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If you haven’t already, I would strongly recommend getting started with the great guidance documents produced by the Visual Studio ALM rangers.

Project Name

Description

Release / Updated

Applicable to

Link

Visual Studio & Team Foundation Server VM Factory
Prescriptive guidance for virtualization of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server, and automation of virtual machine creation, installation and configuration, enabling users to adopt and use virtualized environments quickly.
Stable - Aug 14 2012 Visual Studio 2012
Visual Studio 2010
http://vsarvmfactory.codeplex.com/
Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Upgrade Guide How to deal with potential issues after upgrading to Team Foundation Server with special focus on process template, Reports, and Enhanced TFS Management.  
Beta - Aug 14 2012 Visual Studio 2012
Visual Studio 2010
http://vsarupgradeguide.codeplex.com/
Visual Studio Architecture Tooling Guide

Visual Studio ALM Rangers practical guidance for Visual Studio architecture tooling, which is focused on modelling tools. This release includes common usage scenarios, hands on labs, and lessons learnt from the community discussions.
Stable - Aug 14 2012 Visual Studio 2012
Visual Studio 2010
http://vsararchitectguide.codeplex.com/
Visual Studio Lab Management Guide

This Visual Studio ALM Ranger project has the primary goal of delivering scenario based and hands-on guidance for the planning, setup, configuration and usage of Visual Studio Lab Management, backed by custom VM Template automation for reference environments.
Stable - Aug 14 2012 Visual Studio 2012
Visual Studio 2010
http://vsarlabman.codeplex.com/
Team Foundation Build Customization Guide
Visual Studio ALM Rangers scenario based and hands-on guidance for the customization and deployment of Team Foundation Build activities such as versioning, code signing, branching.
Stable - Aug 14 2012 Visual Studio 2012
Visual Studio 2010
http://vsarbuildguide.codeplex.com/
Visual Studio Test Tooling Guidance
Visual Studio ALM Rangers practical and scenario based guidance for test tooling, such as CodedUI and MTM.
Stable - Aug 14 2012 Visual Studio 2012 http://vsartesttoolingguide.codeplex.com/
Practical Kanban Guidance
Visual Studio ALM Rangers practical and scenario based guidance for the use of Kanban in Team Foundation Server.
Stable - Aug 14 2012 Visual Studio 2012 http://vsarkanbanguide.codeplex.com/
Team Foundation Server Process Template Customization Guidance
Visual Studio ALM Rangers practical and scenario based guidance for Work Item Tracking (WIT) and Process Template customizations.
Stable - Aug 14 2012 Visual Studio 2012 http://vsartfsptguide.codeplex.com/
Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Planning Guide
Visual Studio ALM Rangers practical and scenario based guidance for the implementation of Team Foundation Server. We guide you through the decisions whether to have one or more servers, collections, projects or teams.
Stable - Aug 14 2012 Visual Studio 2012 http://vsarplanningguide.codeplex.com
ALM Assessment Guidance
Use the ALM Assessment to evaluate where your organization stands in case of ALM Best Practices by using the assessment questions and qualitative discussions.
Stable - Aug 14 2012 Visual Studio 2012 http://vsaralmassessment.codeplex.com/
Visual Studio Coded UI Microsoft Word Add-In
Visual Studio ALM Rangers tooling and guidance for the Visual Studio Coded UI Microsoft Word Add-in, which extends the Coded UI feature support to Microsoft Word documents.
Stable - Jul 18 2012 Visual Studio 2012
Visual Studio 2010
http://vsarcodeduiword.codeplex.com/
Community TFS Team Tools Community TFS Team Tools is a community project based on the example code from ALM Rangers - Quick Response Sample Command line utility to manage TFS Teams
Stable - Jun 28 2012 Visual Studio 2012 http://tfsteamtools.codeplex.com/
Supporting Guidance and Whitepapers
This Visual Studio ALM Rangers project delivers research whitepapers and practical guidance for Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server, which have and are being created as part and in support of ALM Ranger solutions.
Beta - Jun 28 2012 Visual Studio 2012
Visual Studio 2010
http://vsarguidance.codeplex.com/
Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Branching and Merging Guide
The purpose of this project is to build some insightful and practical guidance around branching and merging with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server by the Visual Studio ALM Rangers . The new release focuses on Hands on Labs and includes lots of lessons learnt from the community.
Stable - Jun 27 2012 Visual Studio 2012
Visual Studio 2010
(English, Spanish, German, Japanese)
http://vsarbranchingguide.codeplex.com/
Visual Studio ALM Quick Reference Guide
The Visual Studio ALM Guidance is a library of compact how-tos for Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Visual Studio for ALM experts who have no time and would like to get to the point.
Stable - Jun 27 2012 Visual Studio 2012
Visual Studio 2010
(English, Japanese, Spanish)
http://vsarquickguide.codeplex.com/
Test Release Management Guidance
Visual Studio ALM Ranger scenario based and hands-on guidance for managing your Microsoft Test Manager test plans, test cases and shared steps when going to the next sprint, next release and when working with multiple code branches.
Beta - May 31 2012 Visual Studio 2012 http://vsartestreleaseguide.codeplex.com/
TFS Integration Platform
The TFS Integration Platform enables developers to build tools that integrate other systems with TFS. Building one way and bidirectional tools for VC and WIT is much simpler with this platform, as most of the TFS interaction and migration/sync actions are provided for you.
Stable - Mar 16 2012 - http://tfsintegration.codeplex.com/
Visual Studio Performance Testing Quick Reference Guide
A quick reference guide to help with performance testing aspects of Visual Studio Stable - Jun 20 2011 Visual Studio 2010 http://vsptqrg.codeplex.com/
WCF Load Test
This tool takes a WCF trace file and a WCF client proxy, or a WCF interface contract, and generates a C# unit test that replays the same sequence of calls found in the trace file. The unit test can then be used to load-test the target.
Beta - Nov 29 2010 Visual Studio 2010 http://wcfloadtest.codeplex.com/
Visual Studio Database Guidance
Practical guidance for Visual Studio 2010 Database projects which is focused on Solution and Project Management, Source Control and CM, Integrating External Changes with the Project System, Build and Deploy Automation with Database Projects, Database Testing and Deployment.
Stable - Aug 12 2010 Visual Studio 2010 http://vsdatabaseguide.codeplex.com/
Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Requirements Engineering Guidance
Visual Studio ALM Rangers Requirements Engineering Guidance, showing the best you can do with our current tooling to support Requirements Management best practices.
Stable - Jan 14 2010 Visual Studio 2010 http://vsartfsreguide.codeplex.com/

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