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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio & TFS 2013 Update 4 (CTP 1) is Available

    Didn’t we just release Update 3?  Brian Harry explains the awesome details of this CTP on his blog post , but below are my highlights. As you’ll see, this update (as of now) is more substantial for TFS: Pull Requests for Git in TFS – This was released to VSO a little bit back, but it’s coming to...
  • Blog Post: QuickHit Video – Getting Started with Visual Studio Online

    I just posted a new video in the series (is it a series yet if there are only two?): QuickHit Video -  Getting Started with Visual Studio Online It’s actually a re-post of a FlashCast video I did earlier in the summer, with a few annotations to catch you up on updates as well. Getting Started with...
  • Blog Post: VSO is Happy to See You! Project Welcome Pages

    The August 18th news article on the Visual Studio site announced a fun new addition to VSO: Project Welcome pages. Think of Welcome pages as documentation, a greeting, or basic contextual information for the Team Project.  You can use a Welcome pages for things like: Describing the purpose/business...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 is Here!

    Yep, it’s here (maybe the timing had something to do with //Build?)! I’ll let you get all the tasty details via the official post , but here are my personal top highlights (and if you’re using VSO, you may have seen some of these already): Work Item Tagging updates Work Item Tagging allows users to further...
  • Blog Post: Event: ALM Symposium in San Diego, April 30th 2014

    An All Day Event to Train, Inspire & Connect Teams! Microsoft and Northwest Cadence are extremely excited to be partnering together to host the upcoming ALM Symposium in La Jolla, CA! This is a great time to be in the world of software development, and this event will show you why! San Diego is the...
  • Blog Post: Event: Las Vegas - Modern Web and App Development with Visual Studio 2013

    Connect to the cloud. Create brilliant apps. Transform your potential. In an age of extraordinary expectations, how can you ensure every app works flawlessly, seamlessly, and elegantly on every device, all the time? Lunch & Learn: Modern Web and App Development with Visual Studio 2013 Join your local...
  • Blog Post: Recording from Dec 6 Webcast: A Lap Around Visual Studio ALM 2013

    Sorry for the delay in posting this – “launch season'” gets pretty hectic! Thank you to all who attended my webcast on 12/6 titled “A Lap Around Visual Studio ALM 2013”.  I hope everyone found it worthwhile! HERE is a link to view/download the Lync recording from the webcast, and I’ve also embedded...
  • Blog Post: Fall Webinar Series from Imaginet

    Check out the fall schedule of webinars from Imaginet ! "Getting The Most Value and Benefit From Team Foundation Server" How to Get Control Over Your Portfolio of Projects with Agile and TFS REGISTER - OCTOBER 24TH AT 12:00PM CST REGISTER - NOVEMBER 7TH AT 12:00PM CST Scrum and agile management...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Boise! The Quality Enablement Roadshow is Coming to You..

    The Quality Enablement through Agile Testing roadshow has been extended to make a stop in Boise! Producing high quality software , closely aligned with the constantly changing requirements of business stakeholders is more important than ever. Especially in an Agile development setting, every team member...
  • Blog Post: VS/TFS 2012 Tidbits: TFS Feedback Management Behind the Scenes

    In this post, I’m going to take a closer look at how the new Feedback capabilities in TFS 2012 works under the covers. In general, TFS users can request “feedback” from stakeholders about particular elements/areas of an application.  This can be either specific or general scenarios.  TFS manages...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming ALM Webcasts from Neudesic

    The events just keep comin’ from our awesome partners!  See below for the latest schedule of ALM webcasts from Neudesic . 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’s Visual Studio ALM is a leader in the the Gartner Magic Quadrant

    The brilliant minds at Gartner have positioned Microsoft in the “leader” quadrant for Application Lifecycle Management, in their June 5th, 2012 publication, “Magic Quadrant for Application Life Cycle Management”   (available for 12 months following publication) . Their evaluation was based on Visual...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Free Webinars and Workshops from Imaginet

