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  • Blog Post: How VPNs can help you use your MSDN Azure benefits with TFS Lab Management

    By Richard Fennell , Engineering Director at Black Marble and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Visual Studio (ALM) As I'm sure many of you know, if you have an MSDN subscription you get some Windows Azure credit each month. The question is how to use this as a developer within a corporate...
  • Blog Post: ALM: Providing the right tool for the job

    by Matteo Emili, Microsoft MVP One of the key points of an ALM platform is to give each user the right tool for his job. But the difference between a product and a platform is that you have different key roles as your users’ base. And this is where Visual Studio ALM excels. You can access...
  • Blog Post: 10 Reasons To Use Team Foundation Service

    I recently had an interesting discussion with Giles Davies, Giles is from Visual Studio UK Team @VisualStudioUK . The discussion was about group based projects and how academics and students could use technology to assist them in this task. So I asked Giles to write a short summary of what he believes...
  • Blog Post: Well, I like Team Foundation Server and I like Git, but which is better?

    With apologies to Harry Hill , we won’t be having a fight to find out because choosing between Git and Team Foundation Server ( TFS ) is no longer mutually exclusive. Version control is probably the single most important piece of the development environment after the IDE itself, essential for teams and...
  • Blog Post: Innovation in ALM (yes, really)

    by Matteo Emili, Microsoft MVP It’s not easy to bring innovation in a field like the Application Lifecycle Management, where you have to deal with several user roles, each with its own needs. We just left //Build behind us, and Microsoft with the Visual Studio ALM 2013 release - currently...
  • Blog Post: Tech.Days Online is back and this time it’s bigger and better than ever before! 24th – 26th April 2013

    Tech.Days online is back and this time it’s bigger and better than ever before. So if your interested in learning about Microsoft latest technology and tools and hearing from experts then you need to book out the the 24th, 25th and 26th April for three ...read more
  • Blog Post: TypeScript and real life examples

    Over the Christmas break I had a few emails asking me about TypeScript http://www.typescriptlang.org/ the JavaScript extension invented by Anders Hejlsberg. So what is TypeScript? TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. ...read more
  • Blog Post: So, do you know how big Visual Studio is?

    Well there is Visual Studio IDE, then there is Team Foundation Server and Office integration and… well you get the picture.   Yes its a vast set of products which as academics and students you get for FREE via DreamSpark http://www.dreamspark.com ...read more
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation Service is out of Preview and now released

    Team Foundation Service is now released! Here’s my summary of the key links and information: Announcement Does the URL change from <myname>.tfspreview.com? Yes, that will continue to work, but your account will now be available at <myname> ...read more
  • Blog Post: How to persuade your management that you should upgrade to TFS 2012

    You may have clearly identified the new capabilities that you’d like to use in TFS 2012, but if you need some assistance in helping to demonstrate the benefits of upgrading then you might be interested in the presentation that Graham Pembery has put together ...read more
  • Blog Post: Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2012 Events: Reading, Edinburgh and London

    We’re putting on some more Application Lifecycle Management events in October and November. These are essentially an end to end demo running through Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2012. We run them as relatively small and informal sessions and ...read more
  • Blog Post: How do I get started with Team Foundation Server?

    This post from Giles Davies appeared first on the UK Microsoft UK Developer Tools Team blog . Visit the dev tools team for more posts about Visual Studio, licensing, tips, techie stuff and lots more. Over to Giles: How do I get started with Team Foundation Server? This question pops up quite often and...
  • Blog Post: End of support for Visual SourceSafe - post updated 10 January

    Hi all - I updated this post today (10 January) with revised info. Don’t forget that mainstream support for Microsoft Visual SourceSafe ends on 10 July 2012 . After this date you’ll still be able to access extended (paid for) support, as detailed in this Microsoft Support Lifecycle blog...
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