vrijdag 1 juni 2012

Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate, Team Foundation Server 2012 Release Candidate, Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview, Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate and VS ALM Rangers Release Candidate bits Released!

Kudos to Microsoft Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server and Windows Teams from Microsoft with releasing of a bunch of products by May 31th. 

Thanks for the Rangers as well for releasing the RC Bits of some Rangers projects on CodePlex. Thank you all for your hard work and determination in making this happen! Proud to be part of this family BTW :-)

We really did ROCK!

Below the links to more information about the new released stuff by Rangers as by Microsoft Teams:

Willy’s post:  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2012/05/31/welcome-to-visual-studio-2012-alm-rangers-

CodePlex:   http://vsartesttoolingguide.codeplex.com

As part of the sim-ship, the following have also shipped (all are now available for download on MSDN):
·         Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate

·         Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 Release Candidate

·         Windows 8 Release Preview

·         Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate

Visit Microsoft Answers, TechNet, or MSDN to ask or answer questions about upgrading, security, apps, and more with Windows
8 Release Preview.
Microsoft Answers Windows 8 Forum: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8

TechNet Windows 8 Forum for IT Professionals: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/category/w8itpro

MSDN Windows Developer Center: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/home/

Finally, if you haven’t seen it yet, there is also a new Developer Tools Blogs site, which aggregates key developer blogs
with a nice front-end:


So I encourrage everyone to download, test and to provide the feedback on all the Rangers stuff and Tools linked above
Your feedback is much more appreciated to make things better :-)

Thanks in advance.

Hassan Fadili
VS ALM Ranger

dinsdag 28 februari 2012

MVP Summit 2012 - MVP2MVP Day sessions Summary Links

First of all, Thanks to Neno Loje, Ed Blankenship and Charles Sterling for taking charge of this day.
Today started with a warm welcome from the organization, then many short sessions of 20 min are presented by many MVP's

based on job and daily experiences on VS ALM Stuff. NO breaks (Just 5 min between sessions to gap some refreshement)!

Below the list of some discused topics and links to sites/blogs for additional information to be up to date.

- ALM Rangers: Build Customization Guidance:

- ALM Rangers: Automating the Build-deploy-test Process with VS11 Lab Management:

- Managing Dependencies with AIT Tools and how it compares to NuGet:

- Using Kinect to control TFS Build Monitors:


Telemetry and Automated Error Reporting:


- Managing Test Artifacts when going to the next Release:
- Git-TFS:http://www.richard-banks.org/

- Team Companion and Dev11:

- Lab Management for VMWare:http://vmwarelab.codeplex.com/ (coming soon on CodePlex)

- TFS Event Workflows

This was a great day with a lot of FUN and very important content. Up to Product Team Sessions next days.

Stay tuned....


woensdag 15 februari 2012

TechDays Nederland is van start in het World Forum - Den Haag

Het jaarlijkse Microsoft Evenement genaamd TechDays voorheen DevDays van Microsoft Nederland is van start gegaan vandaag en maar liefts voor 3 volle dagen.
De eerste dag (15 Februari 2012) staat in het teken van IT Pro specialisten.
De 2e en 3rd dagen respectivelijk (16 + 17 Februari 2012) staan uiteraard in het teken van Developers.
Op deze beide Developers dagen, zal de Nederlandse Community aanwezig zijn in de zo geheten Community Area waarin de bezoekers terecht kunnen met hun vragen over alle Microsoft Technologieen en Tools.

Ben je geintereseerd in wat de nieuwe versie van Team Foundation Server (Hosted TFS), Visual Studio Application Life Cycle Management, Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview, MTM Test Tool-V11 en nog meer? en wil je ermee aan de slag tijdens dit Evenement, dan ben je van harte welkom op de Visual Studio ALM Booth.

Ik kijk graag uit naar jullie komst en het beleven van goede momenten.
Veel plezier op de TechDays Nederland.