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First look at Visual Studio ALM 11

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If you want to know more about what’s coming in the next version of Visual Studio then here’s an event for you. I’m giving a presentation next week on what’s new in Visual Studio 11 with focus on the ALM tools and there are lots of interesting new capabilities coming, from storyboarding and feedback tools to improved version control and simplifications in lab management.

Register to the event here:

If you want to have a sneak-peek go to and download the beta!

Written by Mathias Olausson

April 10th, 2012 at 9:34 am

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ALM Rangers Visual Studio Lab Management Guide

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Today I’m happy to bring news about the beta release of the Visual Studio Lab Management guide, second edition. I’ve been working with this project since the beginning and this time around I’ve had the opportunity to lead the work for this release. It’s been great fun to work with an active product owner from the Lab Management product group and of course a committed and knowledgeable team!

This time around the focus has been around the new features coming in Visual Studio 11 Lab Management, the document has been revised to reflect that content. We have also spent a significant amount of time to add content to support the build-deploy-test workflow in TFS and Lab Management. This work includes

  • Guidance on lab process template customization
  • Guidance on how to implement a continuous integration process using lab management
  • Guidance on database deployment
  • Guidance on SharePoint deployment
  • Hands-on lab on Lab Management 11 Standard Environments
  • Custom Lab Activities (included in the TFS Build Extensions project)

Take a look at the beta release here: and give us feedback on things you like as well as things you’re missing!

Written by Mathias Olausson

March 6th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

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