What’s new in TFS 2015

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TFS 2015 is now in Release Candidate (RC) and is probably Release to RTM soon. There is a lot of new stuff coming, here are some of my favorites. The license model There are a few rather god changes in the license model, the biggest one is that if … [Continue reading]

Managing security in TFS the easy way

The old way Before the introduction of Teams in TFS 2012, managing Security was fairly easy, my recommendations to my customers was always the same, use AD-groups and let the TFS Administrator do all the work. Create three AD groups for every TFS … [Continue reading]

Test license change in VSO and TFS 2015

Many of my customers are having problems with the license model for testers where a non-frequent tester (for example Acceptance tester) has to have at least a Visual Studio Test Professional to do their test even if they only run test in the test hub … [Continue reading]

VSO in Europe

Great news for those of you who want to use VSO (Visual Studio Online) but did not like the idea of having all your data in the US. VSO is now hosted in Europe as well! To be more precise it is hosted in the Netherlands. This should make VSO a … [Continue reading]

Release Management 2013 licensing change

When Microsoft acquired InRelease, later Release Management for Visual Studio in 2013 you had to pay a license for each agent deployed on every server you wanted to deploy to. Even though you got licenses together with Visual Studio Ultimate these … [Continue reading]

TFS 2013.4

TFS 2013.4 is out with a lot of nice stuff Stakeholders My favorite is the new Stakeholder access level You probably have a lot of Stakeholders who are interested in using TFS web access. Up to now to use the Backlog and other features you needed a … [Continue reading]

ALM Rangers want your feedback and ideas

I've always been a fan of the ALM Rangers' solutions but until I joined them I was not really aware of how I could influence their work. So I thought I'd share that info here in the hope that some of you will vote for ideas and give some valueable … [Continue reading]

License Update Visual Studio Online and maybe TFS 2013.4

Stakeholders With all the nice stuff included in TFS web access you probably have a lot of Stakeholders who are interested in using TFS web access. Up to now to use the Backlog and other stuff you needed a TFS CAL or pay 20$ per user per month in … [Continue reading]

TFS 2013.3

Microsoft just released TFS 2013.3 . There are two new features that I really like. Test Plan and Suite customization It’s now possible to modify Test plans and Test Suites as any other Work Item. It also means that you can query them and also see … [Continue reading]

TFS 2013.2

OK, this time I am a bit late…. Microsoft released TFS 2013.2 in the beginning of April, it is as the earlier updates cumulative. It’s no big update but it includes a couple of things that makes life easier for the development teams. Tags in … [Continue reading]