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Tarun Arora - Visual Studio ALM MVP ALM, Agile, Automation, Performance Testing, Software QA, Cloud, ... August 2012 Entries
Selling Visual Studio ALM
Introduction As a consultant I have been selling Application Lifecycle Management services using Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server. I’ve been contacted various times by friends working in organization telling me that ALM processes in their company were benchmarked when dinosaurs walked the earth. Most of these individuals already know the great features Microsoft ALM tools offer and are keen to start a conversation with the CIO but don’t exactly know where to start. It is very important how ......

Posted On Friday, August 31, 2012 6:38 PM

TFS Shipping Cadence
Brian Harry has formally announced a change to the TFS shipping cadence from the traditional 2-3 years to production cycle to a more agile and refreshing minimum once in a 3 weeks cycle! The change didn’t happen over night, it was a gradual process which was greatly influenced by moving TFS to the cloud. The thinking started with trying to figure out what the team wanted. Like people often do, the team started with what they knew and tried to evolve from there. The team spent a few months thinking ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 28, 2012 9:46 PM

Are you cashing in on the MVP complimentary subscriptions ?
The two most asked questions in the Microsoft technology communities around the Microsoft MVP program are, 1. How do I become a Microsoft MVP? 2. What benefits do I get as an MVP? The answer to the first question has been well answered here. In this blog post, I’ll try and answer the second question. Please find a comprehensive list of Not for Resale personal subscriptions of various products that Microsoft MVP’s are eligible for Update [Tarun] 28-August-2012: 1. Removing Armadillo Adaptive Bug Prevention ......

Posted On Saturday, August 25, 2012 4:55 PM

The Visual Studio ALM Ranger projects you should be following
If you haven’t already, I would strongly recommend getting started with the great guidance documents produced by the Visual Studio ALM rangers. Project Name Description Release / Updated Applicable to Link Visual Studio & Team Foundation Server VM Factory Prescriptive guidance for virtualization of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server, and automation of virtual machine creation, installation and configuration, enabling users to adopt and use virtualized environments quickly. Stable - Aug ......

Posted On Sunday, August 19, 2012 6:51 PM

How to clear Visual Studio Team Explorer Cache
Switching between Team Project Collections sometimes messes up documents and reports and gives a red X next to both these artefacts in Team Explorer. I have run into this several times in the last couple of months and clearing the Visual Studio Team Explorer Cache seems to resolve the issue. If you are sure you are set up with all the right permissions then the first step troubleshooting step is tearing down the Visual Studio Team Explorer cache. Please try refresh the visual studio local cache using ......

Posted On Sunday, August 19, 2012 11:29 AM

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