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September pricing and licensing changes

I want to update you all on the pricing and licensing changes we’ve been working on over the past year.VS Online Basic usersThe new, less expensive, tiered pricing model I announced a couple of months ago goes into effect Sept 1st (today).  In addition, we are finalizing the licensing documents to include an on-prem TFS CAL with ...

VS Online/TFS Feature timeline – the UserVoice version

As a follow up to my post yesterday on the Feature timeline refresh, I took a few minutes this morning to walk through our UserVoice site and summarize how the work we are planning over the next several months relates.  This is a different granularity cut (because it’s based on UV suggestions) that what I published yesterday. I’m not...

Features timeline refresh

With the TFS 2015 release behind us and a lot of planning for our next phase of work completed, it’s time to do a major refresh of our Visual Studio Online Features Timeline.  If you aren’t familiar with this page, I encourage you to check it out.  It not only gives you a peek ahead to things we’re working on, it ...

Visual Studio Online Update – Aug 26th

This week we are rolling out our sprint 87 work.  Nothing earth shattering this sprint but some nice project management improvements.  Also we’ve added first class SonarQube support now with custom tasks for executing SonarQube and publishing the results for your build.  You can read more on this week’s VSO release ...

SmartOffice4TFS and inteGREAT4TFS available for Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN subscribers

Managing requirements is an incredibly important part of the software development process for everyone.  Different teams approach the problem very differently – from very lightweight/informal ways to very formal and documented ways.  The needs of your business and the culture of your organization will determine what’s ...

Visual Studio Online Update – Aug 7th

This week we are rolling out our Sprint 86 work.  You can read details on the VSO release notes.  Included is the next set of work to improve our Agile planning experiences and availability of a NuGet package for our TFS/VSO SDK.  The NuGet package is a big step forward in making it easier to work with.  You no longer have ...

Included CALs and Tiered Pricing

I have to say that when I wrote my post last week on TFS and VSO related licensing and packaging changes, I didn’t think I’d be writing another one quite so soon.  But I found out that we’re disclosing the next set of changes this week to help people plan, even though they don’t go into effect for another month. ...

Self forming teams at scale

I want to share with you all a strange thing that we do.  It’s unorthodox but has been very successful for us. Teams change.  People come.  People go.  People move around.  Reorgs happen.  This is a fact of life, particularly in any large organization, and something managers spend a fair amount of time on – ...

Visual Studio Online Update – July 17

I told you a week or so ago it would come quickly :)  We’re deploying our Sprint 85 work now.  As always, it will take a few days for it to make it across the entirety of the service. You can find the details on the new capabilities in the release notes. I think you’ll be pleased to see a whole bunch of new Agile planning ...

Visual Studio Online Update – July 7

I’m a bit late on this post.  It’s been a busy week of travel. Last week we began deploying our sprint 84 release.  Because of the logistics around finalizing our TFS 2015 release, it was delayed a bit.  Sprint 83 is actually the last sprint that went into TFS 2015 RTM and we wanted to keep it live on the service ...

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