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Need your feedback on the MSDN Library topic: “Extending Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management”

Would you like to help evaluate how well improvements to this topic work for you? Here's what Allen Clark, the topic's author, wants to accomplish:"I've been working on streamlining some content in an effort to make it easier for you to get the information that you need. The first place I did this was in the Team Foundation SDK, in ...

VS ALM Library Updates on MSDN for October 2010

October has been spectacular here in the Pacific Northwest, which has nothing to do with the reduced output in this month's MSDN Library updates for VS ALM. There is a lot of work being done to reorganize and refocus our content to make it even more useful to you in acccomplishing your goals. We are also working on feature packs and preparing ...

VSALM Library Updates on MSDN for September 2010

A couple of exciting additions to the Application Lifecycle Management documentation this month: The complete guide to the Best Practices Analyzer Tool for Team Foundation Server (BPA) is now in the MSDN Library. BPA is a Team Foundation Server Power Tool that diagnoses a large number of issues with your Team Foundation Server configuration ...

Trouble with work item links and model elements in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate?

Why aren't linked model elements appearing in my work items?In Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate, links between model elements and work items travel in one direction only, from the element to the work item. This means that when you link an element to a work item, the linked element does not appear in the work item. To enable bidirectional ...

VSALM Library Updates on MSDN for August 2010

Lots of new and updated information in the August update to the Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management section of MSDN. Remember that many of these changes are a direct response to your requests and comments. We welcome your feedback and questions – either in the Community Content at the bottom of each page in the MSDN ...

Updated: Customizable Process Guidance

A couple of weeks ago, I posted customizable process guidance packages on Code Gallery. I've updated those to pick up a few minor changes that we published on MSDN yesterday. http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/VSScrumGuidance http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/MSFAgileGuidance http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/MSFCMMIGuidance...(read more...

Customizable process guidance

I've just posted versions of process guidance for Visual Studio Scrum 1.0, MSF for Agile Software Development v5.0, and MSF for CMMI Process Improvement v5.0 on Code Gallery so that you can customize them and associate these customized versions with your team projects. http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/VSScrumGuidance http://code.msdn....

VSALM Library Updates on MSDN for July 2010

The Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management Developer Content team, aka the doc writers, prowl the blogs and forums looking for ideas that we can use to clarify our explanations of VS ALM. We also respond to community comments from the MSDN Library wiki and feedback. Once a month, we publish new and updated topics to the MSDN Library. ...

Team Foundation SDK for VS 2010

We have just published the first increment of the Team Foundation SDK for VS 2010 . Several months ago, I commented on the negative trend we have seen for the TF SDK content, and I explained that we had started an effort to attempt to turn that around by taking a very different approach. We're experimenting and we'll watch feedback to see what...

Sample Code: Create a Work Item in Team Foundation

You can create bugs, tasks, and other types of WorkItems by performing the following steps: Construct a WorkItem. Set the values of the required fields. Save the WorkItem. Depending on the type of WorkItem that you create, most required Fields have default values. If these values are appropriate, you do not have to set them ...