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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Jakob Ehn

Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Jakob Ehn

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This post is part of an ongoing series of Rangers introductions. See An index to all Rangers covered on this blog for more details.

Who you are?

I work as an Solution Architect at Inmeta Crayon, where I work both with traditional software development on the .NET platform, and with Visual Studio ALM where I help our customersJakob (and ourselves) with getting the best out of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server.

What makes you ��tick”?

Software development in general has always made me "tick", ever since I finally got my ZX Spectrum 48K when I was around 11 years old and noticed that after having played the games it was more fun to create them. Later on, I have realized that a lot of the work involved in developing software are by nature manual and repetitive, and I enjoy developing tools and processes that let us automate these tasks and use our energy to create good software for our customers instead. This is one of the reasons why I have worked a lot with extending Visual Studio and TFS over the last 5 years, and in particular with TFS Build.

Where you live?

I live 15km north of Stockholm, the capital of Sweden.

Where is the place you call home?

Home is where I live, with my family.

Why are you active in the Rangers program?

I think the ALM Rangers are doing a fantastic job with helping people and companies getting started with the different tools and technologies in the Visual Studio ALM suite. A lot of people are looking for best practices and the Rangers material are always of very good quality. I want to bring my knowledge into the Rangers program and work with the talented people in it .

What is the best Rangers project you worked in and why?

I haven't been involved in one yet, but I will start working on the next release of the Build Customization Guide, which I'm really looking forward to.

  • Congratulations, Jakob Ehn!

  • Awesome! Congratulations Jakob!

  • Welcome on board Jakob and thanks for choosing the Build Customization project! We look forward to working with you!


  • Somewhat behind the times but I'd like to add my congratulations to the rest. Kör hårt!


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