Microsoft Visual Studio UK Team

Application Lifecycle Management, Agile, Code Quality, Testing, Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio.

Visual Studio & Xamarin event: Visual Studio and Visual Studio Online: The App developer’s toolbox

I spent last Thursday afternoon in Kensington Olympia with Mike Taulty, Steve Hall and Dave Hathaway...

Author: gdavi Date: 07/01/2014

My top 5 Visual Studio Features

Colin’s posted about winning Visual Studio goodies and started things off with his favourite 5...

Author: gdavi Date: 05/30/2014

Fave Visual Studio features? Here's mine, tell us yours and win some cool goodies #myVSUK

I’ve been out and about at quite a few conferences and events recently, having many...

Author: ColinBeales [MSFT] Date: 05/29/2014

12 reasons to use the Jolt award winning Visual Studio Premium 2013

Visual Studio 2013 Premium won the 2014 Jolt Award, which is nice, and it seems like a good time to...

Author: gdavi Date: 03/28/2014

Monitoring apps in the wild with Visual Studio Online Application Insights

We don’t like double posting content usually, however as I wrote the article...

Author: ColinBeales [MSFT] Date: 02/25/2014

Removing weekends from the burndown chart

I don’t generally like to just repeat content from other sources but this has been such a common...

Author: gdavi Date: 01/23/2014

Free spaces available at Visual Studio ALM, Test and Project Management Events in January and February

We have some spaces still available for free sessions in January and February in London, Edinburgh...

Author: ColinBeales [MSFT] Date: 01/02/2014

What does Team Foundation Server 2013 offer the non-Windows user?

With the recent launch of Team Foundation Server 2013, I thought it would be a good time to take a...

Author: gdavi Date: 11/20/2013

Installing Team Explorer Everywhere in Eclipse

This is one of two “side posts” that have come out of putting together What does Team...

Author: gdavi Date: 11/20/2013

Installing Linux in Hyper-V

This is one of two “side posts” that have come out of putting together What does Team...

Author: gdavi Date: 11/20/2013

Register for Visual Studio 2013 UK Launch

Please join us on the 3rd of December for the launch of Visual Studio 2013 and find out how these...

Author: ColinBeales [MSFT] Date: 10/31/2013

Upcoming Webinars - Azure, Team Foundation Service and VS2013

Soon I will be joining one of our ALM Gold Partners - Testhouse in delivering some Webinars on...

Author: ColinBeales [MSFT] Date: 10/21/2013

Certified ScrumMaster Training and Scrum with TFS course

Our Gold Application Lifecycle Management Partners RippleRock are running two courses at Microsoft...

Author: gdavi Date: 10/11/2013

Free "Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio" Event returning to Edinburgh (10th October)

I seem to have posted a lot of events today, but I’m really excited that due to popular demand...

Author: ColinBeales [MSFT] Date: 09/17/2013

Free “Testing with Visual Studio” event in London (14th Nov 2013)

We continue to run free ALM sessions at various places around the country however feedback from the...

Author: ColinBeales [MSFT] Date: 09/17/2013

New free Agile Project Management event for Project Managers/Scrum Masters

We continue to run free ALM sessions at various places around the country however feedback from the...

Author: ColinBeales [MSFT] Date: 09/17/2013

Exploring Work Item Charting in Team Foundation Server 2013

With today’s announcement of Team Foundation Server 2013 Release Candidate, I thought I would...

Author: ColinBeales [MSFT] Date: 09/09/2013

Visual Studio 2013 - My 3 favourite new code editor features

Every version of Visual Studio seems to improve and integrate new ways of interacting in the code...

Author: ColinBeales [MSFT] Date: 08/14/2013

Visual Studio 2013 – Enhanced Scrollbar

When a Visual Studio edition releases much work is undertaken with the Visual Studio Productivity...

Author: ColinBeales [MSFT] Date: 08/13/2013

Provisioning a Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 Preview machine in Azure

One of the great scenarios enabled by Windows Azure is the fast provisioning of virtual machines and...

Author: ColinBeales [MSFT] Date: 08/08/2013

Step-by-step: Getting setup on Azure with your MSDN benefits

In my last blog post I started to talk about Azure benefits being included with MSDN along with some...

Author: ColinBeales [MSFT] Date: 08/08/2013

Making the most of your free Azure benefits with MSDN

MSDN has recently seen some significant changes with regards to Azure benefits that were unveiled...

Author: ColinBeales [MSFT] Date: 08/08/2013

Well, I like Team Foundation Server and I like Git, but which is better?

With apologies to Harry Hill, we won’t be having a fight to find out because choosing between Git...

Author: gdavi Date: 08/05/2013

Visual Studio Load Testing of Siebel Applications

Testhouse, one of our UK Gold ALM Partners, have written up how they used Visual Studio load tests...

Author: gdavi Date: 07/29/2013

UK based game studio delivers first game in 9 weeks using Team Foundation Service

I am always in awe of people who decide to go it alone to do something they love doing. So it was...

