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10+ Free ALM Webcasts on TFS 2012, Load Testing from the Cloud, Managing Labs, Branching, Kanban and MORE!

Imaginet has more ALM MVPs working for them than any single company on the planet…So when they do community activities they do them BIG. Here is their current list of free ALM Webcasts….   Upgrading to TFS 2012: What You Need to Know! Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 brings a number of new features into the integrated ALM toolset. ...

How do I get my Visual Studio 2012 feature video links back?

One of the projects I worked on for Visual Studio 2012 was the feature Videos that show up both in the Ultimate and Premium start pages AND and in the features themselves. As you may have noticed the video links in the features give you the option to “Don’t show this again” at which point the the links and text disappear –forever...

“The Visual Guide for Building Team Foundation Server 2012 Environments” the first Middle East & Africa ALM Community publication

The level of contribution some our ALM community members dedicate to helping their peers is amazing.  Here is an example of what three community members, Mohamed Radwan, Ayman El-Hattab and Hosam Kamel,  created to help folks getting started with their TFS environments. Great work Guys!The Visual Guide for Building Team Foundation ...

Changes to the Process Templates between VS 2012 Beta, RC and RTM

This blog post is for the people who started using the Beta or RC version of VS 2012 and created projects in either of these versions that are still active.In case you want to update your work item types to the level of RTM, you can do two things:  If you want to follow step 2, here is the list of changes that we have done:From Beta to ...

TeamCompanion 4.7 for Visual Studio 2012 releases and they celebrate their 5th anniversary with a giveaway bonanza

A common concern I hear from customers with every new version of Visual Studio is the availability of their favorite addins and 3rd party tools. With Visual Studio 2012 we made early builds just to all our partners to ensure their availability. TeamCompanion will not only be ready the day of launch they are using it to celebrate their 5th ...

Odin ships Axe 3.4 simultaneously with Visual Studio 2012

One of the frustrating things about Test Automation is that to do it properly you need your testers and developers to work together but the problem arises from the fact developers don’t want to write tests and testers don’t want to code. For this reason most companies find it very difficult to get automation their automation efforts off ...

Customizable Process Guidance for VS ALM 2012

Customizable process guidance is now available for each of the default process templates that VS ALM Team Foundation Server provides. You can download and unzip these files, modify them to support your team processes, and redirect the process guidance link to your customized content. For downloads, see Customizable Process Guidance Content ...

Visual Studio 2012: “Where is the Test Toolbar. Couldn’t find it anywhere”

On Jason Zanders’s blog I noticed the question: …where is the Test Toolbar. Couldn't find it anywhere. In Visual Studio 2012 we made an effort to simplify the user interface to give people more room for their own work and to make the IDE more productive. Part of this simplification was not showing as many toolbars by default.  In ...

Gartner starts a study on Testing tools and publishes its findings on Magic Quadrant for Application Life Cycle Management

If you are wondering about different vendors of Application Lifecycle Management Tools it is worth taking a look at their latest research where Gartner positions Microsoft in the ALM Leaders Quadrant: Read the Magic Quadrant for ALM reportTom Murphy is also starting research project on trends in testing organizations. So if you are interested ...