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Application Lifecycle Management

Imaginet’s Top 6 Favorite New Features of TFS 2017

Imaginet’s Top 6 Favorite New Features of TFS 2017 With the recent release of Visual Studio 2017, now is a great time to upgrade your Team Foundation Server (TFS) to 2017! This new release is jam-packed with over 25 new features and fixes that help your team develop software better by improving communication and collaboration throughout your software development process. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider upgrading to TFS 2017:  ...

Moving Your Shared Components to the Next Level – Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 of Moving Your Shared Components to the Next Level! In this final video, we will conclude our series by exploring how we can build our components with Microsoft Visual Studio Team Build and push them to an internal shared component repository for future reuse. — Imaginet is your trusted technology partner who turns your business innovation ideas into reality. 18+ years | 1100+ satisfied customers | 2500+ successful engagements. Located in…

Moving Your Shared Components to the Next Level – Part 2

In Part 1 of this video series, we explored several possibilities for overcoming the difficulties with managing shared components and discussed some Imaginet best practices to follow. In Part 2 of this video series, Imaginet’s software innovation experts explore how to create your own Nuget packages for managing your shared components. — Imaginet is your trusted technology partner who turns your business innovation ideas into reality. 18+ years | 1100+ satisfied customers | 2500+ successful engagements….

Moving Your Shared Components to the Next Level – Part 1

Do you experience software development “hell” trying to manage your DLLs and other shared components? In Part 1 of this video series, Imaginet’s software innovation experts explore several possibilities for overcoming the difficulties with managing shared components and discuss some best practices to follow. — Imaginet is your trusted technology partner who turns your business innovation ideas into reality. 18+ years | 1100+ satisfied customers | 2500+ successful engagements. Located in Dallas (Irving), Winnipeg, and…

Mastering Your Deployment Pipeline (Part 1)

  Imaginet Blog Series — Part 1 Mastering Your Deployment Pipeline     Most users of your application will never see the requirements or read notes from your sprint retrospectives. But something they will appreciate – or condemn – is your team’s ability to deploy an update to the mission critical software they use on a daily basis. Can you initiate and finalize a deployment in a small window of time? Can you do it…

Imaginet Achieves Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform Competency – What Does this Mean For You?

  Imaginet has achieved the Gold Cloud Platform Competency from Microsoft! This is Microsoft’s highest level of Cloud Platform competency and means that Imaginet has made a commitment with deep investments in people and resources across pivotal areas: cloud technologies, security, privacy, compliance, and reliability.   What does this mean for you? With Imaginet’s Azure Cloud Platform approach, our customers get all the benefits of scale, speed, and agility while still protecting existing investments. This…

Microsoft O365 has Touched Down in Canada — Are You Ready?

On May 10, 2016, Microsoft announced the general availability of a new Office 365 datacenter region in Canada. This new datacenter region adds in-country data residency, failover, and disaster recovery for core customer data at rest to customers in Canada. Microsoft states, “This new datacenter region is comprised of two geographically distributed datacenters located in Toronto and Quebec City. Providing data residency for customers in Canada will accelerate the growth and potential of Canadian industries…

Tips and Tricks from the Imaginet Experts

Get ready for some fantastic tips, tricks, and best practices from our resident Imaginet software innovation experts! From SharePoint advice to Visual Studio, TFS, and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) best practices to lessons learned on Custom Application Development projects, we have a lot of great advice to share to get your new year started on the right foot. In this article, we will share 6 tips and tricks from our Imaginet experts, with more to come in future…

Tech Corner: A Focus On Release Management

As a leading provider of ALM services, Imaginet always turns to the Visual Studio ALM toolset when helping our customers. In this Tech Corner video, we will take a deeper look at Visual Studio Release Management and how it can help deliver continuous value in your organization. — Imaginet is your trusted technology partner who turns your business innovation ideas into reality. 18+ years | 1100+ satisfied customers | 2500+ successful engagements. Located in Dallas…

4 Reasons to Upgrade to Team Foundation Server 2015

4 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2015 As the new year kicks off, now is a great time to upgrade your Visual Studio Team Foundation Server to 2015 (with Update 1) and have it ready for 2016 ahead.   Why Upgrade to Team Foundation Server 2015? This new release of Team Foundation Server 2015 is jam-packed with over 25 new features and fixes that help your team develop software better by improving communication and…

TFS 2015 is here! Schedule Your Upgrade TODAY!

