Visual Studio ALM

Posted by | September 30, 2016
Wassup Team Room?

According to Microsoft's official definition, Team Rooms, like chat rooms, "provide teams with a space to discuss work in progress, ask questions, share status, and clarify issues that arise." Sounds...

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Posted by | February 24, 2015
Use Excel to Create Repetitive Work Items

Teams often ask me for any shortcuts to periodically creating the same work items, such as for each sprint or release. In other words, they want to create the same...

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Posted by | October 7, 2013
The One Work Item check-in policy

Thanks to my fellow Visual Studio ALM MVP Colin Dembovsky for building the “One Work Item” check-in policy that I was always too lazy to build. Judging by the title,...

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Posted by | September 24, 2013
Who wants to be a Professional Scrum Trainer?

Registration is now open for our Professional Scrum Developer Train The Trainer (TTT) event in Stuttgart, Germany on December 2-6, 2013. This will be the last such event this year....

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Posted by | September 19, 2012
Useful TFS Links

I have just finished delivering a Team Foundation Course today, and we had some great discussions around TFS Administration, upgrading, adoption etc. As usual, there is a whole pile of...

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Posted by | April 30, 2012
Running nUnit in a TFS11 build on 64 bit server

Overview In TFS/VS 11, frameworks other than MS Test are supported, which is cool. Peter Provost mentions them here. OK, so you start to use this great new feature, queue...

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Posted by | February 29, 2012
TFS2010 Build output to a Custom Folder Structure

How to output TFS2010 build output to a subfolder The scenario that exists is that I need to build a more detailed tree structure in the build output. I was...

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Posted by | January 23, 2012
Thought for today: TFS build agents are like shared, network printers

Here’s your thought for the day: Think of Team Foundation Build build agents like shared, network printers in a large enterprise. Each printer can be assigned one or more tags...

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Posted by | December 10, 2010
Top 5 Reasons to use VS Database Projects

There is a traditional resistance to using database projects – the production system is the reference point, and I have a backup, so what is the problem, right? Since the...

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Posted by | November 17, 2010
Tech Ed Berlin Links

On the Tech Ed Berlin VS2010 Ultimate booth, we fielded a wide range of questions about Visual Studio and TFS. We used a few web pages to help with the...

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