New SonarQube Tasks and SonarQube Endpoints in VSTS

As you may have noticed, the out-of-the-box tasks for SonarQube within the Task Catalog of Visual Studio Team Services are deprecated: That being said, they still work at the moment of writing, but it is adviced to replace them with the ones provided by the SonarQube extension created by SonarSource. You can locate it using … More New SonarQube Tasks and SonarQube Endpoints in VSTS

Visual Studio Team Services and Matrix Organizations

On September 21st I hosted a Webinar on Project planning using Visual Studio Team Services (in Dutch), you can find it here. During the Webinar I looked at the 5 levels of planning and how the functionality of Visual Studio Team Services (or its extensions) can be used for each individual level. One of the … More Visual Studio Team Services and Matrix Organizations

Product Backlog Item dependencies in Visual Studio Team Services

Last week a customer came up to me and asked if it were possible to show all dependencies for a certain Product Backlog Item (PBI) in Visual Studio Team Services. In this post I will show you how you can manage this by using the Visual Studio Team Services and its Marketplace. (This all applies … More Product Backlog Item dependencies in Visual Studio Team Services

ALM Report: Continuous Delivery Conference (CDC) 2015

Continuous Delivery (CD) is hot; as a matter of fact, it is so hot, it even has its own conference. All jokes aside, when trying to achieve CD, you will encounter some challenges and blockades during your CD journey along other approaches that (arguably) need to go hand-in-hand with CD. In this post you will … More ALM Report: Continuous Delivery Conference (CDC) 2015

ALM Long: Bringing your Story Mapping to life with SmartOffice4TFS.

The ability to show progress to your stakeholders has never been more crucial as today, the golden age of DevOps. Which features did we deliver to our customers, what are we currently working on and what will we work on in the future. Creating traceability and visibility are very important if you want to maintain a healthy way of … More ALM Long: Bringing your Story Mapping to life with SmartOffice4TFS.

ALM Long: Configuring TFS 2013 to analyze projects with SonarQube and third-party analyzers (StyleCop, ReSharper)

During the first half of 2015 the ALM Rangers released documentation which provides guidance on setting up SonarQube for .Net project, you can find that documentation here: https://github.com/SonarSource/sonar-.net-documentation/releases/download/1.2.1/SonarQube-Setup-Guide-For-Net-Users-v-1-2-1.pdf After that Jean-Marc Prieur wrote a pretty awesome blog a few months ago about analyzing .Net project with SonarQube and third-party analyzers. You can find the original … More ALM Long: Configuring TFS 2013 to analyze projects with SonarQube and third-party analyzers (StyleCop, ReSharper)

ALM Short: Change Default Target Location Release Management 2013/2015

The default target location for deployments within Release Management 2013 and 2015 is “C:\Windows\DtlDownloads”. In some cases (e.g. company regulations) this default location needs to be changed to a more suitable location. (e.g. a different drive). This is possible by adding (it is not present by default) the applicationpathroot to the configuration variables within the … More ALM Short: Change Default Target Location Release Management 2013/2015