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 RTM (Release to Manufacturing) is now available! This is the newest version of Team Foundation Server (TFS), the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft’s application lifecycle management (ALM) solution.   Why Upgrade to TFS 2015? This new release of Team Foundation Server 2015 is jam-packed with over 25 new features and fixes that help your team develop software better by improving communication and collaboration throughout your software development…

The Trappings of Not Using View Models (Part 2)

The Trappings of Not Using View Models (Part 2) In the first part of this article, we looked at how using an enumerable as our strongly-typed model on a view can end up causing us some headaches. The example, a list of Person, further compounded the problem because the Person is likely an entity that is part of our database. At first glance, it doesn’t seem too bad, and again in many online samples and…

NOW AVAILABLE! Imaginet Timesheet for Microsoft TFS and VS Online 2015!

Imaginet is very proud to announce the newest release of Imaginet Timesheet for both Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2015 and Microsoft Visual Studio (VS) Online 2015.  With Imaginet Timesheet, you can improve visibility and maximize your team’s productivity by having a simple way to track and report team hours against Team Foundation Server work items. For full details and download information, please visit: http://www.imaginet.com/imaginet-timesheet-for-tfs/. What’s New in this Release Not only is the new release of…

Imaginet MiniCast: Grand Tour of Microsoft Release Management

Watch this short Imaginet MiniCast to take a grand tour of Microsoft Release Management for Visual Studio and learn how to deliver continuous value in your organization. Imaginet is the global leader in Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management Visual Studio services and recently recognized as Microsoft Partner of the Year for our outstanding solutions in ALM. With over 650 successful ALM customers and over 1800 successful ALM engagements, we have a proven track record and a reputation…

Imaginet MiniCast: How to Add Pre and Post Build Scripts

Watch this short Imaginet MiniCast to learn how to add pre and post build scripts to your automated build definition in Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) in order to improve build quality and optimize your overall application lifecycle. Imaginet is the global leader in Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management Visual Studio services and recently recognized as Microsoft Partner of the Year for our outstanding solutions in ALM. With over 650 successful ALM customers and over 1800 successful…

Microsoft Cloud to Touchdown in Canada — Are You Ready?

Microsoft to Touchdown in Canada — Are You Ready? On June 2, 2015, Microsoft’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Kevin Turner, announced Microsoft Corporation’s plans to deliver locally hosted Microsoft Cloud services — Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online — from Canada. Microsoft will build two data centers in Canada as it expands its global cloud computing services. There is no better time for Canadians to take advantage of the Cloud than with this expansion. It will…

Imaginet MiniCast: How to Create Builds with Team Build

Watch this short Imaginet MiniCast to learn how to create an automated build with Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) & Team Build in order to gain efficiencies and optimize your application lifecycle. Imaginet is the global leader in Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management Visual Studio services and recently recognized as Microsoft Partner of the Year for our outstanding solutions in ALM. With over 650 successful ALM customers and over 1800 successful ALM engagements, we have a proven…

The Trappings of Not Using View Models (Part 1)

The Trappings of Not Using View Models (Part 1) While there will forever be a debate over the fruitfulness of using view models in MVC applications, chances are that an application of a reasonable size will end up requiring them. I don’t like to state this as a solid requirement, but I will present two good cases as to why you should almost always start with them.   Enumerable Models in Your Views If you…

Mastering Your Deployment Pipeline (Part 5) 

  Imaginet Blog Series — Part 5 Mastering Your Deployment Pipeline     Timeline Impacts Perhaps one of the greatest opponents of automated deployment is the perceived impact on timelines that many developers and managers have of the process.  Indeed, stopping the project to learn new software or changing the way you approach deployment can seem daunting in the face of the unknown. But let’s not discount the positive impacts that this can have as…

Mastering Your Deployment Pipeline (Part 4) 

  Imaginet Blog Series — Part 4 Mastering Your Deployment Pipeline     An experienced development team would never forego security measures, architecture considerations, or database design on even a short-running project, but the ability to remain agile in deployment is often the first thing to go. Let’s have another look at some of the points we presented in Part 1 that were listed as challenges for teams on smaller projects to overcome. Counter Points…