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| Willy-Peter Schaub | Visual Studio ALM Rangers | In search of IT simplicity, quality and tranquility |

AHE and ATE in the final phase of review … a huge THANK YOU to the phenomenal teams!

AHE and ATE in the final phase of review … a huge THANK YOU to the phenomenal teams!

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Both the Visual Studio ALM Rangers Lab Management Guidance (codename African Hawk Eagle) and Rangers Build Customization Guide (codename African Tawny Eagle) have been submitted for review and are entering the final countdown phase.

African Hawk Eagle, “Nicola”, living at the http://www.birdsofprey.co.za.
Please visit this amazing centre in Dullstroom if you visit South-Africa and say “Hi” to Nicola (AHE) and Rosie (ATE).

Lab Management Guide

This Visual Studio ALM Ranger project has the primary goal of delivering scenario based and hands-on guidance for the planning, setup, configuration and usage of Visual Studio Lab Management, backed by  custom VM Template automation for reference environments.

Monitor the Visual Studio ALM Rangers blog, using tag tfslm, for the latest information on this project.

Trivial information … the current guidance includes hands-on labs (HOLs) which amount to a total of 1150 minutes or 18.58 hours of exploration time.

Build Customization Guide

This Visual Studio ALM Ranger project has the primary goal of delivering scenario based and hands-on lab guidance for the customization and deployment of TFS Team Build activities such as versioning, code signing, and branching.

Monitor the Visual Studio ALM Rangers blog, using tag vsbcg, for the latest information on this project.

The Teams

The teams of both projects are phenomenal, because not only did they deliver both solutions under the normal challenging Rangers environment (virtual teams, multiple time zones, different cultures, part-time-volunteer resources, …), but they supported the dog fooding of Ruck often to the detriment of their primary commitments in the projects and enduring associated process tweaking, analysis and questioning by Brian and I.

I would like to personally thank all of the Visual Studio ALM Rangers who have thrown their passion, knowledge, personal time and all the other ingredients that will make both these solutions “block busters”. Both projects were started with very special codenames and seeing the phenomenal solutions emerge makes me extremely proud of this amazing Rangers “family”. 

Rangers you are all truly special!

  • Nice work!!!. Looking forward to it. When do you expect the projects to be ready for download.

  • Writing exact dates would be like opening Pendoras box and not being able to close the lid again :) What I can say is that the Rangers Architecture Tooling Guidance v2 is imminent (hours), while the others are down to weeks ... we are in the final review phase.

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