Steve Lange @ Work

Thoughts on DevOps, ALM, the Cloud, and all the related tools..

Bellevue Event: DevOps = Epic Applications

Transform from Good to Great with DevOps! Microsoft’s Application Development team is hosting Gene...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 08/19/2016

A ton of new great content on MSDN for VSTS and TFS

It's not just the Microsoft dev teams that work in sprints - so do the documentation teams! Take a...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 08/02/2016

TFS "15" Preview is loaded..

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted.  It's been a crazy spring (and so far, summer), but...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 07/11/2016

A Peek at Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 2 (RC 2)

I’ll let you read fo the full details on the Visual Studio site, but here are my highlights.. Work...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 03/03/2016

Don’t forget to Connect()!

Heard of Connect()?  If not, you need to know about it!  Mark the date on your...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 11/03/2015

Roadshow: Re-architecting your apps for the hyperscale cloud

Check out this upcoming roadshow from our friends at Northwest Cadence, rolling through the...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 09/10/2015

Events in LA & Irvine: PaaS & the Cumulus Cloud

Hey there! Check out this upcoming event series from our friends at Northwest Cadence!...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 07/06/2015

Activating Visual Studio 2013 on an Offline Machine

(File this under “I already know that”, but I get asked this question quite frequently..) Visual...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 06/02/2015

Woot! Visual Studio 2015 Product Line Announced

I’ll refer you to the official Visual Studio blog post for more details, but just a heads up that...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 03/31/2015

March Webinars from InCycle Software

Our friends at InCycle Software have some great webinars coming up this month.  Take a look!...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 03/13/2015

Come to a CloudFest and Get Started with Azure

  We’ve done quite a few of these around the country so far, and they’ve proven to be very...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 03/12/2015

Notes from my 2/27 Office Hours

Thanks to those of you who joined my office hours last Friday! I’ve noted some of the more direct...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 03/02/2015

Notes from my 2/13 Virtual Office Hours

Thanks to those of you who joined my office hours earlier today!  It was great to chat! I’ve...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 02/13/2015

My Office Hours are Back!

I’ll let the office hours landing page do the talking, but just a heads up that I’ve set up...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 02/05/2015

More CloudFests! Hello, Portland!

On February 10th (next week!), Microsoft will be hosting a CloudFest in Portland!  Click here...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 02/05/2015

More CloudFests! Hello Bellevue!

I wanted to let you know about a really exciting Azure Hands-on Workshop event that we have coming...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 02/05/2015

Check out the Cloud Platform roadmap

Microsoft recently added a new resource for all you folks with your heads in the Cloud: the Cloud...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 02/04/2015

More CloudFests Coming your Way!

Learn Azure hands-on! The cloud has moved way beyond novelty—more and more of us live and work there...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 02/02/2015

In case you missed it, do more with VSO Basic!

You can read the full announcement here, but here are some core changes made to VSO Basic plans...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 02/02/2015

Go Big with the New Azure G-Series Virtual Machines

The new G-Series VM’s in Azure are big.. They provide a lot more memory and increased SSD storage...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 01/09/2015

New Updates Rolling out to Visual Studio Online (VSO)

I’ll let you read about these updates in more detail on the Visual Studio News Page, but there are a...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 12/19/2014

Live Webinar: Leverage Microsoft Azure for Next-Gen App Development

Please check out this upcoming webinar! When:   Starts: December 18, 2014 10:00 AM-11:00...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 12/12/2014

Quick Reminder for Windows Phone 7.x Developers

Just passing along this reminder! This is a reminder that effective January 1, 2015, it will no...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 12/09/2014

What the What? Why Microsoft is Open Sourcing the .NET Framework

Watch this great video posted on Channel 9 featuring Immo Landwerth and David Kean from the .NET...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 12/08/2014

First Coding Lesson to my Son: Coding Saves Time

First of all – it’s been a while since I’ve posted here.  The craziness of the fall, combined...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 12/05/2014

Visual Studio & TFS 2013 Update 4 (CTP 1) is Available

Didn’t we just release Update 3?  Brian Harry explains the awesome details of this CTP on his...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 09/03/2014

