Welcome to Visual Studio 11 ALM Rangers Readiness Beta “Wave”

Welcome to Visual Studio 11 ALM Rangers Readiness Beta “Wave”

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JasonZ announced the Visual Studio 11 Beta, which triggered a SIMultaneous-SHIPping event for the Visual Studio ALM Rangers.

Updated: 2012-04-13. Changes marked with //date – change token.

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I am happy to announce that the Visual Studio 11 ALM Rangers Readiness Beta “Gig” solutions are now available for download from CodePlex:


The following solutions will be available for Beta download in the near future:


The following solutions have been cancelled or merged with other solutions:

  • // 2012-03-05 Cancelled
    Requirements Engineering Guide
    Requirements Engineering (RE), which addresses people, processes and technology for Team Foundation Server.
  • // 2012-04-04 Merged
    Coded UI and MTM Guides
    Merged with the Test Tooling Guide project.

The Team

None of this would have been possible without a dream team, made up of contributors and reviewers from all over the world, as well as phenomenal product owners from the product group.

Our product owners …

The team members who signed up for the “Gig”, listed in alphabetical order … Aaron Bjork, Abhimanyu Singhal, Adam Gilmore, Adimulam Sudheer, Alexei Govorine, André Dias, Andrew Whitechapel, Anutthara Bharadwaj, Babu George Padamadan, Bijan Javidi, Bill Essary, Bill Heys, Bob Hardister, Brandon Hawbaker, Brian Blackman, Brian Minisi, Caroline Williams, Casey OMara, Cesar Solis Brito, Chandana Athauda, Charles Sterling, Chris Burrows, Christian Nielsen, Cláudio Bernardo Leite B. R. da Silva, Claudio Leie, Clementino de Mendonca, Craig Riter, Daniel Manson, Daniel Margetic, Daniel Meixner, Daniel Oliveira, Danny Crone, David A. Clark, David Corbin, David Hay, David Scruggs, Doug Neumann, Ed Holloway, Eric Golpe, Ethem Azun, Ewald Hofman, Fabio Stawinski, Francisco Xavier Fagas Albarracín, Gaurav Aggarwal, Giulio Vian, Grant Holliday, Gregg Boer , Harish Reddy Kothapalli, Hassan Fadili, Hosam Kamel, Jahangeer Mohammed, Jakob Ehn, James Pickell, Jean-Marc Prieur , Jeff Bramwell, Jens Suessmeyer, Jim Lamb, Jim Szubryt, Joe Donnelly, John Bergman, John Jacob, John Spinella, Jon Guerin, Kris Lankford, Krithika Sambamoorthy, Lennart Jansson, Leonard Woody, Lukasz Gratkowski, Mahesh Babu Nalla, Manish Ahuja, Manuel Boendel, Mario Rodriguez, Mark Nichols, Martin Kulov, Mathew Aniyan, Mathias Olausson, Matt Nunn, Matthew Mitrik, Mattias Sköld, Micheal Learned, Mike Abrahamson, Mike Douglas, Mike Fourie, Mike Schimmel, Neno Loje, Nico Orschel, Paul Meyer, Pete Elliott, Petr Moravek, Pierre Donyegro, Pramod Vasanth, Prasanna Ramkumar, Rahul Chugh, Ramon Aldana Borjes, Raul Guerrero Carreon, Rene Schumacher, Richard Albrecht, Richard Fennell, Richard Florance, Rob Jarratt, Rob Maher, Robert MacLean, Roy Robertson, Rui Melo, Sai Charan Chirravuri, Scott Tomas, Shawn Cicoria, Siddharth Bhatia, Silfarney Wallace, Subrahmanya Somayajulu, Taavi Koosaar, Ted Malone, Thomas Isler, Thomas Schissler, Tiago Pascoal, Tim Omta, Tim Star, Tina Erwee, Tony Feissle, Tony Whitter, Vijay Machiraju, Vladimir Gusarov, William Bartholomew, Willy-Peter Schaub.

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  • Started looking through the beta documentation, particularly the TFS Planning and Upgrade guidance and I must say excellent job to the ALM Rangers on this stuff!  This is a huge improvement over what was available for 2010.  Really like the Personas and Customer Profiles sections, as my company closely aligns with one of the profiles.  Also really like all the additional links and "I would like to..." reference tables.  Really helps digest the information better and more easily find what you're looking for.  Overall, great job all!  Really looking forward to the Branching Guide and other solutions not yet released for beta.

  • This is simply awesome stuff. Outstanding quality - as always!

    Well done ALM Rangers!

  • Good job Rangers! Will we have ant guidance related to Database Projects?

  • @Rodrigo, the current wave does not include any database guidance. I will forward your query to the project lead of the vsdatabaseguide.codeplex.com project, who has suggested an upgrade in the next wave of projects.

  • Could you put the non-beta versions (e.g. of the Branching Guide) back where they were so they are accessible?  I'm trying to give a reference to a colleague and find it's disappeared, and all search hits for 2010 now redirect to the vNext beta.  We need to use TFS 2010 at least until vNext ships, as doing production on beta software is a no-no in our industry.

  • We have not removed any of the downloads from CodePlex and have no plans to do so.

    For example, for the Branching Guide you will find the previous downloads, dating back to 2010:

    - v1 - For Visual Studio 2010 (vsarbranchingguide.codeplex.com/.../38849)

    - v1 - For Visual Studio 2010 German (vsarbranchingguide.codeplex.com/.../54727)

    - v1 - For Visual Studio Spanish (vsarbranchingguide.codeplex.com/.../53444)

    Click on the "Downloads" button and it will list all new and previous downloads.

  • Thanks so much!  Sorry for being hasty, but my searches kept turning up the beta for 11, so I got confused.

  • So...

    "// 2012-03-05 Cancelled  - Requirements Engineering Guide"

    What does that mean? There will be no new guides about requirements? Is the actual guide still valid?

  • @Taisa, it means that we are not updating the Requirements Engineering Guide for Team Foundation Server 11 at this point. The guidance is still valid, however, we have not updated aor re-tested the Hands-on Lab on TFS11. If you feel that we should be upgrading the guide, please raise an idea on visualstudio.uservoice.com/.../121579-visual-studio and explain the need and especially the proposed changes.

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