Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Architecture Guidance gets “thumbs up”

Today we have just published a new Visual Studio ALM Rangers solution, one of the last of the Visual Studio 2010 guidance focused projects.

The exciting new family member includes …

  • Visual Studio 2010 Architecture Tooling Guidance
    • Practical guidance for Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate, focused on modelling tools. These release includes common usage scenarios, hands on labs and lessons learnt from the community discussions. The scenarios include understanding and reverse engineering an existing solution or starting a new solution from scratch. These are both common challenges that any dev lead or architect faces. The intent is not to give you an in-depth tour of the product features, but to present you with examples that show how these tools can support you in real world scenarios, and to provide you with practical guidance and checklists. This guidance is focused on practical ways of effectively using Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate and other tools to create a new or revised design as part of application lifecycle management.
      The Rangers involved with this project are: Alan Wills (MSFT), Bijan Javidi (MSFT), Christof Sprenger (MSFT), Clemens Reijnen (MVP), Clementino de Mendonca (MVP), Edward Bakker (MVP), Francisco Xavier Fagas Albarracín (MVP), Marcel de Vries (MVP), Michael Lehman (MSFT), Randy Miller (MSFT), Tiago Pascoal (MVP), Willy-Peter Schaub (MSFT), Suhail Dutta (MSFT), David Trowbridge (MSFT), Hassan Fadili (MVP), Mathias Olausson (MVP), Rob Steel (MSFT) and Shawn Cicoria (MSFT).

Other imminent attractions …

  • Visual Studio 2010 Database Guidance
    • This project will provide guidance to help customers successfully adopt the new features introduced in the GDR and VS2010.  This guidance will go above and beyond the product documentation and will be based on real world best practices from expert customers and the Microsoft field.
      The Rangers involved with this project are: Barclay Hill (MSFT), Bijan Javidi (MSFT), Bob Leithiser (MSFT), Chris Burrows (MSFT), David Corbin (MVP), Jens Suessmeyer (MSFT), Larry Guger (MVP), LeRoy Tuttle (MSFT), Mathias Olausson(MVP), Pablo Rincon (MSFT), Rob Jarratt (MVP), Scott Sharpe (MSFT), Shishir Abhyanker (MSFT) and Willy-Peter Schaub (MSFT)

Other shipped nuggets …

The other solutions can be found on our Rangers MSDN solutions page, but for the sake of quick access, here is a list:

  • Dev10, Visual Studio 2010 Focused
  • Other
    • Operations Guidance for Team Foundation Server
      • You can manage your deployment of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server more effectively if you create your own operations plan. As you create your plan, you should understand key elements of the architecture of Team Foundation Server and how your deployment topology affects operations. This white paper explains those elements in detail, so that you can avoid common problems with your deployment.
    • Project Server 2007 VSTS Connector
      • The Visual Studio Team System Project Server 2007 Connector is designed to integrate the project management capabilities of VSTS with Project Server 2007. It's been developed by the Visual Studio Team System Rangers in response to significant customer demand for a connector solution.
    • Sharepoint Server Custom Application Development: Document Workflow Management Project
      • Read about the real-world design, construction, and deployment of a custom SharePoint Server 2007 application to a mid-market enterprise customer using Team Foundation Server as an ALM platform.
    • Solution and Authored Artifact Development Models for SharePoint Products and Technologies
      • Learn to reconcile differences between artifact development and assembly development by combining components into a single version control repository, such as Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server.
    • SQL Load Test
      • This tool takes a SQL Profiler trace file and generates a unit test that replays the same sequence of database calls found in the trace file. The unit test is designed to be used in a Visual Studio Load Test. The code generated is easily modifiable so that data variation can be introduced for the purpose of doing performance testing.
    • Team Foundation Server 2008 Branching Guide 2.0
      • Practical guidance around branching and merging with Team Foundation Server 2008. The package includes guidance, scenarios, Q&A's, drawings, labs and lab files. You can also download guidance for Team Foundation Server 2005.
    • TFS Integration Platform
    • Team Test Quick Reference Guide
      • Practical guidance for Visual Studio Team Test. One single PDF file that includes topic areas such as setup considerations, load test results store information, test customization, and more.
    • Using TFS to Develop Custom Sharepoint Products and Technologies Applications
      • Use Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server to support SharePoint application development, and provide an integrated development environment and single source code repository for process activities, integrated progress reporting, and team roles.
    • WCF Load Test
      • This tool takes a WCF trace file and a WCF client proxy, or a WCF interface contract, and generates a unit test that replays the same sequence of calls found in the trace file. The code generated is easily modifiable so that data variation can be introduced for the purpose of doing performance testing.