Tag: source control

VisualStudio.com released to General Availability – Move your Source Control to the Cloud

Visual Studio Online is the fastest and easiest way yet to plan, build, and ship software across a variety of platforms. With Visual Studio Online, you can set up an environment for you or your team that includes everything from hosted Git repositories and project tracking tools, to continuous integration and an IDE, all packaged up in simple monthly plans. Get up and running in minutes on our cloud infrastructure without having to install or configure a single server.

Integrate with the Visual Studio platform to create your perfect development environment that you’ll love as much as your code. You can customize and extend the Visual Studio IDE or TFS using the comprehensive Visual Studio SDK, or connect with Visual Studio Online using our REST APIs.

Visual Studio Online:  http://www.visualstudio.com

Various TFS & Visual Studio Posts on my Blog:
CloudShare Explorer for Visual Studio 2012
Bing Code Search for C# – Visual Studio Extension
Visual Studio 2013 now available to MSDN Subscribers
Visual Studio 2012 or 2010 for SharePoint 2010 Development?
Visual Guide for Building Team Foundation Server 2012 Environments
PowerPoint Storyboarding with Visual Studio 2012
Rename Team Foundation Server 2010 Team Project
TFS Power Tools for Visual Studio
Cloud SharePoint for Developers : Office 365, Azure, Amazon AWS & CloudShare
Web Essentials 2012 – Visual Studio Extension
Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework new update is out
Syntax Formatting for PowerShell in Visual Studio 2010

GovDev for TFS 2010 – Agile Development for Government

Project Description
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 is the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft’s application lifecycle management solution. In addition to core features like source control, build automation and work-item tracking, TFS enables teams to align projects with industry processes such as Agile, Scrum and CMMi via the use of customable XML Process Templates.

Since 2005, TFS has been a welcomed addition to the Microsoft developer tool line-up by Government Agencies of all sizes and missions. However, many government development teams consistently struggle with leveraging an iterative development process all while providing the structure, visibility and status reporting that is required by many Government, waterfall-centric, project methodologies.

GovDev is an open source, TFS Process Template that combines the formality of CMMi/Waterfall with the flexibility of Agile/Iterative.


Traditional Agile Waterfall

Core Problem to Address
– Software planning & delivery is rigid and based on outdated Waterfall process.
– Software development teams desire Agile but planning & delivery framework does not match.

Secondary Problems to Address
-Due to Waterfall roots, reports such as “Requirements Traceability Matrix” are desired.
-Government projects highly leverage contractors and need new ways to measure work contribution.

The GovDev Process Workflow

The GovDev Methodology

Requirements Traceability Report

Requirements Traceability Report

Contributions by Team Member

Contributions by Team Member

Open Source – Download at http://govdevfortfs.codeplex.com
Built by Microsoft PubSec Developer Team (http://blogs.msdn.com/publicsector)
Built for TFS 2010; SP1
Comments and Questions: http://govdevfortfs.codeplex.com/workitem/list/basic
For Training & Support, contact CEI America: www.ceiamerica.com/solutions/microsoft.aspx