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    If you’re like me then you probably dream about ALM and wake up running to get your laptop to update a work item. Wait, what? You don’t? OK, so maybe there’s a bit of hyperbole in the aforementioned statement but in all seriousness,...
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    Performance Testing Quick Reference Guide

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    This version of the quick reference guide (QRG) is a PDF file with a total of 241 articles (51 of these are either new or updated from version 3.5) that are all meant to provide quick information about various aspects of performance testing with Visual...
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    Visual Studio Web Standards Update

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    Putting aside the debate on whether or not developers should use Silverlight or HTML5 with regards to Windows “8” ( BUILD will be here soon enough), if you’re currently using Visual Studio and are trying to implement some HTML5 features...
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    Making a Case for TFS

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    Successful software projects manifest themselves when teams work together. When a team has good communication and transparency, it tends to find problems sooner. Teams want to come to work and are excited about what they’re building when things...
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    Visual Studio Productivity Tools

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    If you’re coding with the Visual Studio 2010 Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for hours and hours on a daily basis then you should definitely download and install this free extension . There’s quite a lot of functionality that’s...
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    Bridging the Gap with ALM

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    Our friends at TechNet Edge captured some great conversations on the ground at TechEd North America 2011. Check out Jason Zander talking with Richard Campbell about Visual Studio vNext, specifically the upcoming ALM features. Jason talked about bringing...
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    Deep Dive into TFS Reporting

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    If you haven’t used the reporting capabilities of Team Foundation Server (TFS) then you’ve certainly been missing a big piece of the product. There are standard reports but more importantly you have the ability to customize and extend those...
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    Don’t Call it a PDC

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    Ahhh, I remember it just like yesterday; my first Professional Developers Conference (PDC). It was a week of geeky tech talk, gallons of soda and lots of great information to be had. Who could ask for more? Well a date with Halle Berry might top that...
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    Windows 8

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    Even though most people dread hearing the words “a new version of Windows is soon to be released,” I on the other hand think of all the possibilities that a new operating system (OS) brings with it. Having a lessons learned meeting at the...
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    Visual Studio 2010 Events

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    Our friends “across the pond” seem to have the right idea as they’re conducting numerous in-person and Live Meeting seminars on all aspects of software development using Visual Studio (VS). If you’re passionate about ALM (and you...
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