Learn how to customize various TFS features using Packt’s new book and eBook

May 2014 | Enterprise

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Team Foundation Server 2013 Customization. Taking a tutorial based approach, this book focuses on the practical customization of key features of the Team Foundation Server for collaborative enterprise software projects. This book is also available in all the popular formats including Amazon, Kindle, e-pub and PDF.

About the Author:

Gordon Beeming has been a software developer for a little over five years. He has also gained strong experience in TFS and is a part of the ALM Rangers. He currently works for Derivco, based in Durban, South Africa.

Team Foundation Server (commonly abbreviated to TFS) is a Microsoft product that provides source code management, reporting, requirements management, project, automated builds, lab management, testing, and release management capabilities. It covers the entire Application Lifecycle Management. TFS can be used as a backend to numerous integrated development environments but is designed to provide the most benefit by serving as the backend to Microsoft Visual Studio or Eclipse.

Team Foundation Server 2013 Customization teaches readers how to customize various TFS features in order to create an enhanced experience for users and improve their productivity. Readers will create custom controls that will be used in client applications and inside the web access. Next, the book teaches readers how to embed a web page inside work items to display rich information linked to the work items that have been opened.

Readers will also learn how to modify a team’s process template, and then slowly get to grips with some C# code and create a scheduled job. Learning how create a JavaScript web access plugin that greatly increases productivity will also be part of the reader's journey, along with making various modifications to the process template to illustrate how to cater to custom data requirements. Finally, readers will move towards writing code to perform more complex customizations.

Team Foundation Server 2013 Customization covers the following topics:

Chapter 1: Customizing the TFS Process Templates for Your Business

Chapter 2: Increasing Web Access Usability

Chapter 3: Enhancing Work Items with Custom Controls

Chapter 4: Creating Server Plugins

Chapter 5: Creating TFS Scheduled Jobs

Chapter 6: Customizing a TFS Build Process

Packt Publishing has also released other titles on Team Foundation Server:

Team Foundation Server 2012 Starter [Instant] (Published)

Instant Team Foundation Server 2012 and Project Server 2010 Integration How-to (Published)

About Packt:

All books on Team Foundation Server by Packt are published by Packt Enterprise. Packt Enterprise is a publishing division of Packt Publishing designed to serve the information needs of IT professionals in the Enterprise space. Packt Enterprise also publishes on Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Citrix, Java, Amazon, Google, and SAP technologies.

Team Foundation Server 2013 Customization
Learn how to customize TFS and create useful plugins for your organization

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