Ranger Flash – September 2014 brings guidance updates and reminds us of the news widget


image  You can find the latest flight plan snapshot at aka.ms/vsarFlightPlan vsarFlightPlan


TFS Upgrade Guidance v3.3 revision published, addressing typos and revisions to moving TFS Collections to TFS 2013 using TFS Config Attach guidance.

TFS on Azure (IAAS) Planning and Ops Guide v1.4.2 update published. The team added Azure Network Planning and revised the domain planning guidance.

Scaled Agile Framework: Using TFS to support epics, release trains, and multiple backlogs whitepaper delivers practical guidance and sample process templates for evaluation.


welcome our new associate rangers

The following Associate ALM Ranger who has joined us: David Jansen, Josh Garverick and Oscar Garcia Colon. Welcome and enjoy the adventure!

leading SAFe

The following ALM Rangers completed the in-house Leading SAFe / SAFe Agilist (SA) course and certification: Anisha Pindoria, Brian BlackmanChris Margraff, Clementino Mendonca, Edward FryHosam Kamel, James Waletzky, Jon Guerin, Joseph Abukhader, Marcus Fernandez, Richard Hundhausen, and Rob Jarratt. Congratulations!

interesting reads


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Richard Fennell will be presenting at DDD North 2014 on the topic: What is Desired State Configuration and how does it help me?

quick polls

We use our Yammer network to gather feedback using “quick polls”. Here are some interim results that may be of interest. If you have questions or feedback, please add a comment below.

?—> What is the most important channel for you to get a monthly status overview?


?—> What do you think about our latest ALM Ranger guidance solutions, such as DSC in vsardevops, vsarplanningguide, vsarupgradeguide, and vsarbranchingguide in terms of the new crisper and consistent style?


?—> What is your preference for the ALM Ranger shirt?


?—> What do you think about our latest ALM Ranger guidance solutions in terms of the new copy editing?


What made us laugh is that some Rangers actually asked for matching socks, ice hockey jersey, cuff links and knee pads on the shirt poll Smile


tell us about your success stories!

Are you aware of a success story in which the Visual Studio ALM Rangers and/or their solutions have accelerated the adoption of Visual Studio, unblocked an engagement and/or resulted in a happy user? See Tell us about your success stories for details.

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