Upcoming Visual Studio Webinars Series

TestHouse and Comparex are running a webinar series in September covering some core topics of the...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 08/29/2014

QuickHit Video – Getting Started with Visual Studio Online

I just posted a new video in the series (is it a series yet if there are only two?): QuickHit Video...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 08/28/2014

Send Email to a Team Room with VSO Service Hooks and Zapier

If you haven’t read up on some of the great work the VSO team is doing around Service Hooks, you...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 08/26/2014

VSO is Happy to See You! Project Welcome Pages

The August 18th news article on the Visual Studio site announced a fun new addition to VSO: Project...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 08/20/2014

First QuickHit video – MSDN Azure Benefits

This year I’m going to start making some video recordings of the more commonly requested topics I...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 08/12/2014

Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 RTM is available!

Today (August 4th) the Update 3 for Visual Studio 2013 was released!  (Download link) So what’s...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 08/04/2014

Upcoming Leadership Events: Azure, Agility, and Automation

Our partner, Northwest Cadence, has been hard at work to build some great new content focused on...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 07/16/2014

Microsoft Test Case Management – Handling Test Steps with Multiple Expected Results

I’ve been asked by a few customers about this topic in the past week, so I thought I’d generalize my...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 06/24/2014

FREE Imaginet ALM Webinars: June through Dec 2014

Here is an updated listing of upcoming ALM webinars from our partner Imaginet.  They’re FREE,...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 06/24/2014

Microsoft Test Manager – Working Across Projects: Adding an Existing Test Case vs.Cloning/Copying

You’ve probably noticed that for the most part, managing multiple test plans and test cases are more...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 06/23/2014

Panels vs. Context: A Tale of Two Visual Studios and a Practical Explanation of the Value of CodeLens

If you have Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate, you know CodeLens is amazing.  If you don’t know what...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 06/17/2014

Jump in the Deep End with Visual Studio "14" CTP

On Soma’s blog, today he announced the availability of the first CTP for Visual Studio “14”, the...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 06/03/2014

Heads up: DEVintersection is in Vegas this November!

If Your Passion Is Keeping Pace with Technology Take Your Experience to the Next Level! This fast...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 05/30/2014

Already here: Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 CTP 1

Yep!  Fresh on the heels of the RTM of VS 2013 Update 2 (I just finished delivering “What’s...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 05/27/2014

Visual Studio Online: Migrating from TFS on-premise

We’ve been providing means to migrate your data from VSO to an in-premise TFS, but not the other way...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 05/12/2014

Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 is Here!

Yep, it’s here (maybe the timing had something to do with //Build?)! I’ll let you get all the tasty...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 04/03/2014

Event: ALM Symposium in San Diego, April 30th 2014

An All Day Event to Train, Inspire & Connect Teams! Microsoft and Northwest Cadence are...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 03/17/2014

Denver Event: Professional Scrum Development with Visual Studio

Delivered by Accentient When: Friday, 11 April 2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (MDT) Where: Microsoft...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 03/04/2014

Webcasts: MSDN, Meet Azure. Activate your Benefits

I want to make sure you are aware of the below benefit and how you can enter into a drawing for one...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 03/03/2014

Visual Studio Online (VSO): Owning Multiple VSO Accounts

NOTE: This is not official guidance, nor may it be even officially a supported “feature”...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 03/03/2014

Visual Studio Online (VS) – Transitioning from Early Adopter Plans

Now that TFS Preview Visual Studio Online is transitioning to monetized plans, I’ve received quite a...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 02/28/2014

Event: Las Vegas - Modern Web and App Development with Visual Studio 2013

Connect to the cloud. Create brilliant apps. Transform your potential. In an age of extraordinary...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 01/30/2014

Webinar Series: How Do Enterprises Make the Cloud Work for Them?

Join Forrester and Microsoft for these upcoming webinars! Featured speaker: James Staten, Vice...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 01/17/2014

Webinar: The Longest Yard – Getting across the goal line when releasing to production

Releasing code to production is no mystery. Many development teams and operations managers have been...

Author: Steven Lange Date: 12/20/2013

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