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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 …

Going mobile with Visual Studio Online API – VSO2GO Episode 3

September 1, 2015 | By | No Comments

If you’re following along our journey, welcome back! If you just joining us, please take a look at the first two blogs in this series. In this third episode we will show you how to access Visual Studio Online via the RESTful API. I’m going to use code out of this Visual Studio Online REST API project on CodePlex. This will also allow you to step …

Microsoft Release Management: The Next Generation

August 25, 2015 | By | No Comments

Since this post was written, Microsoft has released their own update on Release Management. As a result, we’ve opted to remove our blog post in favor of pointing you toward Microsoft’s blog. You can see the whole story directly from Microsoft here.

Building ASP .NET 5 Applications on Linux with TFS 2015, Part 1: TFS setup

August 13, 2015 | By | No Comments

I recently left my Windows-centric comfort zone a bit and took a journey into Linux-land to see how I could get an ASP .NET 5 application building on a Linux machine. This was a surprisingly tricky process, so I figured I would blog about what I did so that other people could get up and running easily. This involves some set up on the TFS side, …

Team Foundation Server 2015 Released Today

August 6, 2015 | By | No Comments

We’re excited (along with everyone else) that Team Foundation Server 2015 has been released TODAY! This is the biggest release in a long time! Now Available to Everyone! We know many people have been patiently waiting because prior to this 2015 release, these features were only available if you were a Visual Studio Online (VSO) customer. Release Management for Visual Studio 2015 There’s now an updated …

Happy VS2015 RTM Day!

July 20, 2015 | By | No Comments

It’s here! Visual Studio 2015 has launched! There are too many new features to talk about (plus, I’m excited to get it installed and start playing with it), so I won’t go into details here. Along with Visual Studio, we have new versions of just about all of Microsoft’s developer toolchain, with the very sad exception of Team Foundation Server. However, Release Management 2015 did come …

Prepare to “Run IntelliTest” with Visual Studio 2015

July 17, 2015 | By | No Comments

Anyone who is doing agile development will preach about how you need developer unit tests in the code base in order for automated builds to be effective. If you don’t, all you really know is that your code compiles on a another machine without any handholding. In order for automated builds to be beneficial, you need to test to see if your compiled code actually works …

Build vNext is in public preview

May 29, 2015 | By | No Comments

If you’ve talked to me about TFS at all in the past 6 months, I’ve probably talked your ear off about “Build vNext” or “Build Preview”, the new cross-platform, cross-technology build system coming in TFS 2015 that’s going to totally replace the awkward, hard-to-modify XAML build system that we’ve had since TFS 2010. If you’re a Visual Studio Online user, you may have noticed a “Build …

Calculating return on investment of software development – 3/3 Value and Conclusion (for now)

April 30, 2015 | By | No Comments

“Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future” Niels Bohr I like the analogy of the lottery ticket (heard at an Agile user group, just don’t remember who said it, sorry), you know the cost of the ticket, you just don’t know how much it will pay, if anything. The challenge of defining value is that you can only really measure it after the …

Big News from Microsoft Connect()!

November 12, 2014 | By | No Comments

Lots of news today from Microsoft Connect — way too much for one blog post! Here are the highlights: Visual Studio / TFS / Release Management 2013 Update 4 is out! Visual Studio 2015 Preview is available!. The .NET framework is also losing its traditional version number — the next release of .NET will be .NET 2015, not .NET 4.6 or 5.0. This will help clear …

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