Catching up..

Summer is here, and to help say goodbye to Spring, I thought I’d list a few tidbits that you may or may not have heard about in the news recently:

There are two great books out now that cover Visual Studio ALM 2012.  These are among the first and most comprehensive books to dive into Application Lifecycle Management and Team Foundation Server, and are well worth the read!

Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2012

Professional Team Foundation Server

Team Foundation Service Preview goes public!  What? Yep, no more waiting for invite codes.  Go at it! You can just go to the home page ( and sign up for your account.  As of right now, everything is still free. Check Brian Harry’s blog for more details.

Virtual Machines & Hands on Labs have been updated to 2012 RC.  For details and download (it’ll take a while, so get comfortable), see Brian Keller’s post.

There’s a lot more, but these are the highlights from the ALM side of things.