One of the cool new features in Visual Studio 2013 is the ability to analyze managed memory issues. Recently, Azure Web Sites added support to programmatically get mini-dumps and “diagsession” files that have heap information from Azure Web Sites in production.
With Visual Studio ALM and TFS, you gain access to a wealth of tools, many of which you configure or can customize. Common areas that team’s customize include team alerts, team home page, shared queries, and test platforms. For on-premises deployments,
Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 (RM) is tightly integrated with TFS. In order to communicate with TFS, RM uses a service account to access different functionality of TFS.
Here are the necessary minimal permissions that the account must have.
We are pleased to announce that the TFS Administration Tool 2.3 has been updated support Team Foundation Server 2013 and the Team Foundation Server 2013 object model so it can be installed on machines running either the stand-alone object model or Visual Studio 2013.
The Visual Studio ALM Rangers are pleased to highlight a number of new and updated practical guidance, practical experience and out-of-band solutions that have landed in recently.
latest (new or upgraded) solutions
Unit Test Generator v1.2 and Tim’s Gremlins
TFS Upgrade Guide comes out of silent BETA release and ships v3 for TFS 2013
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Enable logs on Microsoft Deployment Agent:
The first and most easy way to debug why an action/component is failing is to open the logs available through the deployment step of your release within Release Management (RM) client. To do this,
There are times when you will want Release Management (RM) to interact with machines that are not part of the same domain. This post details the steps required to configure RM to work across untrusted domains.
Configuring the Microsoft Deployment Agent
The Visual Studio 2013 RTM ALM Virtual Machine is available for download along with 4 hands-on-labs / demo scripts which introduce some of the new ALM capabilities which have been added in this release. The 4 hands-on-labs take a scripted approach towards learning this content.
Application Insights has only been available for a month; so it doesn’t come as any surprise that most of the questions and issues have been on the setup process and many of those question has been around the setup of the Microsoft Monitoring Agent.