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  • Blog Post: Test Plan and Test Suite Customization with TFS2013 Update3

    One of the top feature requests from Microsoft Test Manager/Test Case Management users across various forums has been the ability to customize the Test Plan and Test Suite artifacts. Based on the feedback, with Team Foundation Server 2013 Update 3 , we are adding the functionality to add custom fields...
  • Blog Post: Customization and configuration in VS ALM

    With Visual Studio ALM and TFS, you gain access to a wealth of tools, many of which you configure or can customize. Common areas that team's customize include team alerts, team home page, shared queries, and test platforms. For on-premises deployments, you can also add fields, customize work item types...
  • Blog Post: Changing the default number of tasks displayed on the taskboard

    Whether you've installed the beta or signed up for the hosted service, you've probably seen the new taskboard feature , one of the new planning and tracking tools. Hopefully you've started playing with all these tools, adding items to your backlog, creating tasks, and moving tasks from one state to another...
  • Blog Post: Update Your Agile Team Project to Support Additional Functionality After You Upgrade from TFS 2010 to TFS11 Beta

    Summary When a new version of TFS comes out, there are new features. Some of those features are backed by metadata such as work item types and work item categories. If you had to upgrade your TFS 2008 team project to TFS 2010 you know that this can be a daunting exercise. For TFS11 there are also...
  • Blog Post: Installing the Advanced Configuration of TFS 11 from the BUILD Conference in Anaheim

    I am posting walkthroughs of the the various TFS install wizards for the upcoming version of TFS previewed at the BUILD Conference in Anaheim this week. Installation of TFS 11 is very similar to installation of TFS 2010. You can use the install guide for TFS 2010 to review the current guidelines for...
  • Blog Post: VS ALM Library Updates on MSDN for June 2010

    Well the days are getting shorter, there's a nip in the air, and the clouds are building up again. But oh what a summer it was! Last Tuesday, if I remember correctly. However, we didn't let all those hours on the beach keep us from updating the ALM Library. Here are the results. Manual Configuration...
  • Blog Post: Videos about Visual Studio ALM + Team Foundation Server 2010 on MSDN

    MSDN has many videos that show how you can use Visual Studio ALM tools and Team Foundation Server to help your team develop software more successfully: Testing How do I get started with test cases in Visual Studio Test Professional 2010? How do I manage test cases with Visual Studio 2010...
  • Blog Post: VS ALM Library Updates on MSDN for April 2011

    Normally, I use this space to discuss the important stuff: me, and the weather in the Pacific Northwest. But not this time. This time it's all about the writers. They are all fine people. Even though, except for one glorious day last Saturday, it has only been above 55 degrees twice since Febuary...
  • Blog Post: Using the Schemas to Edit Work Item Types and Process Templates for Team Foundation in Visual Studio

    I've just posted the Team Foundation schema files for process templates and work item types on Code Gallery: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/TFSchemas/Wiki/View.aspx?id=25933 . You can drop the schema files in Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10 ...read more
  • Blog Post: VS ALM Library Updates on MSDN for December 2010

    Snow, turkeys, Win 7 phones, floods, Kinects, and cold: It's been an interesting month here in the Northwest. In other news, VSALMDC released documentation for Visual Studio Feature Pack 2 and created additional content for the MSDN Library. And for those of you are having holidays this month and are...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2 expands test capabilities and includes code visualization + modeling tools from previous feature pack

    This feature pack has just been released and includes the following capabilities: Testing features: Use Microsoft Test Manager to capture and playback action recordings for Silverlight 4 applications. Create coded UI tests for Silverlight 4 applications with Visual Studio 2010 Premium or...
  • Blog Post: VS ALM Library Updates on MSDN for October 2010

    October has been spectacular here in the Pacific Northwest, which has nothing to do with the reduced output in this month's MSDN Library updates for VS ALM. There is a lot of work being done to reorganize and refocus our content to make it even more useful to you in acccomplishing your goals. We are...
  • Blog Post: VSALM Library Updates on MSDN for September 2010

    A couple of exciting additions to the Application Lifecycle Management documentation this month: The complete guide to the Best Practices Analyzer Tool for Team Foundation Server (BPA) is now in the MSDN Library. BPA is a Team Foundation Server Power Tool that diagnoses a large number of issues with...
  • Blog Post: VSALM Library Updates on MSDN for August 2010

    Lots of new and updated information in the August update to the Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management section of MSDN. Remember that many of these changes are a direct response to your requests and comments. We welcome your feedback and questions – either in the Community Content at the...
  • Blog Post: Updated: Customizable Process Guidance

    A couple of weeks ago, I posted customizable process guidance packages on Code Gallery. I've updated those to pick up a few minor changes that we published on MSDN yesterday. http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/VSScrumGuidance http://code.msdn.microsoft ...read more
  • Blog Post: Customizable process guidance

    I've just posted versions of process guidance for Visual Studio Scrum 1.0, MSF for Agile Software Development v5.0, and MSF for CMMI Process Improvement v5.0 on Code Gallery so that you can customize them and associate these customized versions with your ...read more
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