A healthy and fun ALM Ranger Sabbatical


It’s been a few days since returning from my ALM Rangers sabbatical in Seattle and the nausea of jetlag has finally waned. All in all it was a successful and healthy week. The trip over the Atlantic, Canada and into Seattle was fairly uneventful, though it took two landing attempts to touch down in Calgary, …

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ALM Rangers Sabbatical — mid flight in 48 hours


In January I had the honour of being awarded an ALM Rangers sabbatical based in Seattle, mostly Microsoft Building 41 in Redmond, but for those who live outside a 200mile radius of Seattle, let’s just call it Seattle for simplicity. Unfortunately, that trip and the opportunity to present at an internal Microsoft conference was cruelly …

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

Thank you for all your support Rangers…


In April I was honoured to be nominated as the ALM Rangers Champion of Champions. Yesterday I heard that my peers had once again voted for me and I’ve once more been named Champion of Champions. I get to keep my place on the ALM Rangers MSDN page and am joined by Martin and Robert! …

Rangers Build Customization Guide v2 — we need your feedback


A few months ago the ALM Rangers released v1 of the Rangers Build Customization Guide. I was the Feature Lead for the Custom Activity Guidance in that release and will be assuming the role of Project Lead for v2. This is the first time the ALM Rangers program has a non-Microsoft employee leading a Rangers …

Rangers Lab Management Guide — Available now


Last week the ALM Rangers shipped the Lab Management Guide to CodePlex. Project Description This Visual Studio ALM Ranger project has the primary goal of delivering scenario based and hands-on guidance for the planning, setup, configuration and usage of Visual Studio Lab Management, backed by custom VM Template automation for reference environments. Bookmark the Visual …

Rangers Build Customization Guide — Available now.


Last week the ALM Rangers shipped the Build Customization Guide to CodePlex. I strongly recommend that all those working with or intending to work with Team Foundation Server 2010 Build download and read the guidance. Project Description This Visual Studio ALM Ranger project has the primary goal of delivering scenario based and hands-on lab guidance …