• .NET Testing & ALM

    Delivering Software Value

    January 16, 2012 Share
    What makes software valuable? Or, to be specific, when does software become valuable? To put it simply, software becomes valuable when the proper solution gets into the hands of the user. Software sitting on a developer’s computer, no matter how wonderfully it was designed or coded, doesn’t provide any value. Your development teams are hard at work developing the best software possible. They are employing many of the agile practices that have been developed over the past decade or so, including implementing a rapid feedback loop through increased collaboration, developing in small iterations, ensuring transparency, and responding to change. Including ...
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    2012 Roadmap Revealed: 6 Major Releases

    January 13, 2012 Share
    For the TeamPulse team, 2012 means “new frontiers” 2011 was a stellar year where we focused on delivering around our core product to help teams represent and manage requirements and plan and manage work. The later part of the year we really switched gears and started adding value on top of this core set of functionality by adding the Feedback Portal. Here is a summary of what we are planning on doing for 2012 based completely on customer demand: Deliver Every 2 Months Our customers have been asking for a LOT of features – and we don’t want them to ...
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    Need to have a Cross Project Perspective?

    December 27, 2011 Share
    Our customers have been asking us for some way to have visibility across a number of projects at the same time. We also think this is a great idea!!! For that reason, we’ve dedicated our next release (targeted toward the end of January 2012) to providing cross-project views to our customers. Before we started development, we really wanted to understand “who” would want such views – overwhelmingly, customers have told us that cross project views would be great for team members as well as roles such as the development manager, whose responsibility is to govern many projects at the same ...
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    Meet TeamPulse R3 2011: Forms authentication, role-based permission and more

    December 07, 2011 Share
    The final TeamPulse release for 2011 brings a number of highly anticipated features for people looking to add an extra level of security to their projects and those using Microsoft TFS. Some of the new features are: Role-based Permissions Roles-based security allows teams to define groups of users that have specific permissions and roles within TeamPulse. Teams will then have the ability to assign users to these groups to help them control who can do what within the application.   Forms-based Authentication With R3 2011 users that want to use TeamPulse outside of Windows Active Directory will be able to ...
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    Integrating with TeamPulse data (oData)

    December 06, 2011 Share
    Note: A Knowledge Base article exists with a link to the sample code used in this post. Note: A previous blog post was written with some basic information regarding TeamPulse integration. The 2011 R3 release of TeamPulse has brought several significant changes to the product, and chief among them from an integration standpoint are the inclusion of forms-based authentication and role-based permissions. These changes extend beyond the TeamPulse client interface right through the services below, which means that any requests to read or write data must be accompanied by a proper authentication cookie representing a user that has the required ...