Author: ColinBeales [MSFT] Date: 07/18/2013

Visual Studio 2012 and 2013 announcements from Build and TechEd

Over the past few weeks it’s been one of many exciting announcements across the Build and TechEd...

Author: ColinBeales [MSFT] Date: 07/03/2013

What’s New in Visual Studio 2012 Webinar

I’m co-presenting with Peter Shave from Testhouse on some of the latest features released for Visual...

Author: gdavi Date: 06/26/2013

Free One Day Scrum with Team Foundation Server Training 2012 Course

Our friends at our partner RippleRock are running a free one day hands-on training course on running...

Author: ColinBeales [MSFT] Date: 05/14/2013

Free Application Lifecycle Management in Visual Studio 2012 Events in Glasgow, Nottingham and Cardiff

I’m really pleased to be taking our popular Application Lifecycle Management with VS2012...

Author: ColinBeales [MSFT] Date: 04/22/2013

Certified ScrumMaster course with a free day on Scrum and TFS 2012

If you’re interested in gaining industry recognized accreditation and becoming a Certified...

Author: gdavi Date: 04/19/2013

Adding Completed Work to Task work items in the Scrum 2.x template (including Reporting)

An area that I am often asked about relates to the Scrum process template and in particular how the...

Author: ColinBeales [MSFT] Date: 04/17/2013

Free Online Developer Event - April 24th

On the 24th April we are hosting a development focussed day as part of our free online Tech Days...

Author: ColinBeales [MSFT] Date: 04/15/2013

Migrating from HP Test Tools to Visual Studio – 15th April, London

The Visual Studio testing tools are now in their second major iteration and many organisations are...

Author: gdavi Date: 03/25/2013

Meetup for Testers in London

For anyone interested in testing on the Microsoft platform you may well want to check out a Meetup...

Author: ColinBeales [MSFT] Date: 03/06/2013

DevWeek Conference (4th-8th March, London) – Save up to £100 off registration

My team will be presenting a couple of sessions at this years DevWeek conference (4th-8th March,...

Author: ColinBeales [MSFT] Date: 02/06/2013

Web based Test Hub in TFS Update2 (TFS2012.2) and Team Foundation Service

One of the new features coming in the next update wave for Team Foundation Server (TFS2012.2) and...

Author: ColinBeales [MSFT] Date: 02/05/2013

Recent ALM announcements (GIT Support, Update 2 Features and OData)

Wow, last week was quite a week for Visual Studio ALM with quite a few important announcements… GIT...

Author: ColinBeales [MSFT] Date: 02/04/2013

Upcoming Visual Studio 2012 ALM events coming to London, Reading and Edinburgh soon

My team are putting on some more Application Lifecycle Management events in February and March....

Author: ColinBeales [MSFT] Date: 01/28/2013

Adding additional states onto the Agile Task Board in TFS2012

The new Agile Task Board is an excellent way of working in a Sprint, visually keeping track of tasks...

Author: ColinBeales [MSFT] Date: 01/18/2013

Migrating TFS2010 Sprint Dates to TFS2012 Iteration Path based dates

TFS 2012 has improved the way that it handles iterations to allow data for iteration start and end...

Author: ColinBeales [MSFT] Date: 01/16/2013

Online Tech Days - What development content would you like to see?

After the success of the online Tech Days run last year we have decided to ensure this year’s...

Author: ColinBeales [MSFT] Date: 01/14/2013

MSDN Subscriber? Don't miss out on your free online training!

Microsoft has teamed with Pluralsight to create a custom 12-month training subscription for MSDN...

Author: rerwin Date: 12/07/2012

Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 Released

The first Update for Visual Studio 2012 and Team Foundation Server is now out. This includes new...

Author: gdavi Date: 11/27/2012

Multiple Teams with TFS 2012 & Visual Studio Scrum v2.0

RippleRock are one of our closest partners in the UK when it comes to facilitating Agile practices...

Author: rerwin Date: 11/21/2012

Visual Studio 2012 Page Inspector

The new Page Inspector in Visual Studio 2012 really helps with a common problem – where does...

Author: gdavi Date: 11/19/2012

The Windows 8 opportunity for developers. An interview with my Director.

This post draws on an interview with my Boss’ Boss, Anand Krishnan, and provides a good overview of...

Author: gdavi Date: 11/15/2012

Team Foundation Service is out of Preview and now released

Team Foundation Service is now released! Here’s my summary of the key links and information:...

Author: gdavi Date: 11/01/2012

How to persuade your management that you should upgrade to TFS 2012

You may have clearly identified the new capabilities that you’d like to use in TFS 2012, but if you...

Author: gdavi Date: 10/18/2012

Design Patterns UML Toolbox extension for Visual Studio 2012

I’ve just updated my Design Patterns UML Toolbox extension for Visual Studio 2012. I’d noticed that...

Author: gdavi Date: 10/07/2012

Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2012 Events: Reading, Edinburgh and London

We’re putting on some more Application Lifecycle Management events in October and November. These...

Author: gdavi Date: 10/04/2012

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