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A starters guide to Git for TFS GitWits…

When I started my development career way back in 1999, the first Source Control System I ever used was Visual SourceSafe. After a few years I switched to SVN for a while and I liked that. The, in 2005 came Team Foundation Server and I embraced it, including the Source Control of course. And since […]

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TFS as perfect tool for Scrum (Part 1) – Introduction in Scrum and TFS

This year I was invited again to present at Microsoft TechDays. This event is held every year in the World Forum in The Hague. This year I spoke about why TFS is the perfect tool for Scrum. My session was about how to use TFS as tool for Scrum. I talked about the different stages […]

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Hidden Gems in TFS–Part 7 Searching and Finding Work Items in Team Foundation Server

In this series of blog posts I like to highlight some features of TFS/Visual Studio that people seem to overlook. In my day to day job I often see that people don’t know about certain feature that are available in Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio or some of the Powertools. Some features are available as […]

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Visual Studio ALM MVP … 3rd time !

April fool’s day has been a good day for me the last 3 years. Today I received the email…. The “Congratulations 2014 Microsoft MVP!”. And again I was ver very happy. This is the third time I received the award. The first year was strange. Did not know what to expect. The second year is […]

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Combining TFS Version Control and Git with Git-TF

  For a customer I am (together with my colleague Jasper Gilhuis) setting up a hybrid solution regarding Version Control. Some Scrum teams use Git as their primary Source Control system and most of them use TFS Version Control. What we see at different organizations is that it requires the teams to check-in all code […]

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Hidden Gems in TFS – Part 12 – Link to Versioned Item

Originally posted on Jasper Gilhuis:
This post is and addition to René van Osnabrugge’s great series of Hidden Gems in TFS. An overview of these Gems can be found at his blog “The Road to ALM” here: https://osnabrugge.wordpress.com/category/guidance/hidden-gems/ Just last week he showed me something that made me smile. His first response was “this has been around since… (I…

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A practical guide for dealing with capacikill in TFS

Capacikill? What the … is that? Actually it is a word I made up. To be honest it was a colleague who talked about capacity in a noisy room and I thought I heard him say it. I understood capacikill and the word had a meaning to me right away. As you can obviously see, […]

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Hidden Gems in TFS–Part 11 Sharing work the easy way

In this series of blog posts I like to highlight some features of TFS/Visual Studio that people seem to overlook. In my day to day job I often see that people don’t know about certain feature that are available in Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio or some of the Powertools. Some features are available as […]

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Happy New Year to all my readers !

Happy new year ! Every year I receive a nice overview of all my activity on my blog. This year I wanted it to share with you! Thanks for reading! I hope to bring you more goodness about ALM, Scrum and TFS in 2014 ! Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors […]

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Visual Studio 2013 freezes when performing Load Test on Azure

Since the release of Visual Studio 2013 a few weeks ago we have the possibility to use the immense power of the cloud to perform Load Tests on our public websites. This is a Team Foundation Service feature and can be used when you have a TF Service account. For now, since the load test […]

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Use Visual Studio as your Diff and Merging Tool for local files

Probably you are familiar with the Diff tool that Visual Studio provides when doing Source Control. When comparing two files from Source Control Explorer or the Solution Explorer you get this nice tool that shows a nice visual compare of two files. You can choose 2 local files, a source control file and a local […]

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TFS as perfect tool for Scrum (Part 5) – Sprint Review and Retrospective

This is the fifth and final part of the series TFS as perfect tool for Scrum. The series is based on my session that I presented at Microsoft TechDays. You can find more introduction in part 1 The agenda for this series is: 1. Introduction in Scrum and TFS 2. Using TFS for grooming your […]

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Release Management with InRelease

Originally posted on Jasper Gilhuis:
In this post I will highlight the latest addition to the Visual Studio product suite, InRelease. This Release Management tool, which was recently acquired by Microsoft, is meant for bridging the gap between Development and Operations by providing a clear, repeatable, automated deployment procedure. This post has been written with…

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