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How to Configure Features for dozens of team projects

In a previous post, I have told you how the Configure Features wizard works to upgrade the team projects on your TFS server. It works great. However if you are an administrator of dozens of team projects, you don't want to walk through the wizard for each team project. Luckily we have a solution for you, which is outlined in this post. You ...

Deep Dive on Configure Features

Upgrading is hard. We have heard a lot of comments about the pain that people had to deal with during the upgrade of the team projects from TFS 2008 to TFS 2010. For TFS 2012 we make this upgrade much easier for customers with none to limited customizations with a wizard. This post is in addition to the documentation on MSDN, and will go ...

Welcome to Visual Studio 2012 ALM Rangers Readiness RC “Wave”

JasonZ announced the Visual Studio 2012 RC, which triggered a SIMultaneous-SHIPping event for the Visual Studio ALM Rangers. // updated 2012/06/15 – v2 CodedUI Add-In has shipped! I am happy to announce that the Visual Studio 11 ALM Rangers Readiness RC “Gig” solutions are now available for download from CodePlex as listed below...

Team Building your windows 8 Metro style Applications.

Hi everyone, since this is my first blog post I’d like to introduce myself first. My name is “Shady Youssef Ibraheem” and I Joined Microsoft in June 2011 working as a software development engineer in test for Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, specifically for the Team Foundation build team. I hope that readers of this ...

If you are focused on testing, we have great ALM Ranger guides and tooling for you!

Three of the ALM Ranger Dev11 Readiness solutions, which were announced in Welcome to Visual Studio 11 ALM Rangers Readiness Beta “Wave”.  and another supporting solution are dedicated to Visual Studio ALM Test Tooling and are driven by phenomenal teams as shown below. Guidance Tooling The Visual Studio Coded UI Microsoft Word ...

Coded UI Test – New Extensibility QFE

Coded UI Test team has developed an extension model for enabling custom control identification, record and playback of automation tests using Coded UI Test. This hotfix will be available on top of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1). The experience while writing a new plugin for custom controls has now become much simpler ...

Optimizing IntelliTrace Collection on Production Server

Introduction Visual Studio 11 introduces a standalone IntelliTrace package which can be downloaded and copied to a product server and used to collect IntelliTrace information such as call events, web request, exceptions, etc. One of the key factors to consider for turning on IntelliTrace collection is the performance cost in ...

Set the current iteration in your queries

On User Voice there is a request to be able to query on the current iteration. We have it on our backlog, but it won't ship it for Dev11. However there is a workaround, found by Mark Michaelis, that you can use to avoid having to update all your work item queries if the team moves to the next sprint. The idea of the workaround is the following...

Testing Mobile devices with Visual Studio using SeeTest plugin

While at StarEast I met some really great partners.  One that caught my eye was Experitest with their SeeTestTM  plugin for Visual Studio.  The reason I found them so interesting is most Mobile Testing solutions force you to make a decision do you put interrupts in at the OS level (potentially masking real problems, compromising...

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