Välkommen till en heldagsworkshop med Visual Studio 2013 ALM (SWE)

Den 6 februari kommer vi på Solidify hålla en heldags depp-dive Workshop tillsammans med LabCenter i Stockholm.

Vi börjar med att planera arbete och arbetar gärna med en agil process som Scrum eller Kanban. Vi kommer också att visa hur man hanterar mer klassiska krav med hjälp av inbyggda verktyg såväl som med tredjepartsprodukten inteGREAT. Vi kommer visa på hur man kan hantera multipla team i TFS när vi behöver skala upp utvecklingsarbetet

Nästa steg är att utveckla applikationen med bibehållen spårbarhet och med god kodkvalitet. Vi använder såklart oss av nyheter i Visual Studio som exempelvis Git och CodeLens.

För att kunna använda den produkt vi utvecklar behöver den gå att testa. Vi kommer sätta upp testmiljöer med Visual Studio Lab Management och även titta på hur vi kan använda Windows Azure för att hantera våra testlab (och produktionsmiljöer med för den delen). Med miljöerna på plats kommer vi sedan sätta upp byggen, paketering och deploymentlösningar. För att installera produkten kommer vi att använda den nya lösningen för releasehantering, Microsoft Release Management.

Efter utveckling är det dags för test av det utvecklarna checkat in, vi kommer här att visa både manuella och automatiska tester och nyheterna inom testområde, bland annat det nya webgränssnittet för testning.

Avslutningsvis går vi igenom hur vi med hjälp av instrumentering av kod och funktioner för drift kan skaffa oss tidig kunskap om hur våran lösning fungerar i produktion med hjälp av Microsoft Application insight.

Läs mer och gå vidare till anmälan här: http://www.solidify.se/valkommen-till-en-heldag-med-visual-studio-2013-alm

Visual Studio 2012 Update 1

Microsoft changed the release cycle of Visual Studio and Team Foundation server, from now on there are going to be quarterly releases of both products. The first update (Update 1) is here and this is what it contains:

  • Extend TFS server side path limits from 260 characters to 400 characters
  • Usability improvements for Version Control
    • Associate multiple bugs with a checking at once in the Add by ID field (i.e. comma separated)
    • Toolbar button to show/hide deleted items in the source control explorer
    • Copy the name of a changeset/shelveset from the Changeset/Shelveset Details page
    • Find a Shelveset by name from the Find Shelvesets page
    • Include/exclude all items except those that are selected
    • Know if my detected changes are adds or deletes before clicking the link
    • Navigate to an item in source control explorer from pending changes page
    • Undo changes to a file from the editor context menu
  • Kanban support in TFS Web Access
  • TFS web access usability improvements
    • Drag and drop queries and query folders
    • Drag/drop between User Stories and People in the Taskboard
    • Drag a task to a person to assign it in the Taskboard
    • Expand and Collapse the left navigation pane
    • Remember the state of the splitters
    • Animate Taskboard tiles on drop
    • Next/Previous arrows on WIT form
    • Updated navigation styling
    • Links and Attachments in WIT form shows counts
  • Sharepoint testing improvements
    • Load testing support for SharePoint
    • Unit test emulator for SharePoint
    • Coded UI test support for SharePoint
    • Intellitrace collection plan for SharePoint
  • Manual testing improvements
    • Editing of test cases from inside the test runner
    • Code coverage support for manual testing of web apps
    • Hierarchical query support
    • Pause manual testing session and later resume a test case
    • Deep copy of a test plan to better support release management
    • Publish test results to TFS from command-line
  • Coded UI testing improvements
    • Cross browser testing for coded UI testing (IE, Chrome, Firefox, …)
    • Usability improvements for Coded UI tests
  • SCVMM 2012 SP1 support with Lab Management for Windows 2012 hosts
  • VSUpdate support for Microsoft Test Manager for automatic update notification
  • Unit testing improvements
    • Windows Store C++ unit testing enhancements
    • Windows Store Unit Test library enhancements
    • Traits support for all adapters
    • Unit Test Grouping and Filtering in Test Explorer Window
  • Easier installation of unit test adapters on TFS build machines using Nuget
  • Code Map – Incremental discovery and visualization of your application architecture and dependencies
  • IntelliTrace Integration with System Center
  • Integrate Blend Windows Phone Tooling
  • Multiscale image support for manifest content
  • JavaScript Memory Profiling
  • Mixed Managed/Native Debugging Support for Store Apps
  • ARM Native Dump Debugging Support
  • Enable XP targeting with C++

Read more at the Visual Studio + ALM Team blog

My personal favorites are the Kanban support and the new drag and drop features in TFS Web Access.

Download the Visual Studio update here and the Team Foundation Server update here.

Read Damians blog for a detailed instruction for the TFS upgrade.

There is also an update for Team Foundation Power Tools to match the service update, download it here

In Visual Studio 2012 Update 2

In Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 we will among other things se test case management and manual testing from within a browser!

Team Foundation Service

If you want to see what probably be included in upcoming Team Foundation Server releases you should take a look at Team Foundation Service, the cloud based version of TFS. Team Foundation Service has a release cycle of three week. Read more in their blog.




Kanban support in Team Foundation Service

In the latest service update of Microsoft online version of Team Foundation Server called Team Foundation Service Microsoft have added a Kanban board.

To go to the Kanban board select Work from the Team Foundation Service web.

Select board next to backlog items

Here we our PBIs order by priority and four lanes based on the state model of the PBI (NEW, APPROVED, COMMITED and DONE).

We can of course use drag-and-drop to move our PBIs between the lanes

You can also change the WIP limit of the lanes.

At the moment you can’t add lanes of your own, hopefully this will be possible Kanban becomes available Team Foundation Server were you can change the process model.

There is also a cumulative flow graph.

A great start Microsoft!

This will probably be included in a later service release of Team Foundation Server 2012.