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  • Blog Post: Git Experience Futures

    Our goal is to provide a Git experience that works for different engineering systems and teams, while making it easy to use. Today, we're announcing improvements to Visual Studio, Visual Studio Online, and Team Foundation Server that help us reach that goal. This isn't a comprehensive list of the Git...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Package Management support for VSO/TFS

    Today, I’m happy to announce the new package management service that is coming to Visual Studio Online and Team Foundation Server. The package management service will enable you to manage, store, secure, and share your binary components easily within an organization. Many software projects today...
  • Blog Post: Build Tasks for SonarQube Analysis

    As you may be aware, we have been working with SonarSource to integrate SonarQube with MSBuild, Team Foundation Server, and Visual Studio Online. Up to now , you could use the MSBuild.SonarQube.Runner to perform analysis locally on your development box , or in TFS (2013 or 2015) and VSO , but you had...
  • Blog Post: MSBuild and Team Foundation Server integration with SonarQube: version 1.0 released

    [Updated August 28th 2015]: If you are using Visual Studio Online, you now have a simpler way of analyzing your .Net code leveraging the Build Tasks for SonarQube Analysis   Release of MSBuild.SonarQube.Runner 1.0 As you might recall, we announced back in April at the //build conference that we...
  • Blog Post: Code Maps improvements in Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 RTM: Code maps now have simpler menus, more intuitive icons, and independent group layout

    Amongst the improvements we’ve made to Code Maps in Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 RTM are: Several of the icons that indicate the node type have been changed to be consistent with Solution Explorer, and with other tools and environments. The shortcut (context) menus have been reorganized...
  • Blog Post: Performance and Diagnostic Tools in Visual Studio 2015

    This blog post summarizes the investments we made to our performance profiling and diagnostic tools in Visual Studio 2015. What’s new in Visual Studio 2015 In Visual Studio 2013 we introduced the Performance and Diagnostics hub . In Visual Studio 2015, we have made the following improvements...
  • Blog Post: Video: Configuring Continuous Integration and Continuous Testing with Visual Studio 2015

    One of the ALM MVPs, Anthony Borton, did a great video on how to setup Continuous Integration Build and Continuous Testing with Visual Studio 2015. If you are considering configuring and playing with Continuous Testing this video is a must watch! Thanks Anthony! *************************************...
  • Blog Post: New course announcement: Enabling Continuous integration and continuous deployment with Visual Studio Online Build

    One of the primary efforts of the ALM Development team is to provide  tooling that enables DevOps workflows. The new Build system shared by both Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Online is a cornerstone to that effort. So it is great news one of the ALM MVPs, Esteban Garcia, and world class...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Octopus Deploy integration for Visual Studio Online

    Visual Studio Online recently  announced a new build system that offers a heterogonous capable platform that can easily build or integrate almost any existing asset and be extended to add new ones.  (For more information about this announcement please see Chris Build session: http://channel9...
  • Blog Post: The easiest way to file bugs and send error logs for Visual Studio 2015

    Just had one me my best MVPs send the event logs and memory dump of a Visual Studio Issue he ran into…It is no wonder I love these guys. Unfortunately he sent these logs to the entire development team….of which only a small % work on the shell. While I still love the guy I also wanted...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Online Process Customization

    It's been a long time coming, but I'm excited to let you know that process customization for Visual Studio Online (VSO) is right around the corner. In this post I want to take a few minutes to explain our roadmap and what you can expect over the next few months. Private Preview We’ve heard...
  • Blog Post: Diagnosing Event Handler Leaks with the Memory Usage Tool in Visual Studio 2015

    Memory Usage tool in the Diagnostics Tool window In Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6 we introduced the new debugger-integrated diagnostics tools , including the Memory Usage tool . For the first time, you could investigate memory growth on the managed heap without leaving everyone’s favorite tool, the...
  • Blog Post: Announcing 100 core support for VSO Cloud-based Load testing and more!

