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ALM Ranger Readiness Solution – CodePlex Updates #2

ALM Ranger Readiness Solution – CodePlex Updates #2

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Since ALM Ranger Readiness Solution – CodePlex Updates we have “silently” updated a few more of the ALM Ranger solutions since our RC release:

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New ** 2012-08-03
ALM Assessment
Use the ALM Assessment to evaluate where your organization stands in case of ALM Best Practices by using the assessment questions and qualitative discussions.
image108 New ** 2012-08-06
Practical Kanban Guide
Using Kanban in Team Foundation Server
image932 Practical Ruck Guide
The Visual Studio ALM Rangers Ruck process.
image98 New ** 2012-08-03
Team Foundation Build Customization Guide (Guidance)
Includes hands-on lab guidance for the customization, deployment of Team Foundation Build.
image962 Team Foundation Server Planning Guide
Implementation planning of Team Foundation Server.
image100 New ** 2012-08-03
Team Foundation Server Upgrade Guide

Upgrade scenarios and post-upgrade issues for Team Foundation Server and associated technologies.
image952 Visual Studio ALM Rangers Personas and Scenarios
Common definition of personas and scenarios used in Visual Studio ALM Rangers guidance.
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Visual Studio Coded UI Microsoft Word Plug-in
Guidance and tooling for the Visual Studio Coded UI Microsoft Word Plug-in, which extends the Coded UI feature support to Microsoft Word documents.

image1022 Visual Studio Test Tooling Guide
A range of test tooling practical and scenario based guidance.
image1032 Visual Studio Lab Management Guide
Visual Studio Lab Management, backed by VM Factory automation.
image1042 Visual Studio Quick Reference Guide
An overview of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server in the form of compact, quick reference sheets. Users who are unfamiliar with Visual Studio get a “quick” overview of features, value and associated Rangers guidance.

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Visual Studio Architecture Tooling Guide
Focuses on modeling tools and includes understanding and reverse engineering an existing application or starting a new application from scratch.

The following solutions are in the queue and will be updated soon:

image731 Branching and Merging Guide
Branching and merging strategies on Team Foundation Server.
image801 Team Foundation Build Customization Guide (BRD Lite)
Build-Release-Deploy (BRD) reference template, also known as BRDLite.
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Team Foundation Server Process Template Customization Guide
Work Item Tracking (WIT) and Process Template customizations.

image94 Team Foundation Service Practical Guide
Whitepapers and articles on using the Team Foundation Service built on Windows Azure, and its use by the Visual Studio ALM Rangers.
image101 Test Release Management Guide
Guidance and tooling to support scenarios for test case and test plan release management, including reporting and base-lining: sprint to sprint, release to release, and moving a feature through the branching guidelines scenarios.
image106 VM Factory Guide
Guidance and a reference implementation of a software solution that automates the creation of Microsoft environments, in particular Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server.

Watch the space …

  • Where can I see the AM assessment? I'd like to use it to gauge my teams and if we need to move to TFS 2012?

  • Shawn, we just added the missinhg URL and description.

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