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Jakob Ehn Visual Studio ALM MVP @Inmeta Crayon
Almost four years ago I wrote a post on how to create a build definition programmatically using the TFS 2010 API. The code is partyl still valid, but since a lot of the information in a build definition is dependent on the build process template, the code in the blog does not work properly for the TFS 2013 default build templates. In addition, since ......

This year at the second MVP summit I presented a new solution for hosting a private extension gallery. Since then I have finished up the code and put it up on the CodePlex site so you can use it as you want to. In this blog post I will walk through the background and how you deploy and use the solution. Note: The sourcecode is available at http://inmetavsgallery.code... ......

Yesterday, on September 12th, we arranged a Visual Studio Community Day 2013 at Mesh in central Oslo. The agenda was in two parts, first we talked about how you can improve your delivery cadence by using Visual Studio ALM. We went through all stages including planning, developing, testing and deployment. In the second part, we showed some of the new ......

As you probably already know, Microsoft recently acquired InRelease, a release management product build by InCycle software that integrates tightly with Team Foundation Server. This acquisition fills a huge gap in the Visual Studio ALM suite, letting customers handle the release management and automatic deployment of their solution. This is a crucial ......

The last couple of months I have been working together with Mathias Olausson, Mattias Sköld and Joachim Rossberg on a new book project for Apress that has just been published. The book is called Pro Team Foundation Service and covers all aspects of working with Team Foundation Service, Microsoft's hosted version of Team Foundation Server in the cloud. ......

Extension available at: http://visualstudiogallery.... I have been playing around a bit lately with extending Team Explorer 2012, mostly because it is fun but also to fix a little nagging feature that should have been there from the beginning. Often I (and a lot of other people) find myself wanting ......

Running Static Code Analysis (SCA) is something that you should be doing regularly to verify your code base against a large set of rules that will check your code for potential problems and how it comply with standard patterns such as naming conventions for example. Microsoft include several different rule sets that you can use for starters, but you ......

During the summer and fall this year, me and my colleague Terje Sandstrøm has worked together on a book project that has now finally hit the stores! The title of the book is Team Foundation Server 2012 Starter and is published by Packt Publishing. You can find it at http://www.packtpub.com/tea... or from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/18... ......

Updated January 13th 2013: Added note about ASP.NET MVC 4.0 prerequirement Note: The installer and the complete source code is available over at CodePlex at the following location: http://inmetavsgallery.code... Extensions and addins are everywhere in the Visual Studio ALM ecosystem! Microsoft releases new cool features in the form of extensions ......

TFS 2012 introduces a new type of Lab environment called Standard Environment. This allows you to setup a full Build Deploy Test (BDT) workflow that will build your application, deploy it to your target machine(s) and then run a set of tests on that server to verify the deployment. In TFS 2010, you had to use System Center Virtual Machine Manager and ......

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