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NodeJS, Java and .NET Build Automation with VSTS (VSO, TFS)

Have you tried Visual Studio Online (or Visual Studio Team Services, as it is now called) for build automation? VSTS (TFS 2015) has a new and much powerful build engine than TFS 2013 and you can now configure build automation for NodeJS, Java, Android, XCode and .NET. The video recording below is a quick guide to configure Cross Platform Build ...

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Preview of new PBI Edit Dialog

Microsoft shows a new design preview for the Product Backlog Item edit dialog. As usual, Microsoft releases this in Visual Studio Online before it arrives in the on-premise version of the Team Foundation Server. So the software vendor engage users to give feedback on the changes. IMHO it was time to focus on this dialog since the user experience was not ...

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A ‘Hello World’ for VSO Extensions

So if you haven’t heard yet VSO Extensions are now in a private preview where you can sign up to get into the preview on extensions integration site. These extensions in the shortest sentence a supported way of doing customizations to VSO that will replace any of the “hacky” extensions that you may be playing around with at the moment ...

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Creating Iterations in VSO

This post is part of an overall Series on Visual Studio Online. Click on the gear icon in the top right corner of VSO             Then click on Iterations You should now see your Iterations for this Team Project From here you can add New child iterations to an existing iteration Set Iteration dates Move ...

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Connecting Test Manager to VSO

This post is part of an overall Series on Visual Studio Online. So for the developers we have connected Visual Studio to VSO but what about something for the QA guys. Well we all know that they spend a lot of time in Microsoft Test Manager so here’s how you connect MTM to VSO. Open Microsoft Test Manager.     ...

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Create a new VSO account

This post is part of an overall Series on Visual Studio Online. To get this series started we will start with the most basic of activities which is creating a new Visual Studio Online account. Navigate to http://www.visualstudio.com/ in your favorite browser.             Click Sign Up on the tile on the right You will then ...

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Connecting Visual Studio to VSO

This post is part of an overall Series on Visual Studio Online Part 3 of 31.                         Long Way After you have a new Team Project in VSO you would eventually want to connect your Visual Studio to it. Open Visual Studio Open Team Explorer by click View and ...

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