Extending Visual Studio Team Explorer 2012 + MyHistory Extension


In the June 2013 edition of MSDN Magazine I cover some of the internals of Team Explorer 2012 and how you can extend it. The article can be found here - Extending Visual Studio Team Explorer 2012. I’ve also hosted the sample code for the MyHistory extension on CodePlex (contributions and feedback welcome), as well …

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Creating the Better Unit Testing with Microsoft Fakes eBook.


In August last year we kicked off an initiative to create some value-add guidance on Microsoft Fakes for the ALM community. Last week, we shipped our eBook – Better Unit Testing with Microsoft Fakes. Once an ALM Rangers project gets signoff it needs to pass a final hurdle before getting the green-light to proceed. This …

ALM Rangers Build Customization Guide v2 has shipped


The final release has been posted to CodePlex   If you have read v1 and are eager to only see the new bits, below is a snippet from the guide outlining the new parts. What’s New in the 2nd Edition This is the 2nd major release of the ALM Rangers Build Customization Guide. In this …

Visual Studio ALM Rangers BETA content is live


Not only do have the BETA bits of Visual Studio 11 available now, but the “Dev11 Readiness" Wave” of ALM Rangers deliverables is now available. Get the Build Customization Beta here: http://vsarbuildguide.codeplex.com/ Keep any eye on Willy-Peter Schaub’s blog for many updates…. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/willy-peter_schaub/  Mike

TFS Iteration Automation


I like just about any title with ‘automation’ in it, so I’m pleased to share the start of another Visual Studio ALM Rangers project which we are calling TFS Iteration Automation. Willy-Peter Schaub has posted an introduction to it on his blog – take a look. In other Rangers news, the TFS Build Customization guidance …

Rangers Build Customization Guide — progressing well…


Willy-Peter Schaub has posted an update on one of the active Visual Studio ALM Rangers projects: Team Build Customization. Rangers Build Customization Guide – Status Update: ALPHA Release under magnifying glass As I mentioned in October, I’ve been the lead for the Custom Activity guidance and reviewer of the other parts. It’s been a hectic …

Rangers Team Build Customization Guide


A new Rangers project has just begun, the output of which will be a Team Build Customization Guide. I’m very happy to be the lead for the Custom Activity guidance and reviewer for the Hands On Lab, though hopefully I’ll get a chance to review the other areas too. We’re currently busy identifying and prioritizing …