IT Consultancy

VSTS Migration

Microsoft announced a full-fidelity solution (public preview) to migrate your TFS on-premises databases to Visual Studio Team Services. Sparkles can help to migrate as smooth as possible to VSTS and avoid managing TFS on-premises in the future.


 

Remote ALM Office Hours

Have you ever been in the situation where you were faced with a blocking issue and you quickly need advice from an ALM expert in the field? Or you have an important question to ask and you don't want to hire a consultant to come on-site for a full day? Your team doesn't have the time and/or expertise to work on a custom solution? What about setting up a remote meeting for an hour with an expert and let's analyze your issues right away?!


 

Free awareness session

Schedule your free awareness session on some of the brand-new ALM features available with Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server / Visual Studio Team Services.


 

Application Lifecycle Management

Business and technical decision makers generally face a number of common issues with their IT and software initiatives.

Application Lifecycle Management is the coordination of development life-cycle activities, including requirements, modeling, development, testing, build and deployment (DevOps). It's important to enforce processes that span these activities and to report on the progress of the development cycle in total.

Team Foundation Server / VSTS

Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server is the best ALM solution in the market to deliver quality enterprise software in a controlled way. Whether you are a 5 person startup or a 1000 person enterprise, Team Foundation Server can help by making collaboration and communication easier than ever. You need excellent people in a software development team, but you also need the right tools and processes in place for your people to perform their work.

That’s where ALM and Team Foundation Server comes into play. It’s an integrated Application lifecycle Management (ALM) solution comprising tools, processes, and guidance to help everyone on the team improve their skills and work more effectively together.

Ready for Team Foundation Server 2017 or Visual Studio Team Servcies (VSTS)? The marketplace has matured and accepts ALM as a proven discipline for creating high quality applications in a reliable fashion. However, some existing solutions in the marketplace have not kept pace with the changing needs of technical people and the expanding inclusion of non-technical stakeholders as part of the lifecycle. The new release of Team Foundation Server will address the needs of all these stakeholders with a robust and streamlined solution.

Request now your free on-site awareness session on ALM with Team Foundation Server!

ALM Certified Assessments

After the recent partnership with Xpirit in July 2015 and the certification as a Microsoft Gold ALM Partner, Sparkles is now able to conduct Developer Tools Deployment Planning Services (DTDPS).

Read more about certified ALM assessments via the Microsoft ALM Gold Partnership with Xpirit.

Consultancy Services Sparkles

Successful team-based software development projects have many processes that must work together smoothly to ensure an efficient working environment. The core processes include Development, Test, Build, Deployment and Release.

Sparkles can and will help you to get the best results in your software development environment :

>> ALM/DevOps Assessments + Future ALM Roadmap
>> Team Foundation Server Setup and Migration
>> VSTS Migration scenarios
>> Branching & Merging Strategy
>> Version Control Best Practices
>> Customization and Extensibility
>> Release & Configuration Management
>> Adopting DevOps principles
>> Scrum adoption with Team Foundation Server
>> Build & Package Management
>> Test Planning & Test Execution with TFS
>> Build, Deploy & Test strategies

 

Since April 2009, I'm a Visual Studio ALM MVP in Belgium and strive to deliver high quality services for all my clients.

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