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Professional Team Foundation Server 2013

  • ID: 2708481
  • Book
  • July 2014
  • 912 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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

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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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


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


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


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


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


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Steven St. Jean
Damian Brady
Ed Blankenship
Martin Woodward
Grant Holliday
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