Effective TFVC branching strategies for DevOps

This post is based on the original article found in ALM Rangers GitHub.

This video is a hands-on based on the article Effective TFVC branching strategies for DevOps (link above), and it shows a good model for being used in TFVC when you want to implement CI/CD scenarios.

Articles about DevOps and Visual Studio Team Services


ALM Readiness Treasure Map–Sharing refactored

Hello everyone, as VS ALM Ranger I’m member of the ALM Treasure Map project, and I’ll show you the new sharing feature we have implemented.


Now we can share Text and Html content, for example, Text is used by Twitter app and Html is used by Email app. If other app uses some of those way of sharing, it will work as well.


Share charm bar after sharing feature is called

Sharing to email – it adds the picture and the whole project description

Sharing to Twitter – it adds the project name and the links related to it. It also ensure that the share will be done in less than 140 characters


How it’s done in the code? Simply like that:

Event raised when the content is requested by the share feature in Windows 8


Text content being set, for twitter sharing

Html content being set, for email sharing – htmlExample is a simple html string.


Also it was added sharing feature to share from the main tresure map screen and categories screen info about the app.


Sharing the main page

TFS Process Template Customization Guide – Iteration is Closed Down

Video published in Channel 9 – part of a series of Team Foundation Server Process Template Customization Guidance.

This is the first scenario, and you can find more:

For more information please check out:

TFSPreview – Incredible!

That’s a WOW thing that I just started using since I joined ALM Rangers Team. Tfs preview (http://tfspreview.com/) is a perfect way of using the newest TFS. It’s fast, it’s simple, it works.

You can subscribe to this website to receice a invitation code, when MS decide to open to more users (remember, it’s a preview yet).

It’s really amazing. Worths a look.

New Visual Studio Alm Ranger

Hello guys, now I’m here to announce that now I’m part of Visual Studio Alm Ranger team!

Alm Ranger team is a virtual team coordinated mainly by Microsoft employees, and develop some processes about VS Alm world.

My first project will be the Build Customization Guide, and it’s about to start. Hope to write soon more about it.