    Check out these upcoming web-based learning opportunities from Imaginet ! These training events are completely free .  To register, simply click on a date below. A View into Microsoft's New ALM Features and Tools As more is known and released about the next release of Visual Studio and related tools...
  • Blog Post: Partner Webcasts: Northwest Cadence

    Several of our awesome ALM partners are delivering some terrific webcasts this summer and fall.  In this post, I’ve listed upcoming webcasts from Northwest Cadence . Take a look, and if you see something you like, click on the webcast title to register!  See NW Cadence’s events page for additional...
  • Blog Post: Event: Free Visual Studio ALM Roadshow Coming Through Denver

    Using the Visual Studio 2010 ALM Tools to Improve Your Software Lifecycle Management March 15th, 2011 at the Microsoft Denver Office   Come join Microsoft and Notion Solutions as we present the latest tools and techniques for managing your software process to attain quality software using Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Visual Studio 2010 ALM Roadshows (FREE)

    Using the Visual Studio 2010 ALM Tools to Improve Your Software Lifecycle Management Live Roadshow! Come join Microsoft and Notion Solutions as we present the latest tools and techniques for managing your software process to attain quality software using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and the Application...
  • Blog Post: Scrum For Team System Process Template Released for TFS 2010

    You probably know it as the “Conchango Scrum Template” for Team Foundation Server.  EMC acquired Conchango a little while back, and it’s great to see that the “ Scrum for Team System ” process template has not been forgotten! The latest release, V3.x Beta 2 ( x86 / x64 ), is an updated template...
  • Blog Post: Denver VS.NET User Group: Sponsored Training for VSTS 2008 Database Edition

    For full details, I'll let you go here: http://www.denvervisualstudio.net/#lab But here's the jist: Topic : Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition (VSTSDB) is a paradigm shift in how databases are managed in the application development lifecycle and how databases are integrated into...
  • Blog Post: Application Lifecycle Management for Sharepoint Development

    In case you Sharepoint development shops out there haven’t noticed, we’ve recently released some development guidance on using Team System and Team Foundation Server for Sharepoint Development. At the Application Lifecycle Management Resource Center for Sharepoint Server site, you’ll find helpful resources...
  • Blog Post: Check out these Free ALM Catalyst Workshops

    Ignite a Positive Reaction MAXIMIZE THE IMPACT OF TEAM FOUNDATION SERVER WITH FREE LIVE WORKSHOPS. There is continual pressure for IT departments to accomplish more for the business with fewer resources. Make sure your business application development projects are advancing with the greatest possible...
  • Blog Post: Check it out: Oracle Database Development in Visual Studio

    In case you haven’t seen this, Microsoft in partnership with Quest Software , has announced a new plug-in which will provide Oracle database development support inside Visual Studio. This plug-in, available for Visual Studio 2010, is called Quest’s Database Schema Provider. With this, Oracle developers...
  • Blog Post: Forrester Report on SCM Trends

    The PDF can be accessed HERE . If you want to get a better idea of what SCM tools are being adopted and how Team Foundation Server is faring, I recommend you read this whitepaper.  It provides some great statistics around SCM tool adoption in Europe, including TFS, ClearCase, Subversion, and others...
  • Blog Post: Leading Industry Analyst Firm Assesses the ALM Market Offerings and Their Providers

    In keeping you informed of third-party evaluations of our products and technologies, I wanted to draw your attention to recent research from Gartner, Inc .. The report – released December 17, 2008 under the title “MarketScope for Application Life Cycle Management” by analysts Jim Duggan, Matt Light ...
  • Blog Post: Get your feet wet with Application Lifecycle Management (ALM): 11/12

    (I have to plug anything Neudesic does in this arena!  You won’t be disappointed!) Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Presented by Rick Garibay, Neudesic Find out how utilizing Application Lifecycle Management in your environment gives you consistent predictable developments processes, increased...
  • Blog Post: DENVER: Team System Training Open Enrollment

    Join Adventos for a rich, integrated training experience on the leading Microsoft technology! Overview Visual Studio Team System is an integrated software development platform used to build applications on the Microsoft platform. It extends Visual Studio’s integrated and productive experience from...
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