My First MSDN Magazine Article on Visual Studio Online



I was very happy to see that my first article for the MSDN Magazine has appeared in this month’s edition!  If you have been hoping to get some more information, take a look at your magazine in the mail this month or it’s available in the digital edition as well below).  Let me know if you have any other questions in the meantime!

Introducing Visual Studio Online
by Ed Blankenship

Whether you’re part of a team or you’re a team of one, with Visual Studio Online you can easily plan, create, construct, build, test, and monitor seriously demanding applications, from anywhere. You don’t need a large infrastructure team, and you don’t need to touch a single server. As someone who has performed hundreds of Team Foundation Server (TFS) installations and upgrades as a consultant, I love how the drudgery of that kind of routine maintenance is now a thing of the past. Visual Studio Online is updated with the newest features automatically and continuously, so you can focus on what you need to do most: construct your applications!

I’m often asked, “Isn’t Visual Studio Online just TFS in the cloud?” The answer is yes and no…

Work Item Charts

Thanks a ton again to Andrew Clear and Cheryl Hammond for all of their help with the article!

 

Ed Blankenship



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