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2 Simple Steps to Optimize DevOps

The CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, famously said that “every company is a software company.” When you’re looking to improve your organization’s ability to develop and deliver valuable software, pivot when necessary, and beat competitors to market, then you must plan smarter, collaborate better, and ship software faster than ever before. And to do this, you need solid DevOps best practices and tools within your organization. Here are two simple steps to take your DevOps…

Take the Microsoft DevOps Self-Assessment

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…

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:  …

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

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…

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

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…

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…

4 Reasons to Upgrade to Team Foundation Server 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 collaboration throughout your software development process. Here are just a…

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…

Save Time & Money by Improving Your Software Deployments with Microsoft Release Management

We’re going to show you… How to better meet the demand for more rapid software release cadences by making release cycles repeatable, visible, and more efficient. How to improve coordination and communication between development, operations and quality assurance. Learn how to expedite quality by creating reliable, repeatable automated deployments. How to effectively leverage Microsoft’s new Release Management tool to make all of this happen! ===== Imaginet is your trusted technology partner who turns your business…

Web Deploy Gets Even More Awesome – Profile Specific Transforms

I love Web Deploy. Whenever I’m helping teams that build web applications improve their ALM processes, invariable I end up moving them onto Web Deploy. Not only is it an easier and cleaner way to deploy, but you get the bonus of being able to manage configuration files (Web.config) in your project. Config as Code Maturing in ALM means that you need to head towards continuous deployment. You need to be able to deploy your…

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