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Now Available: Azure DevOps Server 2019 RC2

By All Posts, Application Lifecycle Management, Azure, DevOps, Team Foundation Server, Uncategorized, Visual Studio

If you are using Azure DevOps Server 2019 RC1 or a previous version of Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS), you can now upgrade to Azure DevOps Server 2019 RC2. Newly released from Microsoft this week, this new Release Candidate includes some new features to make your self-hosted Azure DevOps Server experience more streamlined for your team. With Azure DevOps Server 2019 RC2, you can now: Integrate your GitHub Enterprise repositories with your Azure boards Configure…

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Take the Microsoft DevOps Self-Assessment

By All Posts, Application Development, Application Lifecycle Management, DevOps, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio

Become a High-Performer with DevOps. High performers have multidisciplinary feature crews who pull from a common product-backlog, minimize work in process, and deliver work ready to deploy live at the end of each sprint.   Take this short Microsoft DevOps self-assessment to get tailored recommendations on how to improve your organizations ability to develop and deliver value to customers, pivot when necessary and beat competitors to market. Use the results of your self-assessment to optimize your…

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What is DevOps and Why Is It Important?

By Agile, All Posts, Application Lifecycle Management, DevOps, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 3 Comments

I’m sure there are hundreds of posts out there trying to define DevOps. What is DevOps, and why is it important? Here are my two cents: If you subscribe to the Lean software development way of thinking, you think about a pipeline of value that results in working software.  For example this might be:   Analysis -> Dev -> Test -> Deploy -> Monitor   As with any pipeline, there is likely a bottleneck somewhere…

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Imaginet’s Top 6 Favorite New Features of TFS 2017

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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:  …

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How Great ALM Practices Can Improve Your Bottom Line – PART 2

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In last month’s article How Great ALM Practices Can Improve Your Bottom Line – PART 1, we explored the financial benefits of adopting good ALM practices and how those practices improve your overall bottom line. We looked at two scenarios within a fictitious company called Vandelay Industries (again, nod to Seinfeld!), where the lack of good ALM practices resulted in misunderstood requirements and ill-fitted/obsolete processes. Now let’s look at a more serious scenario: the real…

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How Great ALM Practices Can Improve Your Bottom Line – PART 1

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If you already use ALM practices in areas of development, testing, and operations, your development teams have likely experienced multiple benefits. But can adopting a successful ALM strategy really help your bottom line?  Can it really reduce costs and help improve your profitability? The simple answer is yes! By adopting great ALM practices to manage your entire development project on a unified basis from requirements formation, all the way through operations and release, your organization…

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Moving Your Shared Components to the Next Level – Part 3

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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…

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Moving Your Shared Components to the Next Level – Part 2

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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. 20+ years | 1200+ satisfied customers | 2500+ successful engagements….

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Moving Your Shared Components to the Next Level – Part 1

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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…

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Mastering Your Deployment Pipeline (Part 1)

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  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…

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