Internal Microsoft tool, eScrum, is available to the public…

We (the dev team behind Channel 9, Channel 10, Mix Online, and others)been doing scrum-ish development for a few sprints now, but we recently switched to using eScrum. This is a set of templates and tools for use with Team Foundation Server and it really rocks. There are few less-than-polished elements about the install and the web interface, but I’m glad they shipped it out for general use.

You can read a good summary of eScrum on the blog ‘A Developer’s Life’, which is also a good resource for lots of other Visual Studio related news.

Author: Duncan Mackenzie

I'm the Developer Lead for the Channel 9 team, formerly worked on MSDN as a developer, content strategist and author.

3 thoughts on “Internal Microsoft tool, eScrum, is available to the public…”

  1. Hello Duncan,
    I want you to help me with something in VB.NET. In windows apllication, can you refer me to a site or link where i can view sample codes on log in authentication into a database application? More like a log in custom authentication.

  2. ARRRGH why such a fuss about SCRUM, its an “Pile of Pants”

    The sprints are customer focused which sounds like a good idea, BUT developers are put under pressure to
    plan there coding routine for the sprint duration and have to work out where they will be in 30 day from now, and if it doesnt come off for what ever reason the developer is held to account and not the Scrum master. And As the sprints are customer focused, the customer usually has high expectations on what should be delivered without the technical insight to halt them?,,,
    So in summary… the Developer is not only developing but also project managing and being a customer laision less time is spent coding.. and sprint deadlines missed… hope that makes sense,,

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