Integrate Azure, Visual Studio Online and Office 365 with VSO Rest APIs.

With the just released Visual Studio Online Rest APIs you can do some wonderful things. For example: We create a solution to support project teams who use Azure for their development and test activities. Teams who use Visual Studio Online for their ALM infrastructure and Azure VMs for their Dev... [More]

The missing knowledge of testers in modern app development.

The game has changed for testers, they need to extend their basic testing skills when they want to stay valuable. As other team members, testers need to be a full member of the team with the current skill set this isn’t. While supporting teams for a long time in delivering software I noticed I’m al... [More]

DECK: Azure for Teams

More business value with fast and flexible teams. The deck I used (parts of it) at different conferences. Azure for software development teams from Clemens Reijnen Corresponding posts: Fast and Flexible. Fast and Flexible with Dev and Test Platforms as a Service. First meaningful ac... [More]

Things to think of when using Team Member IDE on Azure, networks.

Azure for Teams Having Team Member IDE’s on Azure provides create benefit for teams in moving fast and staying flexible. But there are still some items you have to think of when start adopting it, networks being connected is an important one: Network. You never ever develop or work in isola... [More]

Faster realization of business value, some thoughts on Models and CodeGen.

  Model driven development and code generation comes in many different forms, and all have the same promise: faster delivery of business value. Not every form has been even successful in realizing this promise. Where some have died silently in their own complexity, and some are standing still ... [More]

First meaningful activity.

Azure for Teams Waste When onboarding a developer the time between entering the team room and the first meaningful check-in, is waste. In the same category the time between a testers enters the team room the first meaningful test specification or test execution is waste. As everybody knows f... [More]

WinRT 8.1 Build Error … Task 'GenerateAppxSymbolPackage' failed. Could not find a part of the path …

Suddenly builds start to fail on a Win8.1 project, with the interesting message “Could not find a part of the path ”. C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft\VisualStudio\v12.0\AppxPackage\Microsoft.AppXPackage.Targets (1512): Task 'GenerateAppxSymbolPackage' failed. Could not find a part of the... [More]

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

cross post from 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 tea... [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... [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... [More]

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