Welcome to Visual Studio 11 ALM Rangers Readiness Beta “Wave”
Updated: 2012-04-13. Changes marked with //date – change token.
I am happy to announce that the Visual Studio 11 ALM Rangers Readiness Beta “Gig” solutions are now available for download from CodePlex:
- // 2012-04-13 Shipped!
**Branching and Merging Guide **
Branching and merging strategies on Team Foundation Server.
- Practical Kanban Guide
Using Kanban in Team Foundation Server.
- Practical Ruck Guide
The Visual Studio ALM Rangers Ruck process.
- Team Foundation Build Customization Guide
Includes hands-on lab guidance for the customization and deployment of Team Foundation Build.
- // 2012-03-07 Shipped!
Team Foundation Server Process Template Customization Guide
Work Item Tracking (WIT) and Process Template customizations.
- Team Foundation Server Planning Guide
Implementation planning of Team Foundation Server.
- Team Foundation Server Upgrade Guide
Upgrade scenarios and post-upgrade issues for Team Foundation Server and associated technologies.
- // 2012-04-11 Shipped!
Team Foundation Service Practical Guide
Using the Team Foundation Service built on Windows Azure, and its use by the Visual Studio ALM Rangers.
- Test Release Management Guide
Guidance and tooling to support scenarios for test case and test plan release management, including reporting and base-lining: sprint to sprint, release to release, and moving a feature through the branching guidelines scenarios.
- Visual Studio ALM Rangers Personas and Scenarios
Common definition of personas and scenarios used in Visual Studio ALM Rangers guidance.
- Visual Studio Architecture Tooling Guide
Focuses on modeling tools and includes understanding and reverse engineering an existing application or starting a new application from scratch.
- Visual Studio Lab Management Guide
Visual Studio Lab Management, backed by VM Factory automation.
- // 2012-04-04 Shipped!
Visual Studio Test Tooling Guide
A range of test tooling practical and scenario based guidance.
- VM Factory Guide
Guidance and a reference implementation of a software solution that automates the creation of Microsoft environments, in particular Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server.
- // 2012-03-05 Shipped!
Visual Studio Coded UI Microsoft Word Plug-in
Guidance and tooling for the Visual Studio Coded UI Microsoft Word Plug-in, which extends the Coded UI feature support to Microsoft Word documents. ****
- // 2012-03-12 Shipped!
Visual Studio Quick Reference Guide
An overview of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server in the form of compact, quick reference sheets. Users who are unfamiliar with Visual Studio get a “quick” overview of features, value and associated Rangers guidance.
The following solutions will be available for Beta download in the near future:
- **Team Foundation Build Customization Guide ****– BRDLite Reference Templates
**Includes reference build process templates, based on the Team Foundation Build Customization Guide.
The following solutions have been cancelled or merged with other solutions:
- // 2012-03-05 Cancelled
Requirements Engineering Guide
Requirements Engineering (RE), which addresses people, processes and technology for Team Foundation Server.
- // 2012-04-04 Merged
Coded UI and MTM Guides
Merged with the Test Tooling Guide project.
None of this would have been possible without a dream team, made up of contributors and reviewers from all over the world, as well as phenomenal product owners from the product group.
Our product owners …
The team members who signed up for the “Gig”, listed in alphabetical order … Aaron Bjork, Abhimanyu Singhal, Adam Gilmore, Adimulam Sudheer, Alexei Govorine, André Dias, Andrew Whitechapel, Anutthara Bharadwaj, Babu George Padamadan, Bijan Javidi, Bill Essary, Bill Heys, Bob Hardister, Brandon Hawbaker, Brian Blackman, Brian Minisi, Caroline Williams, Casey OMara, Cesar Solis Brito, Chandana Athauda, Charles Sterling, Chris Burrows, Christian Nielsen, Cláudio Bernardo Leite B. R. da Silva, Claudio Leie, Clementino de Mendonca, Craig Riter, Daniel Manson, Daniel Margetic, Daniel Meixner, Daniel Oliveira, Danny Crone, David A. Clark, David Corbin, David Hay, David Scruggs, Doug Neumann, Ed Holloway, Eric Golpe, Ethem Azun, Ewald Hofman, Fabio Stawinski, Francisco Xavier Fagas Albarracín, Gaurav Aggarwal, Giulio Vian, Grant Holliday, Gregg Boer , Harish Reddy Kothapalli, Hassan Fadili, Hosam Kamel, Jahangeer Mohammed, Jakob Ehn, James Pickell, Jean-Marc Prieur , Jeff Bramwell, Jens Suessmeyer, Jim Lamb, Jim Szubryt, Joe Donnelly, John Bergman, John Jacob, John Spinella, Jon Guerin, Kris Lankford, Krithika Sambamoorthy, Lennart Jansson, Leonard Woody, Lukasz Gratkowski, Mahesh Babu Nalla, Manish Ahuja, Manuel Boendel, Mario Rodriguez, Mark Nichols, Martin Kulov, Mathew Aniyan, Mathias Olausson, Matt Nunn, Matthew Mitrik, Mattias Sköld, Micheal Learned, Mike Abrahamson, Mike Douglas, Mike Fourie, Mike Schimmel, Neno Loje, Nico Orschel, Paul Meyer, Pete Elliott, Petr Moravek, Pierre Donyegro, Pramod Vasanth, Prasanna Ramkumar, Rahul Chugh, Ramon Aldana Borjes, Raul Guerrero Carreon, Rene Schumacher, Richard Albrecht, Richard Fennell, Richard Florance, Rob Jarratt, Rob Maher, Robert MacLean, Roy Robertson, Rui Melo, Sai Charan Chirravuri, Scott Tomas, Shawn Cicoria, Siddharth Bhatia, Silfarney Wallace, Subrahmanya Somayajulu, Taavi Koosaar, Ted Malone, Thomas Isler, Thomas Schissler, Tiago Pascoal, Tim Omta, Tim Star, Tina Erwee, Tony Feissle, Tony Whitter, Vijay Machiraju, Vladimir Gusarov, William Bartholomew, Willy-Peter Schaub.
- Windows 8 Consumer Preview
- Visual Studio 11 Beta, Team Foundation Server 11 Beta, and .NET Framework 4.5 Beta
**Send Feedback ******
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- Ask a question on the respective CodePlex discussion forums.
- Contact me on my blog.
- Submit a suggestion on UserVoice, using the Rangers Project category tag.
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