[#TFS2013] Do you need a sample source code of TFS integration? You got it! TFS WordAddIn is OSS


I-m trying to getup and do some stuff while I’m dealing with a strange fever. So i just found that the ALM Rangers have released, the source code for the Word AddIn which works with TFS. The Homepage is on CodePlex, and here you will find some explanation about the project. It would nice to use GitHub (as other MS teams have been done) and in the part of recommendations that specify the version of WiX needed to compile the installer of the AddIn.

Otherwise thanks a project with a diagram of the layers to understand the internal structure, a little use of Unity to disengage a little and even Moq and tests to validate the correct evolution if you want to make changes.


Below I leave you a few details about the project and if I get bored, I do 4 changes for an idea I have for some time and that it can be useful!

Greetings @ Fever 40°

&El Bruno

Home: https://vsarword4tfs.codeplex.com/

Download: https://vsarword4tfs.codeplex.com/releases/view/166627

Source: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/willy-peter_schaub/archive/2014/12/03/team-foundation-server-word-add-in-goes-oss-as-a-sample.aspx

[#VS2013] Quieres un poco de source code ejemplo de integracion con TFS? Pues TFS WordAddIn es tu opcion


Menuda joya me he encontrado mientras revisaba posts y demás. Resulta que los ALM Rangers han liberado, a modo de ejemplo, el código fuente del AddIn para Word para trabajar con TFS. En la página principal de CodePlex, se explica donde poner sugerencias y como compilarlo. Aqui sería bueno comentar que usen GitHub (como vienen haciendo otros equipos de MS) y en la parte de recomendaciones, que especifiquen la versión de WiX necesaria para compilar el instalador del AddIn.

Por lo demás se agradece un proyecto con un diagrama de capas para comprender un poco la estructura interna, el uso de Unity para desacoplar un poco e inclusive Moq y tests para validar la correcta evolución si es que quieres hacer cambios.


Debajo dejo un par de datos sobre el proyecto y si me aburro, le hago 4 cambios para una idea que tengo desde hace tiempo y que puede ser útil !!!

Saludos @ 40º de fiebre

/El Bruno


Home: https://vsarword4tfs.codeplex.com/

Descarga: https://vsarword4tfs.codeplex.com/releases/view/166627

Fuente: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/willy-peter_schaub/archive/2014/12/03/team-foundation-server-word-add-in-goes-oss-as-a-sample.aspx

[#TFS2013] TFS 2013 Update 4 Release Candidate, #Bugs in the #Kanban board and suggestions for Visual Studio ALM for free



more than one year ago, I wrote a post where I mentioned how to modify the default configuration in TFS2012 to use the WI type Bug on a Kanban board. Eventually TFS 2013 was available and I’ve to update the story with a little tweak, when you upgrade a TP deom 2012 the changes were lost on the upgrade process, so it was time to write another post.

And now with the arrival of the update Team Foundation Server 2013 4 (by now in Release Candidate) I think I can close these posts since the functionality of working with BUGs on the boards comes out of the box 😉

A couple of days ago Brian Harry explained this in his blog, along with other updates for Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server included the Update 4 (in Release Candidate). The interesting thing about this feature is that he had more than 100 votes in the section of User Voice where everyone can suggest improvements and help with Microsoft ALM tools.

So now there are no excuses:

Do you know that you go in this link and propose changes and enhancements to Visual Studio and Team Foundation?

User Voice Visual Studio: http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio

Best regards

/El Bruno

Source: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2014/10/16/visual-studio-and-tfs-2013-4-update-4-release-candidate.aspx

[#ALM] Microsoft Virtual Academy + Visual Studio ALM Training = true!


Once in a while I get some mail, DM or similar where ask me some training materials for Visual Studio Alm MSDN is the primary resource, although clear, somewhat more guided always is appreciated. Here comes into play Microsoft Virtual Academy, an excellent site of virtual training. There are several courses that may be of interest inside MVA

  1. Applying ALM with Visual Studio 2012 Jumpstart
    1. This course focuses on the application of ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) or life cycle of applications delve into the processes that should be taken into account when developing with Visual Studio 2012. Iteracciones of software, its final value and the integration of operations and application development will be identified.
  2. Administering Visual Studio and TFS 2012 Exam Jumpstart
    1. In this course you will learn how to implement Team Foundation Server (TFS) within a work team and obtain their full potential in communication and tracking of tasks. Each module focuses on personnel responsible for performing the customization of the TFS infrastructure, also how to define the types of work items as well as their attributes to cover everything related to ALM within a project.
  3. Software Testing with Visual Studio 2012 Exam Jumpstart


An interesting detail is that the last 2 may serve as a good my basis for official certification exams Microsoft Alm.Then if you are still looking for also there is other related courses covering topics such as GIT, Testing, Kanban, Lean, etc.

Best regards

/El Bruno

[#ALM] Microsoft Virtual Academy + Visual Studio ALM Training = true !!!


cada tanto me llega algún correo, DM o similar donde me piden algunos materiales de training para Visual Studio ALM. MSDN es el recurso principal, aunque claro, algo más guiado siempre se agradece. Aquí entra en juego Microsoft Virtual Academy, un excelente sitio de training virtual. Dentro de MVA hay varios cursos que pueden ser de interes

  1. Applying ALM with Visual Studio 2012 Jumpstart
    1. Este curso se centra en la aplicación de ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) o ciclo de vida de las aplicaciones profundizando en los procesos que deben ser tenidos en cuenta al desarrollar con Visual Studio 2012. Se definirán iteracciones de software, su valor final y la integración de las operaciones y el desarrollo de aplicaciones.
  2. Administering Visual Studio and TFS 2012 Exam Jumpstart
    1. En este curso aprenderá cómo aplicar Team Foundation Server (TFS) dentro de un equipo de trabajo y obtener su máximo potencial en comunicación y seguimiento de tareas. Cada módulo está enfocado al personal que realiza la customización de la infraestructura TFS, también cómo puede definir los tipos de ítems de trabajo así como sus atributos para abarcar todo lo relacionado a ALM dentro de un proyecto.
  3. Software Testing with Visual Studio 2012 Exam Jumpstart


Un detalle interesante es que los 2 últimos pueden servir como una my buena base para los exámenes de certificación oficial de ALM de Microsoft. Luego si sigues buscando también hay otros cursos relacionados que cubren otros temas como GIT, Testing, Kanban, Lean, etc.


/El Bruno

[#ALM] Virtual Machines for #VS2013 and #TFS2013 updated!


once more the great Brian Keller has updated the Virtual Machines with which we can test every feature in Visual Studio 2013 and 2013 Team Foundation Server. These can be downloaded from the link below and in the 26-Nov update we can find:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard Evaluation
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2013
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
  • Microsoft Visio Professional 2013
  • Microsoft Release Management for Visual Studio 2013
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard
  • Sample users and data required to support hands-on-lab scripts which accompany this download and exercise 4 new ALM scenarios.

In addition to new Hand On Labs and the new Release Management.

Happy downloading Winking smile

Source: http://aka.ms/ALMVMs

Saludos @ Brussels

El Bruno

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