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Tarun Arora - Visual Studio ALM MVP ALM, Agile, Automation, Performance Testing, Software QA, Cloud, ... ALM Application Lifecycle Management
VS12 Team Member Photos not showing in Chrome
Issue The Team Members photo doesn’t show up in the Members section in the Team Home Page in Team Web Access when browsing using Chrome. However, the team members photo does show up as expected when browsing using Internet Explorer. See screen shot below, on the left chrome does not show the team members photo Internet Explorer does. Figure – Left:Chrome, Right:Internet Explorer – Member Images not showing in Chrome For your ref the versions I am working with are, - IE explorer version: Version: ......

Posted On Sunday, January 13, 2013 1:16 AM

Presenting VS2012 at VBUG Bristol on 16 Jan 2013
Let’s start with a few interesting facts about Bristol, Bristol is located just 120 miles west of London. It is the largest city in the south west of England. Bristol is a 45 mile trip across the Bristol Channel to Cardiff in Wales. Bristol is a port city known as the “Birthplace of America”. John Cabot sailed from Bristol to help “discover” North America in 1497. Image 1 – Bristol @ night! And… I’ll be presenting a session on a Lap Around Visual Studio 2012 at the VBUG user group in Bristol on 16th ......

Posted On Thursday, January 3, 2013 10:27 PM

The year 2012 in highlights!
2012 has been an overwhelming year, I had my share of up’s and down’s. The year started on a high note with Microsoft presenting me the MVP award for Visual Studio ALM. I changed my availability status (no this doesn’t have anything to do with the MVP award) from being single to being married on 11th February – My big fat Indian Wedding. During my visit to India I met Chuck, with support from Anuthara and her team in IDC I launched an initiative to deliver a series of videos with the product team ......

Posted On Monday, December 31, 2012 9:55 AM

New features in TFS Demo Setup 1.0.0.2
Release Notes – http://tfsdemosetup.codeple... | Download | Source Code | Report a Bug | Ideas Just pushed out the 2nd release of the TFS Demo setup on CodePlex, below a quick look at some of the new features/improvements in the tool… Details of the existing features can be found here. Feature 1 – Set up Work Items Queries as Team Favorites The task board looks cooler when the team favourite work item queries show up on the task board. The demo setup console application now has the ability to ......

Posted On Sunday, October 21, 2012 1:01 PM

Presenting at TechEd 2013-TechDays 2013 India ALM Track
I’ll be presenting at TechEd and TechDays in India, there is a lot to look forward to as the events will be hosted across India. Bangalore will be hosting TechEd on 18-19th March, Delhi will be hosting TechDays on 22nd March and Pune will host its maiden TechEd on 25-26 March. The session line up across all location and technology tracks is very impressive. There are a lot of famous personalities presenting the key notes. What is TechEd and why should you bother? TechEd is Microsoft’s premier technology ......

Posted On Monday, March 11, 2013 7:34 PM

TFS Kanban Board Swim lane Customization To Better Manage The Product Backlog
Brian Harry announced the customize columns feature on the TFS Kanban board that enables you to define new swim lanes based on the work item state right from Team Web Access. This feature has officially been released on the TFS Service today. A shout out to Gregg Boer and his team for delivering this great feature! I was lucky to get early access to this feature… In this blog post I’ll show you, Walkthrough of customizing columns on the Kanban board How customize column feature has transformed the ......

Posted On Saturday, March 2, 2013 11:07 AM

Continuous Integration-Automated Deployments And Release Management
A customer I am working with is interested in an ‘automated deployment and release management’ solution for their 160 applications scaling across 350 servers. There is a mix of Microsoft and Non Microsoft applications, some server based some desktop based, some are currently deployed using bat files, PowerShell, others require Unix/Perl scripts for deployment. I have used TFS Deployer very successfully in the past and put that forward as a recommendation, however, this customer is keen on an enterprise ......

Posted On Saturday, February 23, 2013 1:14 AM

ALM Mag – Harnessing the cloud for Performance Testing
Recently my blog post ‘Leveraging the cloud for Performance Testing’ got featured in the ALM Mag Vol. 1 Issue 1 – January 2013. Figure 1 – Visual Studio Load Testing using Windows Azure – featured in ALM Mag Vol. 1 Issue 1 – Jan 2013 Download the full article from here. What is ALM Mag? In case you haven’t come across ALM Magazine, it is an eMagazine for ALM, DevOps, Lifecycle Processes, TFS, Testing, Configuration Management and Deployment. Figure 2 – What is ALM Mag, find out more at www.almmag.com ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 19, 2013 10:16 PM

Upgrading to Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 CTP3
Last week I upgraded my TFS 2012 test environment to CTP3 to try out the new features rolled out in preview as part of the Visual Studio 2012 Upgrade 2 CTP. In this blog post, I’ll walk you through the steps required to upgrade, you may find the quick notes in each section useful if you don’t have the time to read through the complete blog post. TFS Application Tier TFS Build Controller/Agent TFS Test Controller/Agent Developer Workstation SharePoint extensions What is Visual Studio 2012 Upgrade ......

Posted On Sunday, February 17, 2013 11:54 PM

TFS - Get List Of Software Installed On Build Agent
Introduction It is common for your code projects to reference Microsoft or Non Microsoft SDKs, this requires that the build agents has the SDK’s installed. It is also natural that some of your projects may have a hard dependency on the version of the SDK. For example, some of your projects may only compile with Azure 1.6 SDK. The absence of the required SDK may cause your builds to fail. I tend to use the TFS Service cloud Build Service a lot, a list of software installed on the provisioned build ......

Posted On Sunday, February 3, 2013 11:10 PM

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