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Latest readiness adventure Part 5 … more newcomers

Latest readiness adventure Part 5 … more newcomers

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Following on to the Visual Studio ALM Rangers recently called it a daunting but exciting adventure … what’s coming? post, we introduce three more solutions that will be upgraded, one new solution and elaborate on the merger of two. Smile

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VM Factory Guidance

Context

Practical and scenario based guidance and a reference implementation of a software solution that automates the creation of Microsoft environments, in particular Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server.

Proposed Epics

  • Epic: As Dave, the Team Foundation Server admin, I would like to understand the impact of the next version of Visual Studio on the VM Factory
  • Epic: As Alex, the technology consultant, I would like to be able to run an automated process to create a Rangers base VM with the latest Dev11 build
  • Epic: As Alex, the technology consultant, I would like to be able to run an automated process to create a Rangers Lab Management with the latest Dev11 build
  • Epic: As Alex, the technology consultant, I would like to be able to run an automated process to create a custom VM with Epic:
  • As Brian Keller I would like to use the VM Factory to build my DPE image and configure my sample application and data
Project Lead

PAUL Meyer 2Paul Meyer (VMFactory Master)

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TFS Integration Tools

Context

The Team Foundation Server Integration Platform and Tools facilitates the development of tools that integrate Team Foundation Server Integration with other systems.

Proposed Epics

  • Epic: As Alex, the technology consultant, I would like to understand the impact of the next version of Visual Studio on the Team Foundation Server Integration Tools
  • Epic: As Alex, the technology consultant, I would like to have better search ability for all the documentation, videos and samples
  • Epic: As Alex, the technology consultant, I would like easy to follow scenario based guidance for TFS, Rational and other migrations
Project Lead

Willy-P. SchaubWilly-Peter Schaub

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Branching and Merging Guidance

Context

Practical and scenario based guidance for branching and merging strategies on Team Foundation Server.
Codename: Cape Eagle Owl (CEO)
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Proposed Epics

  • Epic: As Garry, the dev lead, I would like to understand the impact of the next version of Visual Studio on branching and merging
  • Epic: As Garry, the dev lead, I would like to understand how long to wait with check-ins and merging (reverse integration)
  • Epic: As Garry, the dev lead, I would like to understand how to merge efficiently between parallel development teams that share a code base
  • Epic: As Garry, the dev lead, I would like to understand the security on branches and roles that impact branching and merging
Project Lead

P7290334Bill Heys

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CodedUI Testing Automation Guidance

Context

Practical and scenario based guidance for CodedUI testing, using maintainable and automated tests.

Proposed Epics

  • Epic: As Garry, the dev lead, I would like to understand the changes and impact of the next version of Visual Studio on my automated CodedUI Tests.
  • Epic: As Christine, the tester, I would like to understand how to build a library of Coded UI Test methods and assertions for one or a set of projects.
  • Epic: As Doris, the developer, I would like to understand how to build Coded UI Tests that can be shared across UI components for unit testing.
  • Epic: As Christine, the tester, I would like to understand how to deal with UI changes during the SDLC process.
  • Epic: As Garry, the dev lead, I would like to understand the changes and impact of the next version of Visual Studio on my automated CodedUI Tests
  • Epic: As Garry, the dev lead, I would like to understand how to migrate existing CodedUI solutions to Dev11
Project Lead

Richard Albrecht Photo … Richard Albrecht

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Have you noticed…

  • The Branching Guidance is now known as the Branching and Merging Guidance, consolidating two related topics of branching and merging.
  • The project that vanished off the diagram is the CodedUI Testing Guidance, which has been merged with the CodedUI Testing Automation Guidance.

Related posts:

  • I think I just completed a ranger epic for the TFS integration tools.

    Epic: As Alex, the technology consultant, I would like to have better search ability for all the documentation, videos and samples.

    Solution: Google. (Not bing).

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    Hi Jeff, unfortunately none of the search engines address the core issue.

    Most documentation, with the exception of our blogs, is onscured within zip files on Codeplex or are included in the product installation. It is unfortunately not easy to perform a search on the WWW, which peeks under the bonnet. The "Epic: As Alex, the technology consultant, I would like to have better search ability for all the documentation, videos and samples" is planning to make more of the existing guidance [content] discoverable.

    The "Epic: As Alex, the technology consultant, I would like easy to follow scenario based guidance for TFS, Rational and other migrations" is related as it will tie together existing and potentially new guidance in scenario based checklists.

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