2010 Feature Preview for TFS : VSTS 2010

I am in the TFS 2010 cool features talk at PDC with Brian Harry. I’ll stream notes into this post, but please be aware that this discussion focuses on Team Foundation Server, not the full compl...

A Primer on ALM in the Microsoft Stack

By now I you’ve likely heard the term ALM. For the uninitiated, here is the latest from Wikipedia. Application lifecycle management (ALM) regards the process of delivering software as a continu...

Visual Studio Team System Announcements today

Microsoft published more information today about Visual Studio 10 and .NET 4.0. Click here to read the Press Pass and here to read some additional information. Oh, and for SA customers, some really i...

VSTS Profiler Improvements in SP1

As you know, Visual Studio 2008 and Team Foundation Server 2008 Service Pack 1 was released earlier this month. Most of SP1 was about bug fixes and performance, but it seems that the profiler team sn...

Electronic Scrum Boards

While at TechEd 2008 earlier this month I attended a presentation by Colin Bird where, among other things, he presented the next generation of the Conchango Scrum For Team System process template. Ac...

Version Control with 2008 SP1

I am a simple man. All I ever wanted was drag and drop for source control. That folder chooser dialog was a bear. Now we will get it with Visual Studio 2008 SP1. Thank goodness. From the web site: Si...

Attendee-Driven Presentation

I’ve seen Test Driven Development work, so why not adjust it slightly and have the attendees (who own the requirements after all) drive the presentation? Today, at the in-between conference (a....

Viewing Your Backlog

In many Agile development processes, there exists the idea of THE BACKLOG. This is particularly true in Scrum, the methodology that originated the idea. The recipe from Scrum is a Product Backlog whi...