Learn to use Visual Studio, Visual Studio Online, Application Insights and Team Foundation Server to decrease rework, increase transparency into your application and increase the rate at which you can ship high quality software throughout the application lifecycle
The Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management Developer Content team, aka the doc writers, prowl the blogs and forums looking for ideas that we can use to clarify our explanations of VS ALM. We also respond to community comments from the MSDN Library wiki and feedback. Once a month, we publish new and updated topics to the MSDN Library. Then we come to this blog and talk about them.
Here's our list of the most interesting information we found this month.
One of the most frequently-requested additions to the MSDN library is here! You can now access the installation guide as part of the MSDN library. This content was previously available only as a downloadable .chm file (and is still available in that format for those who want to download it). Over the next few months, we plan to add many more links between the online installation content and the administration content, to help simplify the overall guidance between installing, configuring, and managing Team Foundation Server and its components. In addition to this change, we’ve added numerous small improvements and clarifications to topics throughout the installation guide.
Updating your deployment has been a frequent question out on the forums. We’ve added a new topic that helps you determine what updates have been installed for your deployment. We’ve also added information about when and how to install an important QFE before upgrading your deployment from a previous version of Team Foundation Server. In addition to these changes, we’ve added numerous small improvements and clarifications to topics throughout the administration content.
The first official Scrum template is here! We've also made several changes to the docs that are intended to make permission management simpler.
Excel Reports (Agile)
Excel Reports (CMMI)
In addition to the highlighted topics below, corrections and improvements have been included in many topics from your input in the Community Content section at the bottom of each topic. Please keep them coming!
How do you organize your modeling projects? New material this month:
Integrating domain-specific languages with each other and with UML models is on the menu this month. These new and revised topics show how to link models using ModelBus. They include examples and new walkthroughs.
Database projects are center-stage this month's updates.
Workflows: what are they and why you might use them in database projects. Also, comparing database schemas.
Walkthrough: Define a Custom Workflow to Deploy a Database from Team Foundation Build
How to: Deploy Changes using Team Foundation Build
It's all about web and load tests.
New information about drop folders and private builds.
Need something that is not in the UI? Use the Team Foundation SDK to write your own app.
- Patrick Sheahan