A comprehensive guide to Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2013
Team Foundation Server has become the leading Microsoft productivity tool for software management, and this guide covers what developers need to know to use it effectively. Written by Microsoft insiders and MVPs, the book follows the tutorial style of Wrox s successful Professional guides. The 2013 release expands beyond the Microsoft developer community to include supporting iOS, MacOS, Android, and Java development. Offering a specific focus on the significant new features of the TFS 2013 release, the guide still provides step–by–step instructions for using TFS to manage and deliver software products in an enterprise.
Professional Team Foundation Server 2013:
- 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
- Gives TFS administrators the tools they need 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, and reporting
- Explains support for Git version control.
- Helps certification candidates prepare for the Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2013 certification exam
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PART I GETTING STARTED
CHAPTER 1 Introducing Visual Studio Online and Team Foundation Server 2013 3
CHAPTER 2 Planning a Deployment 13
CHAPTER 3 Installation and Configuration 45
CHAPTER 4 Connecting to Team Foundation Server 63
PART II VERSION CONTROL
CHAPTER 5 Overview of Version Control 87
CHAPTER 6 Using Centralized Team Foundation Version Control 101
CHAPTER 7 Distributed Version Control with Git and Team Foundation Server 167
CHAPTER 8 Version Control in Heterogeneous Teams 201
CHAPTER 9 Migration from Legacy Version Control Systems 227
CHAPTER 10 Branching and Merging 243
CHAPTER 11 Common Version Control Scenarios 281
PART III PROJECT MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 12 Introducing Work Item Tracking 303
CHAPTER 13 Customizing Process Templates 333
CHAPTER 14 Managing Teams and Agile Planning Tools 373
CHAPTER 15 Reporting and SharePoint Dashboards 401
CHAPTER 16 Project Server Integration 433
PART IV TEAM FOUNDATION BUILD
CHAPTER 17 Overview of Build Automation 447
CHAPTER 18 Using Team Foundation Build 465
CHAPTER 19 Customizing the Build Process 519
CHAPTER 20 Release Management 557
PART V ADMINISTRATION
CHAPTER 21 Introduction to Team Foundation Server Administration 587
CHAPTER 22 Scalability and High Availability 625
CHAPTER 23 Disaster Recovery 649
CHAPTER 24 Security and Privileges 673
CHAPTER 25 Monitoring Server Health and Performance 699
CHAPTER 26 Testing and Lab Management 725
CHAPTER 27 Upgrading Team Foundation Server 757
CHAPTER 28 Working with Geographically Distributed Teams 775
CHAPTER 29 Extending Team Foundation Server 795
Steven St. Jean is a Senior ALM Consultant with Microsoft s Premier Support for Developers team
Damian Brady is a Solution Architect and State Manager for SSW in Brisbane, Australia, specializing in application lifecycle management and ASP.NET development.
Ed Blankenship works at Microsoft as the Product Manager for Visual Studio Online, Team Foundation Server, and Application Lifecycle Management.
Martin Woodward is a Principal Program Manager on the Visual Studio team at Microsoft.
Grant Holliday is a Senior Service Engineer for Microsoft Visual Studio Online.
Edward Thomson is a Senior Software Development Engineer at Microsoft where he develops Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio tools with an emphasis on version control and Git libraries.