Brian Harry announced that Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Visual Studio (VS) 2013 released to market on Thursday October 17th. Angela Dugan will be leading the presentation on their usage in ALM processes to the Chicago ALM User Group attendees on October 30th at Microsoft’s downtown Chicago office. Great advances have been made in how you can use these tools in your application lifecycle management (ALM) processes.
You need to register prior to October 28th so the AON building security has you on their list.
Looking for a free Azure day of training and in the Chicago area on Tuesday October 1st? Check out the Azure IT Camp at Microsoft’s Downers Grove office. You’ll hear the latest on the Microsoft cloud platform, dive deep into Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, and participate in hands-on labs that demonstrate the power of this on-demand, scalable compute infrastructure.
So you have downloaded the TFS 2013 Release Candidate and are ready to install it. Willy Schaub has posted on the new eFormat that we have published as part of Ranger’s guidance. The TFS planning guide leverages our real world experience to help you make the right decisions in deploying and supporting your environment. Use Willy’s site or the CodePlex site to provide your feedback on what you find valuable or would like to see added.
There are many cool enhancements over prior versions including:
- Git repositories
- InRelease for deployments
- Work item charting
- Team rooms
- Typescript support
- Agile portfolio management
You will need to RSVP by Tuesday. We’ll be at Microsoft’s Downers Grove office which is located at 3025 Highland Pkwy, Ste 300 in Downers Grove Illinois. Food is served at 6:30pm and the presentation will start at 7pm.
There’s been quite a bit being done by the Rangers:
- The Unit Test Generator has shipped. Willy Schaub has a post on the details behind the creation and the people involved.
- The TFS Planning Guide has been updated with our new Ranger styling.
- Willy has added the Rangers project flight status to his blog. Read about how you can see where all of the projects are at.
- Updates to the ALM Treasure Map has been discussed. Your input is important on User Voice as to what should go into V2.
- Richard Hundausen has been adding to the community blog aggregator.
- Juan Maria Lao has created a Spanish version of the Ranger’s Better Unit Testing with Fakes guide.
- Nine new Rangers have joined in the last month. Willy has links to their information on his blog.
As Rangers, we do have a request for you. We need feedback on the planning and disaster recovery avoidance guides.
CNUG is back, thanks to ADP Dealer Services! Jeff Sogolov of ADP will be talking on the challenges of building large scale applications.
You need to RSVP to make sure you are on the security list to get into the meeting.
6:00PM – Doors Open
6:30PM – Food and Beverages
7:00PM – Jeff Sogolov – ADP Dealer Services – Challenges of building large scale applications
Per Keith Franklin’s announcement of the meeting: “Relying on network reliability and topology are just a few mistakes most engineers make. Common fallacies of distributed computing are one of the most important factors that engineers need to keep in mind when building enterprise software. Learn how such fallacies along with messaging and domain-driven design help in building evolvable large scale applications.”