Microsoft UK Developer Tools Team

Visual Studio - Expression - Team Foundation Server

VSTS is dead, long live VisualStudioUK - renaming and moving this blog

We’ve decided that this blog finally needs to be renamed as the VSTS (Visual Studio Team...

Author: gdavi Date: 01/31/2012

EVENT: Implementing the Secure Development Lifecycle in your ALM Process

One of our ALM partners, Black Marble is running a free event on implementing the Microsoft SDL...

Author: rerwin Date: 01/23/2012

Testfest 2012, sponsored by Visual Studio

Some exciting news about a brand new testing event that we are sponsoring. To quote from the...

Author: gdavi Date: 01/09/2012

An introduction to Agile development with Team Foundation Server: TFS Support for Agile practices

TFS support for Agile practices Tailoring TFS to support your Agile process with process templates...

Author: gdavi Date: 12/28/2011

ALM Research Project

I met Rob Myers at an event recently and he would like to get some anonymous information on ALM for...

Author: gdavi Date: 12/20/2011

ALM On-line Assessment Tool launched

We’ve just launched a new on-line tool to help provide feedback and inputs into your Application...

Author: gdavi Date: 12/02/2011

GoingNative 2012 Conference

GoingNative 2012 is a 48 hour technical event for C++ developers. Distinguished speakers include the...

Author: gdavi Date: 12/02/2011

Fixing the TFS SharePoint integration after a password change

I run TFS 2010 and SharePoint 2010 on my laptop so that I can demonstrate TFS without needing to be...

Author: gdavi Date: 11/25/2011

Bag yourself an Xbox360 by writing Windows Phone 7 apps

Got an idea for an awesome WP7 application?  Well, get writing it before the end January 2012...

Author: rerwin Date: 11/22/2011

Introducing the Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management Assessment

Microsoft UK have just launched the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Assessment which is...

Author: rerwin Date: 11/21/2011

Deploy your cloud applications to Windows Azure from TFS Automated Build

The Windows Azure SDK (November 2011) has just been released and one of the updates caught my eye:...

Author: rerwin Date: 11/17/2011

UK Visual Studio Team @ EuroSTAR

The Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 team will be at EuroSTAR, Europe’s premier event for software...

Author: rerwin Date: 11/17/2011

euroSTAR Test Talk Series

In the run up to the November euroSTAR test conference, euroSTAR has started publishing a number of...

Author: gdavi Date: 10/07/2011

Visual Studio 2010 and MSDN Licensing White Paper

I ought to build up to this quite slowly in case the excitement is too much for the more sensitive...

Author: gdavi Date: 10/05/2011

Professional Scrum Developer course in November

If you’re interested in a five day Scrum development course then you may be interested to know that...

Author: gdavi Date: 09/29/2011

Using Excel to easily create reports from TFS Work Items

I want to highlight an easy way to create project reports from data held in Team Foundation Server...

Author: gdavi Date: 09/29/2011

Scrum for Team System v3 Open Sourced

I had an interesting email update about Scrum for Team System today – version 3 is now open sourced...

Author: gdavi Date: 09/21/2011

ALM Summit 2011

If you’re interested in attending the Application Lifecycle Management for the Microsoft Platform...

Author: gdavi Date: 09/21/2011

iqnite UK 2011, 6th October

We’ll be at the iqnite UK 2011 conference on the 6th October at the Russel Hotel in London....

Author: gdavi Date: 09/20/2011

TestExpo, London, 22nd September 2011

We’re going to TestExpo next week at the QE2 conference center and I’m delighted that...

Author: gdavi Date: 09/16/2011

More Team Foundation Service activation codes

Brian Harry has extended the number of “bharry” activation codes for TFS Service Preview, so have...

Author: gdavi Date: 09/15/2011

Hosted TFS, Visual Studio 11 and Team Foundation Server 11 Developer Previews

Wow, I’ve been struggling to keep up with the releases coming out so this is just a quick summary in...

Author: gdavi Date: 09/15/2011

EuroSTAR Virtual Conference on Software Testing

The EuroSTAR Virtual Conference on Software Testing takes place tomorrow and we’re going to be...

Author: gdavi Date: 09/12/2011

I’ve been dabbling with TFS event handlers and check-in policies recently – which came about because...

Author: gdavi Date: 07/20/2011

Managing the size of attachments stored after Visual Studio 2010 or Test Manager test runs

Visual Studio 2010 introduced significant new testing tools including the notion of “actionable...

