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There are many great updates for the TFS 2015 release!

December 1, 2015 | By | No Comments

There’s now an updated version of Release Management for Visual Studio 2015 which provides improves performance in the following areas: The release management client launch page Interactivity and rendering in other release management client pages Integration of TFS security groups and Active Directory Creation of new release Scriptable Build System The new scriptable build system is awesome because it’s a lot easier to develop and customize …

Migrating Release Management 2013/2015 to Release Management Service

November 25, 2015 | By | No Comments

A lot of stuff has happened in the wonderful Microsoft world in the past few weeks. If you weren’t aware, Visual Studio Online is now Visual Studio Team Services! And in VS Team Services, the next-gen Release Management Service is now in public preview! If you’re starting to look into the Release Management Service, you’ll probably note that it’s a bit different than the old agent-based …

Microsoft Connect Wrap-up

November 24, 2015 | By | No Comments

Wow there was a lot to take in at Microsoft’s Connect event. I left the room with more ideas and found even more on Channel9 that got mentioned on the main stage. In particular I followed up on the Dev Test Lab solution which is like taking Lab Manager to the cloud. As it becomes important to speed up delivery in an Agile world, it meets …

Are you planning on upgrading your Visual Studio Team Foundation Server? Have you lingered on an older version of TFS?

November 13, 2015 | By | No Comments

Those who have stayed on an older version of TFS many times have the greatest challenges. Good news! There are direct upgrade paths from TFS 2010 SP1 and up, and system requirements haven’t changed from TFS 2013. This means TFS 2015 could support the same SQL Server versions as well as support the same operating systems of your current TFS 2013 instance. Why such a slow …

Chicago – Visual Studio 2015 Launch Event

October 22, 2015 | By | No Comments

Yesterday I had the privilege of presenting at the Chicago – Visual Studio 2015 Launch Event. We had a great turn out for the event. I was able to present on the same stage as Brian Harry, who gave the keynote in the morning. It was really fun to share how easy it is to perform Cloud-based Load Tests once you have created a Visual Studio …

TFS 2015 Upgrade Campaign!

October 20, 2015 | By | No Comments

TFS 2015 Upgrade We have an exciting campaign called “TFS 2015 Upgrade” and a promotional offer running through the end of the year. We are thrilled about this new release and all the great features therefore, we want to help you upgrade so you can get all the benefits TFS 2015 has to offer! $500 Donated Towards the Charity of Your Choice! Corresponding with this campaign …

Three Events for Visual Studio 2015

October 7, 2015 | By | No Comments

We are excited to announce that Visual Studio 2015 has arrived and, therefore, we are hosting three events (San Francisco, Chicago and Atlanta) for you to learn more about VS 2015 from Microsoft’s experts – including Brian Harry! You will learn about cutting-edge ideas to increase developer productivity with VS 2015. VS 2015 is a state-of-the art tool-set that can take your development team to the …

Announcing Team Foundation Server 2015 Upgrade Planning Guidance

October 6, 2015 | By | No Comments

If you are currently planning to upgrade to Team Foundation Server 2015 and need some best practice guidance, the Visual Studio ALM Rangers have answered your call.  I am happy to announce that the TFS 2015 Upgrade Guidance that I worked on as part of the Visual Studio ALM Rangers team is now available. Topics include: New Elements of TFS 2015 that influence an upgrade Long Lead …

Congratulations to Daniel Mann for Receiving the MVP Award

October 2, 2015 | By | No Comments

We are very excited to announce that Daniel Mann, a Senior Software Development Consultant with us, and Microsoft ALM MVP has received the MVP award for the 2nd year in a row! The Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog says that, “these individuals were chosen because they have demonstrated their deep commitment to helping others make the most of their technology, voluntarily sharing their passion and real-world …

Getting a clear view using Application Insights – VSO2GO Episode 5

September 8, 2015 | By | No Comments

Welcome back, we are at the end of our 5 part series. In this, the final episode, we will show you how to add Application Insights into your application. The content of this blog can be applied to almost any application including applications hosted outside of Azure. Application Insights allows you to track events, metrics, page views, users, crashes, dependencies, perf counters, and response times. If …

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