#Humor – This happens when you don’t check #Slack in a while

Hi !

Slack users will know

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Regards

El Bruno

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#TFS – Goodbye to TFS Team Rooms

Hello!

I remember when I used Team Foundation Server Team Rooms for the first time. The idea was just great. I even wrote a post about this feature (link) and used Team Rooms for a long time.

 

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These days, everyone is a self-proclaimed expert on collaboration tools, I won’t get into this category however I need to recognize TFS Team Rooms has been quite behind in the collaboration tools race. There is no point of comparison with a large and popular tool as Slack, or even with one of the latest developments in the world Microsoft: Microsoft Teams. Visual Studio Team System now includes integration supports with Microsoft Teams (link).

And here arises one of the problems we see in the Microsoft ecosystem: the duplicity of tools for a common task. There are certain scenarios where we have 2 or more different ways to approach a single problem.

As well, a few days ago Microsoft ALM Team confirmed the decommissioning of Team Rooms in Team Services and TFS (link). Team Services will be the closure of functionality during the year 2017 and if you have TFS, TFS 2017 1 update will remove this functionality. The TFS team says, there are different alternatives and they are quite varied. It is time to choose one, and take advantage of it to the maximum.

 

 

The Team room is used both for a notification hub as well as for chat. TFS and Team Services already integrate with many other collaboration products including Microsoft Teams, Slack, HipChat, Campfire and Flowdock. You can also use Zapier to create your own integrations, or get very granular control over the notifications that show up.

And my personal thoughts on this.

Some people wrote “Microsoft is killing a product again!”, “What we do now?” and more. I have to admit that I never met a team that really hold his work in Team Rooms. IMHO I think is a good idea that the ALM team discard the source code of this functionality and focus their efforts on more productive tasks for the product and for the community. (In example, improve the integration of Visual Studio and Unity). Finally, if you are still disgruntled – angry about this, for sure you’ve never tried Slack or MS Teams, not only change is fabulous as a tool, but is also highly productive!

That Yes, I have already read and surely will read complaints in this regard.

Greetings @ Cordoba

El Bruno

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#TFS – Adios a TFS Team Rooms

Hola !

Recuerdo cuando probé por primera vez Team Rooms en Team Foundation Server, la idea me pareció simplemente genial. Inclusive escribí algún post al respecto (link) y las utilicé durante mucho tiempo.

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En estos días, donde todo el mundo habla y se autoproclama experto en herramientas de collaboración, hay que reconocer que TFS Team Rooms ha quedado bastante detrás en la carrera. No hay punto de comparación con un grande como Slack, o inclusive con una de las últimas novedades en el mundo Microsoft: Microsoft Teams. Inclusive Visual Studio Team System soporta una integración muy potente e interesante con Microsoft Teams (link).

Y aquí surge uno de los problemas que vemos en el ecosistema Microsoft: la duplicidad de herramientas. Hay determinados escenarios donde nos encontramos con 2 o más formas diferentes de enfocar un flujo de trabajo.

Pues bien, hace unos días el equipo de ALM de Microsoft confirmó el cierre definitivo de Team Rooms en Team Services y en TFS (link). En Team Services el cierre de la funcionalidad se dará durante el año 2017 y si tienes TFS, el update 1 de TFS 2017 eliminará esta funcionalidad.

Como bien comenta el equipo de TFS, hay diferentes alternativas y son bastante variadas. Es momento de elegir una, y sacar provecho de ella al máximo.

The Team room is used both for a notification hub as well as for chat. TFS and Team Services already integrate with many other collaboration products including Microsoft Teams, Slack, HipChat, Campfire and Flowdock. You can also use Zapier to create your own integrations, or get very granular control over the notifications that show up.

Y por último una opinión personal al respecto.

Si bien algunos comentarán “otra vez MS matando un producto!”, “y ahora que hacemos”, etc. Tengo que reconocer que nunca conocí un equipo que realmente sostente su trabajo en Team Rooms. Es mejor que el equipo de ALM descarte el código de esta funcionalidad y centre sus esfuerzos en tareas más productivas para el producto y para la comunidad. (Por ejemplo mejorar la integración con Unity). Y finalmente, si sigues mosqueado – enfadado al respecto, pues será que nunca has probado Slack o MS Teams, el cambio no solo es fabuloso a mejor, sino que además es altamente productivo!

Eso sí, ya he leído y seguramente leeré quejas al respecto.

Saludos @ Córdoba

El Bruno

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#VSTS – Now also integrated with #MicrosoftTeams

Hello!

Now it is already public: Microsoft Teams have been released! A few hours ago was the official presentation of this tool, which basically comes to compete against Slack. Personally I have to say that I use Slack out of work and I have been testing Microsoft Teams for some time at work. Each has its pros and cons. Microsoft Teams works better at enterprise level, thanks to the integration with all the Office 365 family products.

And today also made public the model of integration that will have with Visual Studio Team Services. In addition to the typical chat service on computers, tendrmos access to notifications of important events: for example when someone creates a Bug and we are assigned to the new Bug.

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Another detail interesting is the ability of to work with those boards Kanban within Microsoft Team. This is an INCREDIBLE PLUS in regards to collaboration.

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All model of integration and support for Microsoft Teams can be read from its entry into the Marketplace; and the same will be available starting from the 9 of November.

Note: Team Foundation Server on premises will not be supported for now.

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

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