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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio ALM Ranger Important Links

    We are often asked where we keep the chest full of ALM Ranger treasures. Here is a summary of important links: Understanding the ALM Rangers aka.ms/vsarunderstand Who are the ALM Rangers aka.ms/vsarindex ALM Ranger Solutions , eBooks and ALM Community solutions aka.ms/vsarsolutions ALM Ranger Videos...
  • Blog Post: ALM Readiness Treasure Map v2.1 and vNext Feature Triage

    We recently had a really great chalk & talk event, during which the audience engaged in raising and prioritising ideas. Here are the photos we took at the event after an initial prioritization discussion: PS : WBN … Would Be Nice v2.1 and vNext Triage The following represents an initial triage view...
  • Blog Post: How to draw an ALM Readiness Treasure Map shipmate

    Introducing you to Anisha Pindoria , our User Experience (UX) lead of the ALM Readiness Treasure Map team: … and Robert Bernstein , our captain (project lead):
  • Blog Post: 7 years of VSTS –> Visual Studio ALM Rangers history … a la shirts

    Official Ranger Shirts You can recognise the ALM Rangers in their official shirts dating back to the blue 2006 VSTS Ranger days, 2010 ALM Rangers and soon to be distributed 2013 ALM Rangers shirt (front). … 3 shirts embracing 7 years of phenomenal adventures. Certified ALM Rangers Ruck...
  • Blog Post: Treasure Map under the bonnet (hood) #6 … News Island

    Now that we have covered the Windows Store App specific design and coding adventures, we can make a quick detour through some other coding gems. Today we will peek behind the solution scene to explore the News feature. News Feed Feature Those familiar with the first version of the ALM Rangers Treasure...
  • Blog Post: Treasure Map under the bonnet (hood) #5 … Finishing touches, but not yet finished!

    In v2 the team has invested a great deal of UX design and feature coding to improve the accessibility, the user experience and ensure that the user always has a snapshot of the latest information relevant to the treasure hunt. In this post we will peek into the App Bar, Splash Screen and Live Tiles....
  • Blog Post: Treasure Map under the bonnet (hood) #4 … Data Binding

    Data binding is a simple thing …. or not? If you are remembering the Win32 API and MFC, the associated adventures and often convoluted and complex supporting logic you are not alone. Conceptually data binding is easy. You have an instance of a data object, an instance of a business object, a user interface...
  • Blog Post: Treasure Map under the bonnet (hood) #2 … Windows 8 Styling

    We are continuing from Treasure Map under the bonnet (hood) #1 … Windows 8 Layout Controls and will delve into styling, before looking at data binding in the post thereafter. The first impression usually last and therefore is it imperative that the look & feel and the style of your solution is appealing...
  • Blog Post: Treasure Map under the bonnet (hood) #1 … Windows 8 Layout Controls

    In this series we will lift the bonnet (most Commonwealth countries will understand) or hood (US/Canada) of the ALM Treasure Map Solution to (a) perform a code review, (b) review Windows 8 application programming concepts and (c) document the journey to ensure transparency for the team. IMPORTANT We...
  • Blog Post: ALM Readiness Treasure Map v2 – Show what we have for Sprint 10 (April)

    In TOC - ALM Readiness Treasure Map the team is sharing the vision and plans (Epics) for the next version of the treasure map and transparently discussing the design learning's and experiences to be transparent and most importantly to get your invaluable feedback. The team has just released a “ show...
  • Blog Post: What do you think of proposed User Experience (UX) ideas for ALM Readiness Treasure Map?

    Anisha Pindoria has been hard at work to re-design the user experience for the ALM Readiness Treasure Map, based on feedback from the community, the team and her at times rebellious crew. Here are the proposed changes, whereby the current v1 experience is shown on the left and the v2 proposed experience...
  • Blog Post: TOC - ALM Readiness Treasure Map

    This blog post aggregates all the blog posts that relate to the ALM Readiness Treasure Map initiative, presenting a unified “map” for the project announcements, sample solutions, research and training, feature and other gems delivered by the team. What’s happening? The team has shipped v2.1 and is now...
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