ALM and Beyond

Application Lifecycle Management and Beyond.

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    Premier Support for Developers Offering

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    I’ve mentioned Premier Support for Developers (PSfD) before but when I saw this video I thought it bore mentioning again. While it lists the Technical Account Manager (TAM) as the point of contact as opposed to the Application Development Manager...
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    The Art of Vision

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    All too often company events are filled with endless meetings, bad food and “death by PowerPoint.” So it was with great surprise that at my team’s recent offsite the meetings weren’t one long format but instead divided into multiple...
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    Exploring Windows 8

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    Now that the Developer Preview has been released I’m sure you’ve been on an exploration expedition to see all the features and capabilities it has to offer. While many things will undoubtedly change, there are some constants in the mix. ...
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    Building with VS11 and Team Foundation Service Preview

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    Now that a preview of the Team Foundation Service is available, let’s start talking about how to take your Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) to the cloud with it. While the service doesn’t currently offer everything that the typical server...
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    Expression Studio Ultimate

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    Trying to convey to developers or other IT related staff a new concept or how to accomplish a certain task via KB articles, MSDN code samples, conference calls, etc. is sometimes a daunting task. This is why I’ve always been under the impression...
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    Creating Custom Team Foundation Server Reports

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    If you’re currently using Team Foundation Server (TFS) then you already know about the standard reports that come with a specific template (e.g. Scrum, MSF for Agile, etc.). If these canned reports (or even a customized work item query) retrieve...
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    Visual Studio 11

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    I’ve been using the Visual Studio (VS) Developer Preview a lot lately and while there is no doubt that some items may change when this gets to the Release To Manufacturing (RTM) stage, it’s clear that from the new Team Foundation Server (TFS...
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    Windows Phone – Mango Update

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    To quote the great and all-knowing Lionel Richie: “ Well my friends the time has come; raise the roof and have some fun …” Yes, it’s Mango time! A lot has been said about this update and while this technically is an update, the...
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    Build 2011 – ALM Wrap-up

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    Microsoft had an outstanding //Build conference for 2011. It was held from September 13 to September 16, 2011 in Anaheim, California. For those interested in ALM, there were a lot of exciting new features announced for Visual Studio and Team Foundation...
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    Windows 8 Developer Preview VM

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    There was certainly no shortage of information and demo’s from the Build event . I think the best part of the conference was the release of the Windows 8 Developer Preview. Those that were there received a tablet with this already loaded but for...
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    Team Foundation Server “in the cloud”

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    Remember when you were a kid and saw the beginnings of snow falling and y ou watched it cover each branch of the big evergreen in your backyard and thought: “SNOW DAY!” Or when the holidays came around and gifts were opened and family and...
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    Copying TFS Work Items

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    So you want to copy a work item (WI)? Well TFS does indeed have a copy command via the UI which will create a new work item based upon a certain type. The issue here is that this could be a timely process based upon the number of copies that need...
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    Reactive Extensions for .NET

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    Don’t know what Rx or Ix are? Well don’t worry as there is (as usual) plenty of content to be had via blogs, videos, articles and more. This is a great video with Wes Dyer and Bart De Smet talking about Rx and here's one where Bart discusses...
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    PFE’s to the Rescue

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    Sticking with my theme of team collaboration, I often rely on Premier Field Engineers (PFE's are responsible for providing onsite support for Microsoft customers) for a number of things and they’ve always delivered. They are in short supply and...
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    ASP.NET MVC 4 Roadmap Announced

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    The ASP.NET MVC team recently announced their roadmap for v4 . The roadmap contains a lot of topics but the general themes for the next release include: Development and deployment : We want to smooth out the development and deployment workflow to...
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    It’s a Small World (after all)

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    To say that Microsoft is a huge company would clearly be an understatement. There are tens of thousands of softies so connecting and navigating the organization structure is, what’s the word I’m looking for…Difficult. Never the less...
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    Building Apps with HTML5: What You Need to Know

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    Brandon Satrom (a developer evangelist here at Microsoft) has a great article on HTML5. It's a very detailed oriented piece that explains what HTML5 is, the interaction between it and Internet Explorer (IE) as well as the Microsoft developer tools that...
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    Building with Team Foundation Server

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    As mentioned previously I’ve been knee deep in Team Foundation Server (TFS) related work, specifically around build and release management . Build automation is usually a pain point so I decided to start there first though I will admit to creating...
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    Windows Server AppFabric

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    After a recent conversation with a few folks on the AppFabric (AF) team and them saying to me “ What? You’re not using AF? Really? Well what are you waiting for ?” I figured it was about time I looked into it. Truth be told I’ve...
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    Scrumtastic

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    If you’ve been doing software development and haven’t heard of Scrum than shame on you because Agile methodologies have a lot to offer. To that end, Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, co-creators of Scrum, have recently updated the official...
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    Aspirin for Developers: Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework

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    Developers worldwide get All-In-One code relief Every day, developers scour the Internet to make short work of typical programming tasks, only to find questionable, if not unreliable, sample code. Enter the Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework, a free...
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    SharePoint 2010 and Windows Phone 7 Training Course

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    The Windows Phone 7 platform contains great out of the box integration with SharePoint under the Office Hub. But what if you want to create your own custom applications on the phone that leverage SharePoint 2010 data and services? This training course...
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    Lync’d In

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    Today’s world is more connected than ever and team collaboration can easily be accomplished provided the right tools are in place and are being utilized to their fullest extent. Having used Office Communicator (OC) 2007 R2 for instant messaging...
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    Build Customization Guide for TFS

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    Lately I’ve been spending a of time within Team Foundation Server (TFS), specifically around deployment and release management so when I got an email from Brian Blackman (Principal Consultant here at Microsoft) that said that the Rangers created...
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    Creating an Architecture Review

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    Architecting even the simplest of systems nowadays can be a significant and complex undertaking and therefore a review of the current/proposed architecture is generally warranted. I’ve often been asked “ What does a review of this type consist...
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