Top 3 Scrum People Skills Myths

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As part of the on-going Scrum Myths series at, here are three myths related to people skills.  When I say people skills, I mean topics like emotional intelligence, emotional IQ, and person-to-person interactions. Myth #1: Scrum must be “huggy / feely” Word on the street is that Scrum has to be “huggy / feely”.  […]

Walkthrough: Entity Framework Core 1.1 with Migrations

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Here’s a walk-through on how to create a new solution that uses an ASP.NET Core project, an MSTest unit test project, and Entity Framework Core 1.1 (EFCore1.1).  I’m not sure if you’ve found this to be the case but I’ve been struggling with the documentation for a few days trying to figure out how to […]

Real World Scrum with TFS Slides from VSLive Orlando 2016

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As promised, here are the slides from my Real World Scrum with Team Foundation Server 2015 talk at VSLive Orlando 2016. Real World Scrum with Team Foundation Server 2015 & Visual Studio Team Services You’ve got Team Foundation Server 2015 and you’re looking to do Scrum.  Ok.  Great.  Now what does that mean?  What does […]

Feature Flags Slides & Code from VSLive Orlando 2016

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As promised, here are my slides and code from my feature flags session at VSLive Orlando 2016. Get Good at DevOps: Feature Flag Deployments with ASP.NET, WebAPI, & JavaScript Want to get good at DevOps but deployments are getting you down?  Is the code integration process just plain driving you crazy?  Well, maybe it’s time […]

Team Foundation Server 2017 Installation Guide

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[UPDATED February 27, 2017 — There’s a new version of the guide and I’ve updated the links in this post to point to the new version.] Well, you may have heard that Team Foundation Server 2017 (TFS2017) was released today. If you’re interested in installing it, here’s my TFS2017 install guide.  It’s ~80 pages of […]