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September Update CTP for Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 and Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012

I have had a couple of people ask me about these new downloads appearing in MSDN downloads simply called something like: CTP of Quarterly Update for Visual Studio 2012 (x86) - (English). Unfortunately these downloads contained no description other than: “Statement of Support: This release has not been subject to final verification and...

Getting Started with PreEmptive Analytics for Team Foundation Server

Chris Kinsman wrote a great article on where to use PreEmptive Analytics for Team Foundation Server with best practices, implementation considerations etc etc for MSDN Magazine.  The best part i found of this article was the tutorial on getting started.  In talking to Chris i mentioned i would love to have a quick and dirty “primer” on ...

Planning and Tracking – Flat TOC

Sometimes it's nice to see what's available all on one page. Here's a flat TOC of the Planning and Tracking Projects content for VS ALM Team Foundation Server 2012. While this view doesn't represent all the topics available under the Planning and Tracking node - it does represent the most often viewed topics and those which can take you deeper...

5 hour IntelliTrace Course is now available online

Marcel de Vries was one of the first people outside of Microsoft to receive Intellitrace builds, involved with almost as much of the planning as the feature PM (Larry Guger) and managed to find and file the first external bug on Intellitrace – so it is no wonder that it was Marcel PluralSight went to write their 5 hour Intellitrace course.&#...

Running selective unit tests in VS 2012 using TestCaseFilter

I have recently had a couple of requests on how to run a subset of your tests; indicating that people haven’t see the blog post by Vikram Agrawal [MSFT] titled: Running selective unit tests in VS 2012 using TestCaseFilter *******************************republishing below*********************************     New unit testing ...

TFS/Agile PM: Configuring so your tasks are estimated in story points

I’ve had a few people ask: “What if I estimate my tasks in something other than hours, like ideal days or story points?” The truth of the matter is, the “Remaining Work” field on the Task work item is just a dumb integer. You can enter anything you like in it. The only thing that even references what unit it might be in is the ...

Team Foundation Service: Process template changes

With this latest Team Foundation Service update, we have updated the process template versions for all the templates. Agile and CMMI are at 6.1. Scrum is at 2.1. This reflects a few minor improvements we've made:- For Agile, the User Story's state model has been updated to allow you to transition from any state to any other state. - For Scrum...

TestArchitect by LogiGear offers module-based keyword test authoring for Visual Studio 2012

In collaboration with my team here at Microsoft, LogiGear developed a keyword-driven automation platform exclusively as a Visual Studio extension for efficient large-scale test automation. TestArchitect for Visual Studio uses module-based keyword test authoring to automate coded UI tests in Visual Studio 2012. By eliminating coding, keyword ...

Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 Power Tools Ships

This release supports Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012.  Included in this release: For a detail description of this release please see: Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 Power Tools on codeplexhttp://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/b1ef7eb2-e084-4cb8-9bc7-...

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