    Cloud-based Load Testing with Visual Studio Online now supports up to 100 cores for a single load test run. Until now in Cloud-based Load Testing, you could use up to 20 cores (10 agents) in a single load test run. With the support for 100 cores, you should be able to generate 5 times the concurrent...
  • Blog Post: April and May DevOps Webinars by Northwest Cadence

    The warm weather in Seattle has definitely seems to have had an effect on everything!  My feature team (Load Test) is ahead of schedule, the flower gardens are in full bloom and and the folks at Northwest Cadence seem to be ON FIRE with over 20 ALM and DevOps events for people to attend. With Dan...
  • Blog Post: Free Webinar on Professional Scrum Development by Richard Hundhausen March 18 2:00 PM PST

    Good friend, noted author and fellow car fanatic is offering a webinar on Scrum development. See you there!   Pro Scrum Development: A Conversation with Richard Hundhausen In this new webinar from Microsoft we will introduce you to the guy who literally wrote the book on Professional Scrum Development...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Limited Preview for Visual Studio Online Code Search

    Today we are unveiling a limited preview of our new Code Search feature on Visual Studio Online. Code Search enables you to quickly and easily search across your entire account and find matches using your web browser. Not only can you perform full text matching but for some languages, like C#, C and...
  • Blog Post: Build Futures

    At the Connect() developer event in November 2014 we showed a sneak peek at the investments we are making for our build automation features in TFS and Visual Studio Online. These new capabilities will be available in TFS 2015 and in Visual Studio Online starting in Q2 of 2015. TFS had build automation...
  • Blog Post: Video: Diagnostic Tools in Visual Studio 2015

    You may have read our blog posts about the Diagnostic Tools debugger window in Visual Studio 2015 , the new IntelliTrace in Visual Studio Ultimate 2015 , and the Memory Usage Tool while debugging in Visual Studio 2015 that highlight some of our new features in the Visual Studio 2015 CTP 5 release. Yesterday...
  • Blog Post: Walkthrough of Live Debugging using IntelliTrace in Visual Studio 2015 (Text Editor)

    In this blog post I am going to walk you through fixing a bug using IntelliTrace in Visual Studio 2015. If you haven’t done so already, check out the announcement of IntelliTrace in Visual Studio 2015 which gives you an overview of IntelliTrace and its UI. You can see this walkthrough as a video...
  • Blog Post: Diagnostic Tools debugger window in Visual Studio 2015

    Note: this post has been updated for Visual Studio 2015 RTM This blog post introduces the new Diagnostic Tools window in Visual Studio 2015. First we’ll define what we mean by diagnostic tools, then we’ll introduce the Diagnostic Tools window, and then we’ll dive into the different tools in the window...
  • Blog Post: IntelliTrace in Visual Studio Enterprise 2015

    Debugging is part of every developer’s routine. Something that is not often talked about is how much time can be wasted trying to find the root cause of a bug. A debugging session typically starts with your best guess of where to put the first breakpoint. You go through the repro steps and hope...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Visual Studio 2015 Preview and Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 Availability

    Last couple of weeks have been pretty crazy; in addition to the launching the new browser based Load Test Authoring experience at TechEd Europe, hosting the MVP summit, getting Update 4 released we have been working on getting Visual Studio 2015 Preview ready for you.   If you want a sneak...
  • Blog Post: What’s new in Release Management for VS 2013 Update 4?

    I'm excited to announce Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 Update 4. This update includes several new features and performance updates that will make it easier than ever to deploy your app from development through to production. This update is the latest in a cumulative series of feature additions...
  • Blog Post: Using Release Management VSO service to manage releases

    With Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 RTM, you can use Visual Studio Online(VSO) service to set up and manage your releases to Azure. This means you can configure Release Management client to connect to Visual Studio Online service instead of Release Management server used for on-premises...
  • Blog Post: How to install RM Azure extension and use the Azure VM in Release Management

    RM extension enables PowerShell DSC and WMF configuration required for Release Management Server to perform actions on the VM. By installing RM Extension to Azure VM, the user can add this VM as a vNext Azure Server in Release Management once the corresponding Azure subscription added. Steps to install...
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