Featured Case Study
Outdoor Apparel Innovator Finds Perfect Fit for Cross-Platform Development Success
Columbia Sportswear maintained legacy applications that limited its ability to keep up with the pace of business innovation. Sales representatives found uploading orders painful. End users couldn't use mobile devices to tackle supply chain processes. To become more nimble in addressing the growing volume of software needs, the IT organization adopted Visual Studio 2012 and Team Foundation Server 2012, which has enabled it to work more effectively across teams and platforms.
Artisan Food-Delivery Website Satisfies Changing Tastes with Flexible Development
Artizone runs a growing online artisan food home-delivery service and relies on the Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate development system to continually improve its customers’ experience. Developers make daily code changes to the website, collaborating with other employees in an integrated, familiar environment while supporting agile development and application lifecycle management. As a result, Artizone is successfully expanding its market.
Financial Data Leader Shortens Time-to-Market, Increases Speed with Right Tools
CMA—a company that develops pricing solutions and financial data services—wanted to include a faster pricing mechanism in its multi-asset valuation products without sacrificing accuracy. The company used C++ Accelerated Massive Parallelism in Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 to quickly bring the functionality to market while speeding performance and maintaining accuracy. CMA gained a competitive advantage and helped clients address market changes.
Software Development Firm Banks on Visual Studio 2012
Global Kinetic recently started using Visual Studio 2012 and Team Foundation Server 2012 to develop a major project for a financial organization. These products enabled its developers to collaborate on the project easily and provided transparency to the client, which helped build trust and ensure the project stayed on track.
Hybrid Cloud Enabler Improves Time-to-Market for Multiple Products
Hybrid Decisions, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner (ISV), used Visual Studio 2012 and Team Foundation Server 2012 to improve its processes while updating its product lines to work with the latest versions of Microsoft products. It leveraged improvements to application lifecycle management as well as improved capabilities across the IDE to speed time-to-market by at least 12%.
Kaspersky Lab unifies the development platform with a help of Microsoft Team Foundation Server
Kaspersky Lab unifies the development platform with the help of Microsoft Team Foundation Server. To ensure the effective management of development and quality control software, Kaspersky Lab needed to implement a unified solution to replace multiple disparate tools and methodologies used by teams of developers and testers. The main advantage of the new platform - an automated pass-through routing within and between projects.
Hosted Solution Provider Builds Mobile Functionality with MVC 4
Paylocity wanted to add mobile functionality to its hosted payroll and human resources’ solutions while still maintaining a single code base. When it determined that ASP.NET MVC 4 provided a great method for doing this it decided to upgrade to Microsoft Visual Studio 2012. It also found that Visual Studio 2012 provided many additional capabilities that raised its developers’ productivity by several minutes per day.
Indonesia Tracks Health of 400,000 Pilgrims Annually with New Web-based Application
To improve the effectiveness of its Hajj health monitoring program, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia hired Microsoft partner Tigabelas to develop a web-based system to capture critical medical data efficiently and provide improved monitoring and reporting capabilities. Tigabelas used Visual Studio Ultimate 2012 and Team Foundation Server 2012 to develop the project within the short time-frame available to prepare for the 2012 Hajj. The application was live within three months and successfully captured the medical records of 390,000 participating pilgrims from Indonesia.
Shell Improves Development Processes By Standardizing on Team Foundation Server
Shell benefits from improved visibility and decision-making, sharing of best practices among teams to standardize development approaches, and improved security processes to protect Shell’s business investments. Based on the success of using the solution, Shell plans to migrate its applications to Team Foundation Server 2012 beginning in 2013.
Improved Application Lifecycle Management Tools Help IT Firm Speed Development
Sogeti piloted Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2012 for multiple projects and confirmed it meets all of its application lifecycle management system needs. Team Foundation Server 2012 makes it effortless for Sogeti to provide access to a single repository of project information for distributed teams. It also enhances testing and feedback collection capabilities resulting in improved customer satisfaction.
Xbox Live and SQL Hadoop Speed Service Updates with Automated Software Engineering
Microsoft is rapidly changing its business to focus on delivering software as a service in order to provide more value to its customers by providing rapid updates and ensuring a consistent user experience across devices. For its development teams this change in focus meant that new processes were needed to meet the shorter release cycles common to cloud-based services. Services teams from across the company led an effort to create a software engineering system for the company’s Build Deploy Test processes based on Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 and Systems Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012. The teams are now utilizing gated check-in, daily builds, and continuous integration to reduce their release times from months to weeks or even days.
Technology Services Company Improves Project Visibility with ALM Solution
Xerox Corporation has 450 developers in India who work on projects for clients based predominantly in the United States. This geographic distance sometimes caused a communication gap between the developers and their clients. Xerox deployed Team Foundation Server 2012 to provide its developers and clients with a solution that could store all project-related information and communications. All stakeholders now have a clear view of the projects, improving efficiency and results.
Xerox Improves Software Quality, Cuts Costs by Linking Development and Operations
Providing software linkage between development and IT operations teams is known in the industry as DevOps and both eliminates walls between these two organizations and delivers more agility to the business. The DevOps linkage between System Center and Team Foundation Server enables deep troubleshooting and provides greater efficiency between development and IT operations teams at Xerox.