Visual Studio 11 ALM Rangers Readiness Beta "Wave"; ALM Virtual Machine and Hands-on-Labs/Demo Scripts Updates Now Available!

Now that Visual Studio 11 Beta is available for download, which triggered a SIMultaneous-SHIPping event for the Visual Studio ALM Rangers. Visual Studio ALM Rangers deliver out of band solutions for missing features or guidance."Since their beginning over five years ago, the ALM Rangers have excelled at building bridges between Visual Studio and our customers. […]

Now that Visual Studio 11 Beta is available for download, which triggered a SIMultaneous-SHIPping event for the Visual Studio ALM Rangers. Visual Studio ALM Rangers deliver out of band solutions for missing features or guidance.

"Since their beginning over five years ago, the ALM Rangers have excelled at building bridges between Visual Studio and our customers. They started by working exclusively with Microsoft Consulting Services, but quickly expanded to include third-party contributors--including members of the Visual Studio Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) program. By using project contributors who are close to the "ground," the ALM Rangers ensure that their products are shaped by the realities of problems that our customers face every day, and they address those problems in a way that members of the product team are unable to do. Bridging that gap has resulted in some very popular and useful assets including Branching Guidance, Project Server Connector and the Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server Monitoring Management Pack, just to name a few."

Visual Studio 11 Beta ALM Rangers diagram

The Visual Studio 11 ALM Rangers Readiness Beta "Gig" solutions are now available for download from CodePlex.

Solutions

Visual Studio 11 Beta ALM Soltions

The following solutions will be available for Beta download in the near future:

Microsoft announced that the Visual Studio 11 ALM Virtual Machine has also been updated, along with all of the hands-on-labs and demo scripts.

Start your downloads here!

The Team Foundation Server Planning Guide delivers practical and scenario based guidance for the implementation of Team Foundation Server.

Microsoft on Channel9 published a series of five videos entitled "Visual Studio ALM Rangers Planning Guide", presenting a quick overview of the guidance, the artefacts and the team.

Here are the videos:

Video: Visual Studio 11 Beta with Jason Zander

Video: Introduction

Video: HOL Part 1: Server Planning

Video: HOL Part 2: Team Project Collection Planning

Video: HOL Part 3: Team Project Planning

Video: HOL Part 4: Teams Planning