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Professional Team Foundation Server 2012

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.

From the Back Cover
Learn to use TFS 2012 to effectively deliver software projects

Team Foundation Server is the core collaboration tool at the heart of Microsoft’s Application Lifecycle Management portfolio. Completely revised and updated to focus on TFS 2012, this book provides an in-depth look at how to use, adapt, and extend TFS to your advantage. It addresses the many changes that have taken place since the original TFS 2005 release and pays particular attention to the new functionality introduced since TFS 2010, including the new web-based agile project planning tools, and it details the fundamental changes to the centralized version control system. This book also provides full details on using the new Team Explorer experience, including working with the new My Work and Code Review functionality. Written by a hand-picked team of Microsoft insiders, this book arms you with the information you need to effectively manage and deliver software projects with TFS.

Professional Team Foundation Server 2012:

  • Walks you through planning, installing, and customizing your TFS deployment
  • Features a comprehensive overview of the new Local Workspaces feature in version control
  • Offers tips for effectively developing in parallel using branching and merging, and for ensuring code quality
  • Shares techniques for adopting and using work item tracking as well as customizing your process templates
  • Reviews how to automate and customize the build process
  • Details how to use TFS from Eclipse or from Linux and Mac as well as Visual Studio
  • Reviews administering a TFS environment including creating a back-up plan, handling disaster recovery, upgrading to TFS 2012, monitoring server health, and more

Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started
Chapter 1. Introducing Team Foundation Server 2012
Chapter 2. Planning a Deployment
Chapter 3. Installation and Configuration
Chapter 4. Connecting to Team Foundation Server

Part II: Version Control
Chapter 5. Overview of Version Control
Chapter 6. Using Team Foundation Version Control
Chapter 7. Ensuring Code Quality
Chapter 8. Migration from Legacy Version Control Systems
Chapter 9. Branching and Merging
Chapter 10. Common Version Control Scenarios

Part III: Project Management
Chapter 11. Introducing Work-Item Tracking
Chapter 12. Customizing Process Templates
Chapter 13. Managing Teams and Agile Planning Tools
Chapter 14. Reporting and SharePoint Dashboards
Chapter 15. Project Server Integration

Part IV: Team Foundation Build
Chapter 17. Using Team Foundation Build
Chapter 18. Customizing the Build Process

Part V: Administration
Chapter 19. Introduction to Team Foundation Server Administration
Chapter 20. Scalability and High Availability
Chapter 21. Disaster Recovery
Chapter 22. Security and Privileges
Chapter 23. Monitoring Server Health and Performance
Chapter 24. Testing and Lab Management
Chapter 25. Upgrading from Earlier Versions
Chapter 26. Working with Geographically Distributed Teams
Chapter 27. Extending Team Foundation Server

Book Details

  • Paperback: 792 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox (January 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118314093
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118314098
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