Overview

A comprehensive guide to using Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2012

Team Foundation Server has become the leading Microsoft productivity tool for software management, and this book covers what developers need to know to use it effectively. Fully revised for the new features of TFS 2012, it provides developers and software project managers with step-by-step instructions and even assists those who are studying for the TFS 2012 certification exam. You'll find a broad overview of ...

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Professional Team Foundation Server 2012

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Overview

A comprehensive guide to using Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2012

Team Foundation Server has become the leading Microsoft productivity tool for software management, and this book covers what developers need to know to use it effectively. Fully revised for the new features of TFS 2012, it provides developers and software project managers with step-by-step instructions and even assists those who are studying for the TFS 2012 certification exam. You'll find a broad overview of TFS, thorough coverage of core functions, a look at extensibility options, and more, written by Microsoft insiders and MVPs.

  • An update of the leading Wrox book on Team Foundation Server, written by an expert team of Microsoft insiders and MVPs
  • Provides a broad overview of Team Foundation Server for developers, software project managers, testers, business analysts, and others wanting to learn how to use TFS
  • Offers administrators the necessary tools to efficiently monitor and manage the TFS environment
  • Covers core TFS functions including project management, work item tracking, version control, test case management, build automation, reporting, and how to write extensions for TFS 2012

Professional Team Foundation Server 2012 builds on the proven Wrox Professional formula to give you a solid background in this software management tool.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118604526
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/14/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 792
  • Sales rank: 399,202
  • File size: 39 MB
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Meet the Author

Ed Blankenship is the Microsoft Program Manager for the Lab Management scenarios for Team Foundation Server and the Visual Studio ALM product family. He was voted as Microsoft MVP of the Year for Visual Studio ALM & Team Foundation Server before joining Microsoft.

Martin Woodward is currently the Program Manager for the Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Cross-Platform Tools Team. Before joining Microsoft, he was voted Team System MVP of the Year, and has spoken about Team Foundation Server at events internationally.

Grant Holliday is a Senior Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft in Australia. Prior to this role, he spent three years in Redmond, Washington as a program manager in the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server product group.

Brian Keller is a Principal Technical Evangelist for Microsoft specializing in Visual Studio and application lifecycle management. He has presented at conferences all over the world and has managed several early adopter programs for emerging Microsoft technologies.

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION xxvii

PART I: GETTING STARTED

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCING TEAM FOUNDATION SERVER 2012 3

CHAPTER 2: PLANNING A DEPLOYMENT 13

CHAPTER 3: INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION 43

CHAPTER 4: CONNECTING TO TEAM FOUNDATION SERVER 59

PART II: VERSION CONTROL

CHAPTER 5: OVERVIEW OF VERSION CONTROL 83

CHAPTER 6: USING TEAM FOUNDATION VERSION CONTROL 95

CHAPTER 7: ENSURING CODE QUALITY 147

CHAPTER 8: MIGRATION FROM LEGACY

CHAPTER 9: BRANCHING AND MERGING 193

CHAPTER 10: COMMON VERSION CONTROL SCENARIOS 223

PART III: PROJECT MANAGEMENT

CHAPTER 11: INTRODUCING WORK-ITEM TRACKING 243

CHAPTER 12: CUSTOMIZING PROCESS TEMPLATES 273

CHAPTER 13: MANAGING TEAMS AND AGILE PLANNING TOOLS 311

CHAPTER 14: REPORTING AND SHAREPOINT DASHBOARDS 333

CHAPTER 15: PROJECT SERVER INTEGRATION 359

PART IV: TEAM FOUNDATION BUILD

CHAPTER 16: OVERVIEW OF BUILD AUTOMATION 373

CHAPTER 17: USING TEAM FOUNDATION BUILD 389

CHAPTER 18: CUSTOMIZING THE BUILD PROCESS 437

PART V: ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 19: INTRODUCTION TO TEAM FOUNDATION SERVER ADMINISTRATION 493

CHAPTER 20: SCALABILITY AND HIGH AVAILABILITY 525

CHAPTER 21: DISASTER RECOVERY 549

CHAPTER 22: SECURITY AND PRIVILEGES 575

CHAPTER 23: MONITORING SERVER HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE 599

CHAPTER 24: TESTING AND LAB MANAGEMENT 627

CHAPTER 25: UPGRADING FROM EARLIER VERSIONS 657

CHAPTER 26: WORKING WITH GEOGRAPHICALLY DISTRIBUTED TEAMS 675

CHAPTER 27: EXTENDING TEAM FOUNDATION SERVER 695

INDEX 725

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