Team Foundation Server 2012 Starter [Instant]
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- Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
- Install TFS 2012 from scratch
- Get up and running with your first project
- Streamline release cycles for maximum productivity
Table of ContentsTeam Foundation Server 2012 Starter
- Team Foundation Server 2012 Starter
- So, what is Team Foundation Server 2012?
- Option A – Basic installation
- Step 1 – Running the setup
- Step 2 – Configuration
- Step 3 – Setting up the database
- Step 4 – Reviewing
- Step 5 – Performing the configuration
- That's it
- Option B – Standard server installation
- Option C – Team Foundation Service
- Step 1 – What do I need
- Step 2 – Signing up to the TFS service
- Quick start – Creating your first project
- Step 1 – Finding and connecting to the TFS 2012
- Step 2 – Creating a team project
- Step 3 – Creating the team
- Step 4 – Structuring areas for categorization and planning the release
- Step 5 – Creating product backlog items
- Step 6 – Assigning PBI to a sprint
- Step 7 – Creating subtasks
- Step 8 – Setting up the source control structure
- Step 9 – Adding solution to the source control
- Step 10 – Installing and configuring the build system
- Step 11 – Creating your first continuous integration build
- Step 12 – Naming
- What do I need on my client machine?
- Top features you'll want to know about
- 1 – Team Explorer
- 2 – Version control
- Source control explorer
- Pending changes
- Get Latest/Get Specific
- Branching and merging
- 3 – Work items
- Creating work items
- Querying work items
- Using Microsoft Excel for batch updating
- The My Works hub
- 4 – The Agile planning tools
- Product and sprint backlogs
- Using the Task and Kanban boards
- 5 – Build automation
- Creating a build definition
- Running a build
- Customizing build definitions
- People and places you should get to know
- Official Sites
- Articles and tutorials
- Third-party tools
- Other Books
This booklet is an excellent introductory guide for beginners, inexperienced, or simply curious, wanting to know what is TFS, what it offers, how to start a software project and how to use TFS during the "life" of the application: Roberto Schiabel
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What you will learn from this book
- Install TFS 2012 on premise
- Access TFS Services in the cloud
- Quickly get started with a new project with product backlogs, source control, and build automation
- Work efficiently with source control using the top features
- Understand how the tools for branching and merging in TFS 2012 help you isolate work and teams
- Learn about the existing process templates, such as Visual Studio Scrum 2.0
- Manage your product and sprint backlogs using the Agile planning tools
Team Foundation Server 2012 is Microsoft's leading ALM tool, integrating source control, work item and process handling, build automation, and testing.
This practical "Team Foundation Server 2012 Starter Guide" will provide you with clear step-by-step exercises covering all major aspects of the product. This is essential reading for anyone wishing to set up, organize, and use TFS server.
This hands-on guide looks at the top features in Team Foundation Server 2012, starting with a quick installation guide and then moving into using it for your software development projects. Manage your team projects with Team Explorer, one of the many new features for 2012.
Covering all the main features in source control to help you work more efficiently, including tools for branching and merging, we will delve into the Agile Planning Tools for planning your product and sprint backlogs.
Learn to set up build automation, allowing your team to become faster, more streamlined, and ultimately more productive with this "Team Foundation Server 2012 Starter Guide".
Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. This Starter guide is a short, sharp introduction to Team Foundation Server 12, covering everything you need to get up and running.
Who this book is for
If you are a developer, project lead, tester, or IT administrator working with Team Foundation Server 2012 this guide will get you up to speed quickly and with minimal effort.