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  • Blog Post: Removing weekends from the burndown chart

    I don’t generally like to just repeat content from other sources but this has been such a common question/request that I thought it was worth shouting about. In the latest Visual Studio Online release (January 22nd) you can now configure your working week to exclude weekends, or define which days you...
  • 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: 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>.visualstudio.com. Mine just worked, there’s no “migration...
  • 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 on his blog . I met Graham at one of the Visual...
  • 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 they run from 10:00 until approximately 14:00,...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 11 Event in Yorkshire, 31st May

    We’ve decided to run a Visual Studio event at Black Marble ’s offices on the 31st May. The event will cover an overview of the Application Lifecycle Management capabilities of Visual Studio 11 Beta and Team Foundation Server 11 Beta. This session will demonstrate a slice through an agile iteration starting...
  • Blog Post: Free Webinar on Team Explorer Everywhere from Black Marble

    Richard Fennell , MVP and ALM Ranger from Black Marble , is following up the guest post he wrote for this blog with a free webinar on how Eclipse developers are supported in using Team Foundation Server using Team Explorer Everywhere: Date: 19th March 2012 Time: 09:30 – 10:00 GMT Cost: Free Registration...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 11 Beta download now available

    A very short post to point out that the VS 11 Beta downloads, including TFS and TFS Express, are now available. Key links: Visual Studio 11 Beta downloads Jason Zander’s blog post explaining what’s new Rich and I are going to be installing the Beta and getting up to speed on the new features as soon...
  • Blog Post: Dealing with conflicts in TFS work items using the Excel integration

    A question that pops up reasonably regularly when showing the Excel integration into TFS is how it deals with conflicts, e.g. a work item is updated by someone else not using Excel, and then you try and update (publish) the same work item from Excel. I thought it was worth a quick post to show what happens...
  • Blog Post: An introduction to Agile development with Team Foundation Server: But I’m not a .NET developer

    TFS support for Agile practices Tailoring TFS to support your Agile process with process templates Iteration planning Information radiators But I’m not a .NET developer Agile support in TFS 11 I thought it would be interesting to get some guest writers in this series of blogs and I’m very grateful to...
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