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How to modify the UpgradeTemplate.xaml to enable releasing from a build

Release Management provides the option to trigger a release from a build. But to use this feature, some additional logic has to be added to the default build process template. You can refer to my previous post on doing this with the default build process templates for TFS 2013. This article details how to make the necessary modifications ...

Free Webinar Scaled Agile Framework and Microsoft Visual Studio ALM Feb 4 11:30 AM PST

Next Tuesday Barry Paquet Agile Coach and certified SAFe Program Consultant (PSC) from InCycle Software will give an introduction to the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and discuss how he has been solving customer’s issues with SAFe and the Visual Studio ALM Tools.   Should be a great show! Starts: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 11:...

Using Visual Studio Online to Load Test the NORAD tracks Santa website

My name is Mauricio Avilés and I am a Test Consultant in the Microsoft Enterprise Services / IT Service Management Practice. I am part of a team of experienced consultants who specialize on all things testing related. In this post we will walk you through the way we used  Visual Studio Online (VSO) Load Testing Service to test the ...

New TFS book soon available: Team Foundation Server 2013 Customization

Never ceases to amaze me how some of our community rock stars are able to discover and do so much with almost no contact with the Team Foundation Server development team…And just to make sure this phenomena doesn’t make sense; there also seems to be an inverse relationship with these folks and their remoteness!  In either case from my...

Invitation code for trialing Application Insights

I have had a couple people mention they had submitted a request for an Application Insights invitation code- but they never received a reply. Just wanted to let people know we try and get back to all requests at least by the following business day…So if you didn’t get a reply a spam filter may have gobbled it up! The reason we were ...

Announcing: Updated Visual Studio 2013 RTM ALM Virtual Machine + Hands-on-Labs & Demo Scripts

Brian Keller and his crew upgraded the Visual Studio 2013 ALM Virtual Machine today to include the sample content and hands-on-labs / demo scripts which were previously introduced for Visual Studio 2010 and 2012 capabilities. This brings the total number of hands-on-labs and demo scripts which work with this VM to 24. You can find the full ...