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Team Foundation Server 2015 upgrade planning

Do you plan to upgrade your Visual Studio Team Foundation Server? Here are a few discussions and checklists to help you with the planning: You can find more information here: Upgrade your deployment to the latest version of TFS. As always we need your candid feedback. Please feel free to post your questions to the checklist ...

Initiate a Load Test from Hosted Build work-around

  Please note there are now much easier ways of doing this.  Please see: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/11/23/scheduling-load-test-execution.aspx                                         &...

Extracting effective permissions and Security Auditing for TFS

The Visual Studio ALM Rangers are pleased to announce our v1.1 release for Extracting effective permissions and Security Auditing for TFS. This release contains a whitepaper and samples all based on a prototype to help you get started with extracting effective permissions. Hear what some of the team members have to say about the research and...

Understanding migrations from on-premises TFS to Visual Studio Online

The Visual Studio ALM Rangers are pleased to announce the release of the second Understanding TFS migrations from on-premises to Visual Studio Online research findings whitepaper. This second part is a walkthrough of a migration, using a simulated on-premises environment, Brian Keller's VM’s, to Visual Studio Online (VSO). The walkthrough ...

Peruse the new PowerShell DSC v1 guidance and other recent releases

latest release We are pleased to announce that the first version of the PowerShell Desired State Configuration for DevOps and ALM Practitioners v1 guidance has shipped.   other recent releases what’s next? We are resuming work on the “Git for TFVC User Guide” and continuing the PowerShell Desired State ...

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Practical guidance for TFVC and TFS on Azure IaaS

The Visual Studio ALM Rangers are pleased to highlight new and updated practical guidance that landed recently. TFS Planning, DR avoidance and TFS on Azure IaaS v1.4.BETA has shipped! Version Control guidance v3.BETA flight has landed Find more ALM Ranger solutions on aka.ms/vsarsolutions...

TFS Lab Management with multiple SCVMM servers

The ALM Rangers recently received a user request to clarify the following concept: “with Team Foundation Server 2013 you can configure a different SCVMM server for each team project collection”. This blog post, created by Richard Fennell, pulls together the discussions with Mathias Olausson, Vijay Machiraju and Richard Fennell from...

Announcing new Application Lifecycle readiness content by the ALM Rangers

The ALM Rangers have been involved with a bunch of recent Visual Studio 2013 readiness content to help people get up to speed. 1. The Better Unit Testing with Microsoft Fakes – eBook update v1.2 .  Big thanks to Michael Fourie, we have been able to action the backlog of community feedback for recent versions and package as part of the...

A handful of ALM Ranger solutions landed to close off another exciting VS ALM year

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 what’s next? The Lab Management v3, TFS on Azure IAAS v1 and Version Control v3 guidance projects are in-flight, as well ...