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VS ALM Library Updates on MSDN for April 2011

Normally, I use this space to discuss the important stuff: me, and the weather in the Pacific Northwest. But not this time. This time it's all about the writers. They are all fine people. Even though, except for one glorious day last Saturday, it has only been above 55 degrees twice since Febuary 1, and no one seems to understand ...

Creating a Backlog of Content Work

I have posted a couple of series on how we plan content work for Team Foundation, one in 2007 Planning the Sprint Tracking Work Items Reporting Status and the other in 2009. How we Track Content Work Managing Technical Reviews in TFS and SharePoint Reporting Progress Well, it's an odd year. That means the ...

VS ALM Library Updates on MSDN for January, 2011

Even though it's February. But it is a new year, and this one is going to be different. For example, yesterday:What does this have to do with MSDN Library updates? Nothing, really; we just don't get to make these comparisons very often. What is new in the MSDN VS ALM Library:Team Foundation Administration:  Planning and Tracking...

Significant Changes Made to Streamline the Content for Work Item Type Schema Reference

A move has been afoot to eliminate topics that no one is reading anyway. By consolidating content into a smaller topic set, we believe that you will more easily access the information that supports you in accomplishing your tasks. In the area of defining and customizing the definitions of work item types, this initiative has represented a...

Use schemas to edit work item types and process templates for Visual Studio Team Foundation

Allen Clark has just blogged about making these schema files available on Code Gallery. You can drop the schema files in the Program FilesMicrosoft Visual Studio 10.0XmlSchemas folder, and Visual Studio will validate your work item types or process template files using the appropriate schema. For more information, see ...

Using the Schemas to Edit Work Item Types and Process Templates for Team Foundation in Visual Studio

I've just posted the Team Foundation schema files for process templates and work item types on Code Gallery: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/TFSchemas/Wiki/View.aspx?id=25933 . You can drop the schema files in Program FilesMicrosoft Visual Studio 10.0XmlSchemas and Visual Studio will validate your work item types or process template files ...

VS ALM Library Updates on MSDN for December 2010

Snow, turkeys, Win 7 phones, floods, Kinects, and cold: It's been an interesting month here in the Northwest. In other news, VSALMDC released documentation for Visual Studio Feature Pack 2 and created additional content for the MSDN Library. And for those of you are having holidays this month and are planning on enjoying them: Happy Holidays...

Manage and Track Your Software Project Portfolio in both Team Foundation and Project Server

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 and Project Server Integration Feature Pack (Beta) enables data to flow from work items in Team Foundation to tasks in enterprise project plans. If you subscribe to MSDN, you can now manage your portfolio of software projects using work items in Team Foundation Server 2010 that are mapped to tasks in ...