Author: gdavi Date: 07/15/2011

Visual Studio Event in Edinburgh, 8th September

We’re going to run a Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Event in the Microsoft Edinburgh office on...

Author: gdavi Date: 06/29/2011

Connected.Development Session Videos now available

If you couldn’t make the Connected.Development event , or you could but would like to see the...

Author: gdavi Date: 06/22/2011

Reduced price on Visual Studio Training Courses

Testhouse are running two Visual Studio Testing training courses at the Microsoft Campus at Reading...

Author: gdavi Date: 06/07/2011

Special Offer on Visual Studio 2010 Test Manager and Coded UI Training Course

I was attending and speaking at the Connected.Development event in Leeds yesterday, which included...

Author: gdavi Date: 05/27/2011

Visual Studio vNext Application Lifecycle Management

Last week at TechEd North America the ALM capabilities of the next version of Visual Studio (vNext)...

Author: gdavi Date: 05/24/2011

Professional Scrum Developer Courses

There are three Professional Scrum Developer courses being hosted at the Microsoft Campus in...

Author: gdavi Date: 05/16/2011

TFS Java SDK Released

An interesting post from Brian Harry today about the release of a Team Foundation Server SDK for...

Author: gdavi Date: 05/16/2011

Agile Development and Testing Breakfast Briefings

I’m going to be speaking in a short series of breakfast briefings that have been organised by SQS,...

Author: gdavi Date: 05/05/2011

TFS Phone Explorer

Black Marble recently released their Windows Phone 7 TFS Phone Explorer App and I’ve just got round...

Author: gdavi Date: 05/03/2011

Connected Development event in Leeds, 26th May

Connected Development is a free, one day event being held near Leeds on the 26th May. There are two...

Author: gdavi Date: 05/03/2011

Visual Studio Testing Training Courses

One of our partners, Testhouse, is going to be running two Visual Studio Testing training courses at...

Author: gdavi Date: 05/03/2011

How Do I Get Started With Team Foundation Server?

This question pops up quite often and I thought it would be useful to have a refreshed summary of...

Author: gdavi Date: 04/06/2011

Team Explorer Everywhere 2010 SP1 Now Available

I’m trying not to repost other articles but I think this post from Brian Harry is worth...

Author: gdavi Date: 02/09/2011

TFS and Tools Overview Competition Questions for 8th Feb

Some questions for attendees of todays LiveMeetings. If you were on the Visual Studio 2010 Tools...

Author: gdavi Date: 02/08/2011

nFocus are Gold

Congratulations to nFocus, who have become only the second organisation in the UK to achieve Gold...

Author: gdavi Date: 02/03/2011

Project Management and Reporting 19/01/11 Competition Question

A question for attendees of the Project Management and Reporting LiveMeeting held today: Question:...

Author: rerwin Date: 01/20/2011

Team Explorer Everywhere 18/01/11 Competition Question

A question for attendees of the Team Explorer Everywhere LiveMeeting held today: Question: Team...

Author: rerwin Date: 01/18/2011

Visual Studio 2010 Tools Overview 18/01/11 Competition Question

A question for attendees of the Visual Studio 2010 Tools Overview LiveMeeting held today: Question:...

Author: rerwin Date: 01/18/2011

New Year, New Events Schedule

A New Year reminder that our new expanded range of events, mainly LiveMeetings, is going to start...

Author: gdavi Date: 01/07/2011

Writing and publishing a Windows Phone 7 App

I’ve finally got my first real Windows Phone 7 App published onto the marketplace, and, although...

Author: gdavi Date: 12/19/2010

Adding your own Layer Diagram Patterns to the Toolbox

I like the Layer Diagrams in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate and the idea of creating my own patterns to...

Author: gdavi Date: 12/16/2010

From Express to Ultimate: Improving Productivity with Visual Studio 2010, 14th Dec

I’m presenting at this Black Marble event in Microsoft’s London offices, at Victoria, on the 14th...

Author: gdavi Date: 12/06/2010

Get a TFS “elf” check and enter a draw for an XBox with Kinect

Black Marble, one of our key UK partners and the first UK partner to achieve Gold certification in...

Author: gdavi Date: 12/06/2010

New UK Visual Studio 2010 Events

We’ve just updated our schedule of Visual Studio 2010 related events and the new list, taking us...

Author: gdavi Date: 12/04/2010

Free Visual Studio eBooks

I was on the tube this week re-reading the Visual Studio 2010 TFS Upgrade Guide on my wonderful new...

Author: rerwin Date: 12/03/2010

Next>