- Series: Wrox Programmer to Programmer
- Paperback: 912 pages
- Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (May 19, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1118836340
- ISBN-13: 978-1118836347
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.9 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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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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About the Author
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
What I'd like, and what would be more helpful to me would be a Jefferson's Bible with Team Foundation Server 2013 content only. Those who are familiar with other products would be well served by a chapter outlining the differences without the extraneous digressions for those of us who are only interested in TFS 2013 in the main content of the book.
The book covers important topics such as Version Control, Project Management, Build, and Administration. There were some major features added to TFS since the 2012 version and this book covers them thoroughly. It is important to note that the book covers both TFS 2013 and Visual Studio Online so whether you’ll be covered with both options.
I found that the 7 chapters covering version, both with Team Foundation Version Control and Git were very thorough and well-thought. The authors take you through version control basics with centralized and distributed version control, talk about best practices working with heterogeneous teams, migration plans, branching models, and common scenarios. With Git being so new to many people that have been on TFS for a while, I found these chapters super valuable and full of great information and guidance.
Project Planning is another part of TFS that got a lot of changes in 2013 and that was also thoroughly covered, including changes to the backlogs, portfolio management, team rooms, and ways to customize your views.
Chapter 20 on Release Management has a very good introduction to the new Release Management feature added in 2013. You can write a whole book on this topic and the authors did a good job at condensing enough information into one chapter to help the reader understand the capabilities of Release Management and how to get started, including system requirements and server topology.
The final section on Administration (chapters 21 through 29) continues to be a must-read for anyone responsible for administering TFS. The authors cover scalability and disaster recovery scenarios and then move on to best practices around security and server monitoring.
This is a really big book, at over 800 pages and it’s full of great stuff. It is organized in a way that you can jump directly to the section or chapter that will help you answer your questions. This should definitely be the go-to book for anyone looking to sharpen their TFS skills or to have great reference material at their fingertips.
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