Fast and Flexible with Dev and Test Platforms as a Service.

cross post from labs.sogeti.com Teams need to move fast, every action which results in wait time must be minimized to zero. Teams need to move flexible, context changes must be easy adoptable by the team and the system they realize. Two very clear, but hard to accomplish aims. One challenges teams face today in reaching these goals are the availability of environments. Development Environments Development environments are hard to setup with mostly big hardware requirements. For example setting up a SharePoint 2013 development machine requires a lot of knowledge and time on an very powerful machine. http://blah.winsmarts.com/2012-10-SharePoint_2013_Development_Machine_-_Now_Availa... [More]

Cloud Business App (LightSwitch SharePoint) development and test environments.

In Visual Studio 2013 RC there is a new template in the SharePoint / Office section, the Cloud Business App. A LightSwitch SharePoint Auto Hosted Solution. With this template you can create Apps with LightSwitch for O365 SharePoint, a powerful combination. Although LightSwitch development is that quick that it almost can be done by a single developer. But when the business requirements are getting bigger, team  development with decent development, test, acceptance and production environments are a must. when this is needed, there are a few things to pay attention to, one is actually due to the nature of development in SharePoint, developers have a Developer Site for debugging. Anothe... [More]

Different ways to work with SharePoint Lists in Visual Studio 2013 LightSwitch

When you have SharePoint Enabled in a LightSwitch solution you can work with SharePoint Lists in different ways. As a data source or ‘in App’ added as a list to the SharePoint project. The choice is yours what to use … below some different characteristics.   As a data source adding a SharePoint List as a data source. The list must exist on SharePoint. The list isn’t deployed together with the LightSwitch App. There is no connection with the LightSwitch Solution and the SharePoint List only by connection string. When you upgrade your LightSwitch solution you must not forget to update your list manually (when you made table changes) The SharePoint list ... [More]

2013 Application Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year.

Microsoft has a global award granted to Sogeti for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). Sogeti has received this award for its active contribution to the development of the Microsoft ALM platform, a complete set of tools for developing, testing and managing software.   Toine on stage … You can watch the full video from the WPC opening keynote here…     With four other awards Sogeti got during the ceremony in July, 2013 in Houston in the U.S it is the most awarded Microsoft partner. The five awards are part of the 44 awards that Microsoft gives to technology partners. “Sogeti is sincerely appreciative of the recognition we have received from Microsoft in each of t... [More]

Windows 8.1 camera feature: Photosynth

Just installed the windows 8.1 preview on my Surface RT … it is a must when you have a RT, really brings some additional value. one of these features is the Photosynth integration. (from: http://adsupnow.com/blog/2013/03/mobile-lessons-from-the-new-pope/) while it is always a kind of odd and funny when you see people taking pictures with the (low quality) tablets, the Photosynth features makes it really a nice activity. The Photosynth button. Taking pictures Stitching.. two view modes … use your finger and tile mode viewing (move your tablet around)   really nice… and don’t laugh at me when I’m taking standing with my surface above my head. side ti... [More]

Small Microsoft Test Manager Exploratory Test Tip for WinRT Apps: Action Log Sliced

A small but useful Microsoft Test Manager feature when executing an exploratory test on WinRT apps: Sliced Action Log. As an addition to the steps to reproduce, you can look at the sliced action log to investigate the bug. The extended action log can be found in the links tab of the Bug. The only property to set is the Diagnostic Adapter ‘Action log’.   Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Fast and Flexible.

Modern businesses need fast and flexible IT. Fast in the realization of systems to stay ahead of the competition. And flexible in the direction the system implementation goes to easily adopt innovations which can bring business benefit. Software dependencies A good practice for software development to stay fast and flexible is to take as less as possible dependencies. The well-known SOLID principles are a good example of this low-dependency practice to stay flexible. <<read on at labs.sogeti.com>>

Visuals Studio 2013 feature: Scrollbar Map Mode with Preview

A nice little VS2013 feature which can make your live easier… Scroll Bars map mode with preview.   the C# editor isn’t the only one which has it.   Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

8 / 8.1 Store Apps creation capabilities of Visual Studio 2012 and 2013 Preview

Good to know… Visual Studio 2012 on Windows 8 Platform –> 8 Store Apps creation capabilities Visual Studio 2012 on Windows 8.1 Platform –> 8 Store Apps creation capabilities Visual Studio 2013 Preview on Windows 8 Platform –> No Store Apps creation capabilities Visual Studio 2013 Preview on Windows 8.1 Platform –> 8.1 Store Apps creation capabilities * Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2013 Preview side by side on Windows 8.1 Platform –> 8 and 8.1 Store Apps creation capabilities * * With VS2013 Professional, Premium and Ultimate you can open and edit 8.0 Store Apps on Windows 8.1 Platform and retarget them to 8.1. If you're opening your solution in M... [More]

Team Collaboration

Although team members work in the same room, still I see many collaboration challenges. Many team members need an extra motivation to start working together. The Agile coach should explain and stimulate this. Trust, courage, openes are good drivers to start with.