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Release Management Console times out when launched

When the Release Management Console application is loaded, it defaults to the Traffic Overview page. If the database is not optimized, the query used to load such statistics may take a long time to execute. This may be due to recent updates such as an upgrade of your Release Management Server where existing statistics may now be staled. By ...

Team Explorer Everywhere 2013 Update 2 is now available

Team Explorer Everywhere (TEE) enables developers to connect to Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Online from Eclipse-based IDEs on Windows and non-Windows platforms, including Linux and Mac OS. This provides a great way to keep all of your teams, whether they are developing apps with .NET, Java, JavaScript, PHP, etc, centrally ...

Now available Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 ALM Virtual Machine and how to connect it to Visual Studio Online

The Visual Studio ALM Virtual Machine is one of the primary (and best) tools for delivering ALM training and presentations we have at Microsoft and today Brian Keller announced that today we’ve published a new version of this great tool: Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 ALM Virtual Machine. This virtual machine includes several updates to the...

A smorgasbord of great Webinars including: Performance and Load Testing Sept 18th

Steve Borg and Northwest Cadence has been doing a bunch of cutting work DevOps content and would love to share it w/ the world! Their new series kicks off tomorrow (Sept 18th) with:   Performance and Load Testing Performance and load testing are critical components of building high quality and scalable software. Visual Studio ...

Application Insights tools in Visual Studio 2013 Update 3

Application Insights Tools 2.1 comes pre-installed in the Visual Studio 2013 Update 3, released last month. When you create a new project with it, analytics reports appear in the new Microsoft Azure Preview portal, instead of the older Visual Studio Online portal. Existing projects are unaffected. The user experience in the Azure portal is ...

How to setup Azure environments for Agent-less deployments in Release Management 2013 with Update 3 RTM

Microsoft Azure makes it easy to set up VMs to use as servers in your environment. Azure adds your VMs to cloud services. You'll need a Microsoft Azure account to create your VMs. If you don't have one yet, sign up here. In Release Management, you'll create an Azure environment for each release stage. You then link your environment to a cloud ...

Enhance your Application Availability Monitoring with VS 2013 Web Test Plugins

You may be aware Application Insights in Visual Studio Online provides you with the capability of monitoring the availability of your web applications through the use of Visual Studio Web Tests. If not, you may want to take a peek at this post before continuing. Now, let’s assume your application is a financial tool which provides real-time...

Scaled Agile Framework: Using TFS to support epics, release trains, and multiple backlogs whitepaper

EDITED: 6/20/2018. See below. We are pleased to publish the following whitepaper: Scaled Agile Framework: Using TFS to support epics, release trains, and multiple backlogs. The Scaled Agile Framework, or SAFe, is gaining popularity among organizations looking to scale Agile practices to the enterprise level. SAFe is a comprehensive framework...

New Intellitrace article from Testing Experience: Successful Quality Management with Visual Studio IntelliTrace

If you don’t have a free subscription to Testing Experience  yet now is definitely a great time to sign up as they have a new article on Intellitrace!   Always Know What’s Going On Successful Quality Management with Visual Studio IntelliTrace Software development can be nerve-wracking. As a developer, you often ...

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