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  • Blog Post: Ranger Flash – June 2014 … gearing up for another adventurous year

      You can find the latest flight plan snapshot at aka.ms/vsarFlightPlan news   TFS Planning, Disaster Avoidance and TFS on Azure IaaS v1.4 landed during June, displacing the early BETA. The guidance will be refreshed shortly to include load testing and performance improvement feedback from...
  • Blog Post: Ranger Flash – April 2014

    beta news   Version Control guidance v3.BETA flight has landed delivering a crisper, more compact style, which is easier to consume on multiple devices without sacrificing any content.   TFS on Azure IaaS guides have gone into final copy editing and will ship in the TFS Planning and DR Avoidance...
  • Blog Post: Ranger Flash – March 2014 … landing lights are on!

      A few projects are on final approach and expected to land during April. beta news TFS on Azure IaaS team shipped a silent BETA to ALM Rangers and ALM MVPs. Version Control Guidance team has split deliverables into two separate flights, one focused on the Git for TFVC User and the other on the...
  • Blog Post: Ranger Flash – February 2014 … short month, brief flash :)

      See Flight Plan Board for details on the exciting ALM Rangers community project delivering the new and crisper look and feel as above.. Triage #7 has finally been completed and 3-5 new projects are spinning up as part of wave #7. Lab Management Guide … v3 update shipped and was recently refreshed...
  • Blog Post: Ranger Flash – January 2014 … welcome to a new year of bit and byte adventures!

      Here is a sneak preview of our Rangers portfolio dashboard as generated by the vsarFlightPlan research solution, using real-time VS Online WIT backlog data. latest landings Better Unit Testing with Microsoft Fakes – eBook update v1.2 posted great forthcoming attractions Take a peek at vsarFlightPlan...
  • Blog Post: Ranger Flash – December 2013 … family.job.ranger shutdown comes to an end

    After a brief “focus on family” Ranger shutdown, we are resuming projects with the usual passion for technology and the ALM community   Wishing everyone a prosperous, safe and happy 2014! latest project landings during December Pirates ship ALM Readiness Treasure Map v2.1 release for Windows 8.1...
  • Blog Post: Ranger Flash – November 2013 ... MVP summit, robotics and landing projects

    The Unit Test Generator v1.2 bug fix release landed safely. Get your update today! silent landings ( What are silent releases…? ) TFS Upgrade Guide v3.BETA was silently shipped on 7th November, introducing the new “crisper” look & feel. TFS Reporting Guide v1.BETA was silently shipped on 20th November...
  • Blog Post: Looking at ALM Ranger solution download trends and interim prioriti[s|z]ation survey results

    One of the metrics we use to measure impact of our solutions is the number of downloads, which have allowed us to observe some interesting trends since we started tracking them in 2009. To support and extract the details from the upcoming Rangers flash, we are sharing a few of the graphs we are using...
  • Blog Post: Ranger Flash – October 2013

    NOTE : Click on images for better quality. Updates Unit Test Generator team has shipped a v1.1 bug fix revision, with another planned for early November. Building a Release Pipeline with TFS eBook is available. Enjoy the read! Robert MacLean from the ALM Readiness Treasure Map team released a video taking...
  • Blog Post: Ranger Flash – September 2013

      A number of projects landed in September, with one remaining on landing approach and six others in flight:      Related Announcements Building a Release Pipeline with Team Foundation Server 2012 Testing Mobile Applications using Perfecto Mobile's MobileCloud Planning your TFS...
  • Blog Post: Ranger Flash – August 2013

    We have a number of projects on final landing approach and a few that have just landed: Related announcements ALM Readiness Treasure Map – Release 2 available in the Windows Store Visual Studio Unit Test Generator v1 “lands” ¿Habla Español? … Testing Unitario con Microsoft® Fakes ALM Rangers DevOps Workbench...
  • Blog Post: Ranger Flash – July 2013

      We have a number of projects on final landing approach. Watch the space for release announcements here and on the Visual Studio ALM + Team Foundation Server Blog .   New Associate Rangers Please welcome the following new Associate ALM Rangers in our family:  Gordon Beeming , James Waletzky...
  • Blog Post: Ranger Flash – June 2013

