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Visual Studio “14” CTP available as an Azure VM

This is so cool.  Yesterday we uploaded the VS 14 CTP we released the other day as a VM in the Azure VM gallery.  In the time that it took me to drink my morning cup of hot chocolate (I don’t drink coffee), I was able to spin up the VM, start up VS, connect to my VSO account (roaming settings made that even easier), sync my ...

The first Visual Studio “14” CTP

Today we released the first Visual Studio “V.Next” Community Technology Preview.  You can read more about it on Soma’s blog post.  Don’t confuse this with my announcement of the VS 2013 Update 3 CTP that I announced 4 days ago.  We are doing development on the next major version of Visual Studio in ...

Wookiki – A Windows store app for keeping an eye on builds on VS Online

Check out Wookiki…  It’s a Windows 8.1 store app for keeping up to date on build statuses on Visual Studio Online – it has push notifications, live tiles and more.  A previous version had been built with the OData solution for TFS that Brian Keller put together a couple of years ago.  Now it’s been ...

Real time collaboration with VS Anywhere

The VS Anywhere guys have been continuing to improve their real time developer collaboration capabilities by adding a web experience along side their VS add-in.  They’ve also taken advantage of our new VS Online Open APIs to do so cool VS Online integration.  They’ll be doing a web cast on it in a couple of weeks and I ...

Visual Studio Online Update – May 20th

This week we are deploying our sprint 65 work.  You can read the release notes here: http://www.visualstudio.com/news/2014-may-20-vso The really big news is that we’ve completed the next step in the journey to fully supporting Active Directory integration through Azure Active Directory.  You can now create a new VS Online account ...

Useful stuff on the VS Online Open APIs

I’m just sharing interesting stuff I run across that relates to the new open apis for VS Online that we announced. Here’s a blog post someone wrote on configuring and using UserVoice with VS Online: http://roadtoalm.com/2014/05/15/integrate-uservoice-with-visual-studio-online-using-servicehooks/ Clemens, one of our MVPs, wrote a ...

Tasktop: Another tool in your toolbox for integrating VSOnline/TFS

For many years now Tasktop has been bridging the divide among various systems for tracking work/tasks.  This week they announced some new support for Visual Studio Online along with our new open API announcements. Check out this blog post they wrote on what they can do: http://tasktop.com/blog/news/tasktop-sync-integrates-visual-studio-...

Migrating On Premises TFS to VS Online

One of the questions I’ve frequently gotten from customers considering Visual Studio Online is “How do I migrate my on-premises TFS data to VS Online?” Until now that’s been a tough one to answer.  In general you’ve had to cobble together a solution by checking in the latest version of your source code, maybe...

Zendesk integration with VS Online

Yesterday, I announced a new set of open APIs for VS Online and a bunch of integrations that have already been built.  One of them was support for Zendesk.  Here’s a very detailed blog post on how to install/configure it: http://www.bfcamara.com/post/85562983333/vso-zendesk-integration Brian...