Two ALM Rangers win ALM MVP of the year awards!
Michael Fourie who recently won the ALM Ranger champion of champion award, and Mattias Sköld walked home with the ALM MVP of the year awards from the MVP Summit. Congratulations gentlemen, you are truly leading by example and with limitless passion for technology!
Artefacts survey trends
We asked all ALM Rangers for their views on our standard and proposed artefact types and formats. Not many responded, but the graph shows definite trends:
Some comments we loved:
- We have many poster stuck to walls around the building(s) … I will guarantee that we would have riots if we were to remove and/or discontinue those.
(those == quick reference posters / sheets)
- Printing isn't from this time where everything goes digital.
Fakes team dog-foods a new delivery style
The Better Unit Testing with Microsoft Fakes guide has been produced in a single-document eBook, which contains the overview, the guidance, the hands-on labs and the quick reference sheets. In addition the default PDF format will be joined by ePUB formats such as MOBI shortly.
Already the positive feedback is rolling in:
- Nice work. I like the new ebook format!
- To summarize: I like it :).
- I love getting the guidance in book format. It not only makes it easier to consume and digest (IMHO) but it also adds a certain amount of credibility to the guidance (not that I feel there is any lack of credibility in the other guidance, there isn't - I just feel there is more with this format).
- Awesome, love it.
CANDID FEEDBACK: What do you think of the new format? Please add a comment to this post or start a thread in vsarTestToolingGuide Discussions.
Two of my favo(u)rite pictures from ALM Rangers microSummit
Everyone was smiles at the microSummit, except for probably Charles Sterling “Chuck” when the events crew threw us out of the conference centre and Martin Hinshelwood when he spoke about migrations.
… see pre-TR16 | microSummit | ALM Summit for hi-quality images.
Three of my favo(u)rite pictures from TechReady 16
Jon Guerin talking to the TFS Task board with gestures via Kinect, Joseph Donnelly lighting up at the TechReady party and Robert Bernstein with his pirates Dave Crook and Anisha Pindoria.
… see The pirates rule! and other TR16 blog posts for hi-res pictures.
Pictures from the field
Proof that Michael Fourie is not just involved in most (if not all) projects, but also listening to the project planning meetings
Dave Crook shared this image with his team recently and if it were not for the suits we could swear that Robert Bernstein is telling Willy-Peter Schaub to walk the plank on his ALM Readiness Treasure Map ship.
New ALM Rangers
Please welcome the following new ALM Rangers: Javier Arguello and Tom Lindeman.
ASK #1 – Submit your ideas!
ASK #2 – Quotes anyone?
- As always we would appreciate quotes from you or your communities in terms of the ALM Ranger solutions.
Good news and positive quotes are invaluable!
ASK #3 – Tell us about your successes!
- One thing we love is celebrating your successes. Unfortunately not being omniscient we simply don’t know about many of them. So if you have done or know of some outstanding contributions/actions please send them to Chuck and Willy.