      Latest project flight information:   aka.ms/vsarindex lists all of our 200+ ALM Rangers. In this section we will introduce some of the top champions in our community, who continue to mentor, review, contribute and share their experience on a voluntary basis. To all ALM Rangers, you “ ROCK...
  • Blog Post: Rangers Flash – May 2013

    Latest Updates We have updated a number of the existing content on CodePlex to include latest in-the-field findings and align with the latest product updates. Better Unit Testing with Microsoft Fakes Guide a la mobi and epub Active Projects A number of projects have entered their last sprint and you...
  • Blog Post: Rangers Flash – April 2003

    Latest Releases The following project(s) have shipped during April: DevOps bug resolution using IntelliTrace Latest Updates In addition to the new project(s) we have updated a number of the existing content on CodePlex to include latest in-the-field findings and align with the latest product updates...
  • Blog Post: Why are ALM Rangers the best thing since sliced cheese with holes?

    We are once again looking for success stories , quotes and evidence to demonstrate that the ALM Rangers and their solutions are making a positive impact and that their solutions are the best thing since sliced cheese with holes was invented ASK #1 - Tell us about your success stories! Are you aware of...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Svetlana Kostinsky

    This post is part of an ongoing series of Rangers introductions. See   Ranger Index (Who is Who?) for more details. Who you are? My name is Sveta Kostinsky and I’m responsible for strategic partners enablement in Perfecto Mobile. What makes you “tick”? I have been with Perfecto Mobile for 3 years...
  • Blog Post: Rangers Flash – March 2013

    Latest Releases The following projects have shipped during March. TFS Disaster Avoidance and Recovery Planning Better Unit Testing with Microsoft Fakes guide Latest Updates In addition to the new projects we have also upgraded a number of the existing content on CodePlex to include latest in-the-field...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Priyanka Janardhan

    This post is part of an ongoing series of Rangers introductions. See   Ranger Index (Who is Who?) for more details. Who you are? I am the TFS Lead for Accenture CIO- India Delivery Centre. Been born and brought up in INDIA, I like playing outdoor games like Badminton and Basket Ball. In the software...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Hamid Shahid

    This post is part of an ongoing series of Rangers introductions. See   Ranger Index (Who is Who?) for more details. Who are you? I am a software consultant based in London, UK. A technologist at heart, I wrote my first program as an eight years old and decided soon afterwards that this what I wanted...
  • Blog Post: Rangers Flash – February 2013

    Project News Latest releases The following projects have shipped during February. All, with the exception of the Kinect prototype, are available from CodePlex and listed in the ALM Rangers Solutions index.          ALM Readiness Treasure Map – Win Store App...
  • Blog Post: Rangers Flash – December 2012 in pictures

    Low bandwidth and reviewer��s month – a vision by the ALM Rangers to scale back on the development and focus on reviews and most importantly our families. We decided to skip the formal flash format and present a gallery of photos that summarise December 2012 instead. Winter returns to Vancouver Eagles...
  • Blog Post: Rangers Flash – November 2012

    PROJECT NEWS The teams pushed hard to complete most of the development tasks by the end of sprint 5 (November), encouraging everyone to re-focus on their families during sprint 6 (December) and allow the ALM Ranger reviewers to digest “what we have”. “Shipped” Team Foundation Server Word Add-in shipped...
  • Blog Post: Rangers Flash – October 2012

    PROJECT NEWS Updates Test Release Management Guide - The service pack has been delayed to latter part of November to allow the team to  account for Update 1 features. Word4TFS - The 64-bit Word4TFS installer was released internally on 10/26 and has passed UAT. Release to CodePlex imminent. In-flight...
  • Blog Post: Rangers Flash – September 2012

    PROJECT NEWS Shipped! The first build of the Team Foundation Server Word Add-in solution has shipped, targeting Office Word 2007 and 2010 32-bit and the TFS 2010 Object Model. Give it a try and give the team candid feedback. Imminent Guidance Updates The Visual Studio Test Tooling Guide ...
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