Windows 8.1 camera feature: Photosynth

Just installed the windows 8.1 preview on my Surface RT … it is a must when you have a RT, really brings some additional value. one of these features is the Photosynth integration. (from: while it is always a kind of odd and funny when you see people taking pictures with the (low quality) tablets, the Photosynth features makes it really a nice activity. The Photosynth button. Taking pictures Stitching.. two view modes … use your finger and tile mode viewing (move your tablet around)   really nice… and don’t laugh at me when I’m taking standing with my surface above my head. side ti... [More]

Small Microsoft Test Manager Exploratory Test Tip for WinRT Apps: Action Log Sliced

A small but useful Microsoft Test Manager feature when executing an exploratory test on WinRT apps: Sliced Action Log. As an addition to the steps to reproduce, you can look at the sliced action log to investigate the bug. The extended action log can be found in the links tab of the Bug. The only property to set is the Diagnostic Adapter ‘Action log’.   Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="//";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Fast and Flexible.

Modern businesses need fast and flexible IT. Fast in the realization of systems to stay ahead of the competition. And flexible in the direction the system implementation goes to easily adopt innovations which can bring business benefit. Software dependencies A good practice for software development to stay fast and flexible is to take as less as possible dependencies. The well-known SOLID principles are a good example of this low-dependency practice to stay flexible. <<read on at>>

Visuals Studio 2013 feature: Scrollbar Map Mode with Preview

A nice little VS2013 feature which can make your live easier… Scroll Bars map mode with preview.   the C# editor isn’t the only one which has it.   Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="//";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

8 / 8.1 Store Apps creation capabilities of Visual Studio 2012 and 2013 Preview

Good to know… Visual Studio 2012 on Windows 8 Platform –> 8 Store Apps creation capabilities Visual Studio 2012 on Windows 8.1 Platform –> 8 Store Apps creation capabilities Visual Studio 2013 Preview on Windows 8 Platform –> No Store Apps creation capabilities Visual Studio 2013 Preview on Windows 8.1 Platform –> 8.1 Store Apps creation capabilities * Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2013 Preview side by side on Windows 8.1 Platform –> 8 and 8.1 Store Apps creation capabilities * * With VS2013 Professional, Premium and Ultimate you can open and edit 8.0 Store Apps on Windows 8.1 Platform and retarget them to 8.1. If you're opening your solution in M... [More]

Team Collaboration

Although team members work in the same room, still I see many collaboration challenges. Many team members need an extra motivation to start working together. The Agile coach should explain and stimulate this. Trust, courage, openes are good drivers to start with.

SkySight - a next generation cloud orchestration service

Capgemini announces SkySight -  a next generation cloud orchestration service.   Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of technology, consulting and outsourcing services, together with Sogeti, its local professional services unit, today announced a new cloud orchestration service called SkySight. Developed with support from Microsoft Corp., SkySight will enable a wide variety of enterprises from multi-nationals to SMEs to integrate, configure, provision and manage cloud-based application workloads using a Capgemini-developed orchestration service. more reading: Capgemini Announces SkySight - a Next Generation Cloud Orchestration Service   Tweet !function... [More]

A Product Owner read up.

A small reading covering the role of the Product Owner in agile teams. What does the theory says about the Product Owner’s role? The Product Owner is responsible for maximizing the value of the product and the work of the Development Team. How this is done may vary widely across organizations, Scrum Teams, and individuals. The Product Owner is the sole person responsible for managing the Product Backlog. Product Backlog management includes: · Clearly expressing Product Backlog items; Ordering the items in the Product Backlog to best achieve goals and missions; Ensuring the value of the work the Development Team performs; Ensuring that the Product Backlog is visible, transpar... [More]

Testing in one week sprints, hierarchy backlog items and test coverage.

One week sprints are great and bring big benefits to you team and product. The artifacts that are in your system will be; the backlog with nice small backlog. That small that they can be realized in the one week sprint. your sprint will contain a test plan for the sprint, with related product backlog items. Probably there also will be some additional test plans for other concerns/ risks. The regression test plan finally will contain a collection of test cases gathered from the sprint test plans and the additional test plans. And the customer will use a acceptance test plan for there work.   This works great. And, because the PBI’s with their corresponding test cases are tha... [More]

6 Testing with Visual Studio 2012 Agile TMap _ The QUALITY A-Z Roadshow

The QUALITY A-Z Roadshow: A full day overview, with demo’s and real world experiences of all the testing capabilities of Microsoft Visual Studio and needed testing practices. 1: Keynote: The Value of Quality 2: Test Planning 3: Test Specification and Execution 4: Test Controlling and Reporting 5: Test Infrastructure and Virtualization 6: Operations Integration 06 operations and feedback from Clemens Reijnen Feel free to ping me if you want to have these sessions delivered at your company.

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