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  • Blog Post: TFS 2012 and Project Server 2013 VM with Labs available

    One of the aspects of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is that its about process. The other two being people and products. Part of the process is managing the portfolio of projects an organization is responsible for, manage the people that can work on the projects, and keeping track of the tasks...
  • Blog Post: It’s Alive! Team Foundation Services that is.

    At last year’s //Build conference, we announced the preview of Team Foundation Services hosted on Windows Azure. For about 6 months, the only way to get on the services was if you were given a registration code from someone from Microsoft. Then we removed the registration restriction and made it available...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming ALM Webcasts from Neudesic

    One of our ALM partners, Neudesic , has announced a series of free webcasts in support of the recent Visual Studio 2012 launch . October 30 th – Scrum and Agile Management with Visual Studio 2012 Presented by Clementino de Mendonca Find out how Visual Studio has become the tool of choice to manage your...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft recognized as a leader in Gartner’s ALM Magic Quadrant

    A lot of customers as “how does Microsoft fair in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant” when it come to ALM. In the most recent report posted on June 5th, Microsoft was positioned as the “leader” for Application Lifecycle Management. You can read more about the Magic Quadrant methodology here . Their evaluation...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio vNext mentioned at TechEd 2011

    Today at TechEd North America 2011 , Jason Zander (CVP of Visual Studio) talked about Visual Studio vNext. Specific features of the framework and tool itself were not mentioned, but features expanding our vision of how Visual Studio expands our Application Lifecycle Management footprint took center stage...
  • Blog Post: Application Lifecycle Management in SharePoint 2010

    As a developer, I never really spent a lot of time focusing on SharePoint. In the past, I would rather code it myself rather than try wrench my code to work with another platform. But as SharePoint has matured, I see a lot of possibilities of SharePoint as a platform to integrate with. If you’re a SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Resources

    With the release of Visual Studio 2010 last week, my peers and I have been bombarded with a number of questions about the release. We were pretty before the launch showing Beta and RC1 bits, but now that it’s released and a reality, the flood gates have been opened. A number of people together this list...
  • Blog Post: VS 2010 Guidance Documents Released

    The Visual Studio Ranger team has recently released five detailed guides in advance of the VS2010 and TFS2010 releases. Visual Studio 2010 Quick Reference Guidance : consists of compact cheat sheets for Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 and Visual Studio (VS) 2010, addressing the core problem of teams...
  • Blog Post: Brian Harry at the NYC VSTS Users Group – 6/30/2009

    Tech Geeks are Rock Stars! Don’t believe me, check out Intel’s commercial showcasing Ajay Bhatt and how people (geeks) flock to him. One of Microsoft’s Rock Stars, Brian Harry , will be at the New York City VSTS Users Group meeting on Tuesday, June 30. He will be talking about the upcoming release of...
  • Blog Post: Customizing existing TFS reports

    Occasionally I get asked how to create custom reports and modify the existing reports in TFS. First, you’ll need to understand how the data cubes in the TFS Warehouse are setup. Then, I recommend you check out the article by Ben Day on Edit the Remaining Report to Use Non-Default Status Values . He give...
  • Blog Post: Free ALM Catalyst Workshops – Maximize your VSTS Investment

    During the month of April, May, and June, Microsoft will be running a series of workshops via LiveMeeting on Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) with Visual Studio Team System (VSTS). There is continual pressure for IT departments to accomplish more for the business with fewer resources. Make sure...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Enterprise Developer and Industry Solutions Conference 2009 (May 5 and 6: NYC)

    Please join us for the 7th annual Microsoft Enterprise Developer and Industry Solutions Conference 2009 where you will learn about solutions in Microsoft technologies relevant to the Financial Services and Health & Life Sciences industries, as well  as hear about the latest advancements in major...
  • Blog Post: Team System Big Event – CO, CA, OR, AZ

    How do you take an idea from conception to completion? How can you truly do more with less? Please join us for this unique, invitation-only event to discover how both product and processes help your organization succeed in today’s environment. We will explore how Team System assists teams across the...
  • Blog Post: A Day in the Life of Scrum with VSTS 2008 and TFS Workshop – CA, AZ, WA, UT, CO

    Please join Microsoft and Neudesic for a day in the life of Scrum with Visual Studio Team System 2008 and Team Foundation Server!  Agile methods are a set of development processes intended to create software in a lighter, faster, more people-centric way. Many development teams have adopted "agile"...
  • Blog Post: Full-Day Workshop: Adopting ALM w/VSTS in NYC on Feb 10

    Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) synchronizes business goals and IT investment priorities, provides valuable insight into the software development lifecycle at each stage of the process, and can enable organizations to get the most value out of their IT investments. Companies like yours that have...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Magazine Article: Agile Planning Tools in VSTS 2010

    One of the tenants of TFS is its ability to track work - development or non-development - throughout the life of a project. It comes with a connector for both Microsoft Excel and Project to import and export data to TFS. This is a really handy feature for planning but it kind of falls short when it comes...
  • Blog Post: MS Partner offers free webcasts on Project Server and Project Portfolio Server

    Projects and portfolio management are one of the key pillars to Application Lifecycle Management. When you think of project management, typically people think of project plans, capacity planning, and maybe demand & release management. But all these are moving pieces to a large picture, the portfolio...
  • Blog Post: TFS Process Template article on MSDN Magazine

    If you've played with VSTS 2010 CTP , you'll know that the Agile process template has changed, not just in title, but in fields and workflow. Since VSTS 2005, the Agile process template that shipped out-of-the-box for was called MSF for Agile Development v4.x. Part of what the process was trying to is...
  • Blog Post: DPE Public Sector's Visual Studio MythWeek

    In honor of TechEd (The Developer Edition) going on this week, our Public Sector teammates have declared this week Visual Studio MythWeek . They did short videos (about 5 minutes in length) to try and debunk the most common myths around Visual Studio and the software development process in a style similar...
  • Blog Post: VSTS Code-Name Rosario April 2008 CTP Available

    The next Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Visual Studio Team System code-name "Rosario" April 2008 is now available for download. Check out Jeff Beehler's blog for more details about the latest feature sets that have been included in this CTP edition. As you may or may not know, Visual...
  • Blog Post: Tying VS Team Foundation Server and Project Server 2007 together

    As part of Application Lifecycle Development (ALM), one needs to have a way to tie application development efforts with the entire project plan overseen by a project manager. Since Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) was released, the connection between development tasks and overall project tasks...
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