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Professional Team Foundation Server 1st Edition

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ISBN-10: 0471919306
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As the most important component of Microsoft's Visual Studio® 2005 Team System, Team Foundation Server is the central integration point that provides a collaborative environment for every member of a team, regardless of role. Since Team Foundation Server is so tightly interwoven with the rest of Team System, the authors have decided to present you with an invaluable resource that covers both, so that you may learn to set up and administer Team Foundation Server in order to effectively use the whole Team System toolset effectively.

Three Microsoft Team System MVPs cover how to plan a Team System deployment, complete a software project, and everything in between. They show you how to handle real-world challenges and tackle the tasks and scenarios that encompass the entire software development lifecycle.

What you will learn from this book

  • How to implement IT governance such as Sarbanes-Oxley
  • How to work with mixed environments (including Java and .NET)
  • How to set up the product for large distributed environments
  • How and why to take multiple lifecycles into consideration when deploying and using Team System
  • How to create custom development tools and administer and customize work items
  • How to monitor your team project metrics using SQL Server Reporting Services

Who this book is for

This book is for project managers, IT administrators, and anyone whose role consists of administering Team Foundation Server on a daily basis, running a software project, setting up users, or handling security.

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.

About the Author

Jean-Luc David works as a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft Canada. Prior to this role, he worked as a senior consultant, speaker, and author for Stormpixel Solutions based in Toronto, Canada. He has been writing code since the age of 12, and has been an ongoing active participant in user groups, online chats, and developer events. Most of his time is spent writing, creating courseware, speaking, and deploying Visual Studio 2005 Team System and .NET Framework 3.0 to companies in Canada and abroad.
Jean-Luc has been the lead author for several successful books including Professional Visual Studio 2005 Team System, Professional WinFX Beta, and Professional Javascript, 2nd edition, all published by Wrox Press. You can reach Jean-Luc at support@stormpixel.com or through his blog at http:// teamsystemrocks.com/blogs/jldavid/.

Mickey Gousset is a current Microsoft Team System Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and works as a consultant for Notion Solutions, Inc., a company that focuses on helping clients adopt and use Microsoft Visual Studio Team System. He also runs the Team System Rocks! Web site (www.teamsystemrocks .com) and holds the position of Web master for the Memphis .NET User Group. Mickey holds B.S. degrees in both Physics and Computer Science from Mississippi State University, and also has the distinction of being in the first graduating class from the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, a specialized high school.

Erik Gunvaldson is a technology development manager within Microsoft’s Enterprise Partner Group, focused on driving Software Factories with Microsoft’s global partners. Prior to this role, Erik was a Microsoft Technical Evangelist, where he managed Microsoft’s Technology Adoption Program (TAP) for Visual Studio 2005 Team System. Other roles that Erik’s enjoyed at Microsoft include managing the development of Microsoft’s Natural Language SDK and the Enterprise Knowledge Management program for application development. Before coming to Microsoft nine years ago, Erik was a software architect at large mutual funds company and a C++/Unix developer and team manager at a telecommunications company.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (November 20, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471919306
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471919308
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,081,137 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Guy Barrette on February 20, 2007
Format: Paperback
Team Foundation Server (TFS) is a new Microsoft product designed to help development teams better manage the software development cycle. It is a huge product, just installing and configuring it is a big task because you need to deal with Windows SharePoint Services, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server Reporting Services, a data warehouse, a build server, a proxy server and of course, TFS itself. Where do you start? How do you plan such a large deployment inside your company? How the decisions that you take right now will affect you in the future?

Professional Team Foundation Server is a book that will help smooth out the installation process and help you better understand the beast that is TFS. The target audience is not the average developer; in fact, the book targets a few roles: the lead developer, the IT administrator or the person responsible to install and maintain TFS, the project manager.

Part one covers the TFS installation, how to plan for it and the maintenance so it's IT focused. Part two covers how to create projects and what process template to select so it's project management focused. Part three covers how to extend and customize TFS so it's more developer focused and lastly, part four covers management.

I was very impressed by the quality of the information presented in this book. Two of the authors are Team System MVPs so they know their stuff. You'll find lots of hard to find tips; the kind of tips you would have liked to know before doing the install. It is an invaluable book and it should be mandatory reading for anyone wanting to install, configure, support, extend and manage TFS. It is a great reference book that will help smooth out any TFS installation. High praises of Professional Team Foundation Server.
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There are a lot of books on Microsoft's Studio Team System that are written from the standpoint of the developer involved with a team development project. These books seem to be lacking the first forty pages or so. That is, they don't explain just what it is that you are trying to do, how to set up a development team, how to administer the Team System software.

It turns out that there's a lot more than forty pages in this book, but it covers exactly those points. The book is specifically aimed at project managers, administrators, and IT professionals who are charged with implementing a project.

Part one of the book covers planning and implementation of the Team System software and of the project itself. This of course includes working with security and the foundation for server backup and recovery.

The second and third parts of the book is the creation of the project itself and the customization of the Team Software system to fit your particular project.

The last section includes management of the project from initial steps through completing the project and performing a postmortem as preparation for the next one.
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This book help me to solve several problems in my company. I recommend.
Fabio Camara
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I bought this book in order to learn how to use VS in a TFS environment. I soon relized that this book was not for me. As it says on the back of the book; The book is for project managers, IT administrators etc.
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