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Java Development with VSTS – Available Now!Featured

Courtesy of our partner North West Cadence, a new VM dedicated to Java Development with VSTS is now available at 

This brand new virtual machine built on Ubuntu 14.04 comes preconfigured with all the software you require to run through the accompanying Hands-On-Labs. These labs will help you explore how the combination of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS),Eclipse and Team Explorer Everywhere allows you to leverage the Microsoft DevOps platform for Java development.
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Sachin September 6, 2016 Leave A Comment Permalink

Sachin June 16, 2016 4 Comments Permalink

ALM VM update for TFS and VS 2015

Great News! We have begun working on the ALM VM update for TFS and VS 2015. This will be update #2. We estimate to complete the update and make the VM and the Hands-on-Labs publicly available by the 2nd week of June.

If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions it would be great to hear from you.

Until then stay tuned!


Sachin April 19, 2016 5 Comments Permalink

ALM 2015 Labs now available on TechNet Virtual Labs

In case if you are new to TechNet Virtual labs, It is a quick and easy way to evaluate and test Microsoft’s newest products and technologies through virtual environments that do not require any complex setup or installation. You can use virtual labs online immediately for free :)

The ALM VM 2015 and the corresponding labs are now available on TechNet Virtual Labs which means you can try them from a browser or a windows client without having to worry about downloading the entire virtual machine. Browse all the available labs by filtering Job Role by Developer from the left side navigation on the home page. Enjoy!!

Sachin October 9, 2015 Leave A Comment Permalink

Availability of VS 2015 ALM VM

Well, the wait is finally over! – I am very pleased to announce the availability of Visual Studio ALM VM 2015. Updated with Visual Studio 2015 and Team Foundation Server 2015 , the VM and the corresponding Hands-on-Labs/Demo scripts are available now for download and ready for you to use!!

Please see the blog post below for the download links and to find out what’s new in the latest edition of the VM.

I would like to convey a special thanks to Brian Keller for guiding me through the process while transitioning the responsibilities of the ALM VM updates moving forward. I also want to thank Mike Gresley, Hosam Kamel and eDevTECH for helping with the hands-on-labs, and to Dylan Smith for allowing us to use his project on the VM.

Note: All earlier versions of the ALM VM and other VMs, for instance the Project Server – TFS Integration VM, will continue to be available for download from Brian Keller’s blog.

Please let me know if you have any feedback, comments or suggestions.

Sachin September 28, 2015 2 Comments Permalink

Visual Studio 2015 ALM Virtual Machine and Hands-on-Labs / Demo Scripts

The VM and the accompanying hands-on-labs are now updated to Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2015.  We have 26 hands-on-labs including 5 new titles, supplementing the 2015 VM that will help you get started with the ALM capabilities of Team Foundation Server 2015.

New Hands-on-Labs for Visual Studio ALM VM 2015:

Sachin September 28, 2015 35 Comments Permalink