Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2015 Cookbook

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  • Creating a Team Project with Dashboards, Assigning License, Adding users, and Auditing Access
  • Setting up a Git repository in an existing TFVC-based Team Project
  • Setting up branch policies and conducting Pull requests with code reviews
  • Mapping, assigning and tracking work items shared by multiple teams
  • Setting up and customizing Backlogs, Kanban board, Sprint Taskboard, and dashboards
  • Creating a Continuous Integration, Continuous Build, and Release Pipeline
  • Integrating SonarQube with TFBuild to manage Technical Debt
  • Triggering Selenium Web Tests on a Selenium Test Grid using TFBuild
  • Using Visual Studio Team Services Cloud load testing capability with new Build framework
  • Extending and customizing the capabilities of Team Foundation Server using API and Process Editor

Team Foundation Server (TFS) allows you to manage code repositories, build processes, test infrastructure, and deploy labs. TFS supports your team, enabling you to connect, collaborate, and deliver on time. Microsoft's approach to Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) provides a flexible and agile environment that adapts to the needs of your team, removes barriers between roles, and streamlines processes.

The book introduces you to creating and setting up team projects for scrum teams. You'll explore various source control repositories, branching, and merging activities, along with a demonstration of how to embed quality into every code check-in. Then, you'll discover agile project planning and management tools. Later, emphasis is given to the testing and release management features of TFS which facilitate the automation of the release pipeline in order to create potentially shippable increments.

By the end of the book, you'll have learned to extend and customize TFS plugins to incorporate them into other platforms and enable teams to manage the software lifecycle effectively.

  • Release high quality, reliable software quickly through building, testing, and deployment automation
  • Improve the predictability, reliability, and availability of TFS in your organization by scheduling administration and maintenance activities
  • Extend, customize, and integrate tools with TFS, enabling your teams to manage their application lifecycles effectively
Page Count 340
Course Length 10 hours 12 minutes
ISBN 9781784391058
Date Of Publication 30 Jan 2016


Tarun Arora

Tarun Arora is obsessed with high-quality working software, continuous delivery, and Agile practices. He has worked on various industry-leading programs for fortune 500 companies in the financial and energy sectors. For many years, Tarun has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Visual Studio and Development Technologies. His core strengths are designing application architecture for cloud scale and everything DevOps. He was recognized as an MVP by Microsoft in 2014 for going over and above in supporting the product teams and community with his contributions. Tarun is an active open source community contributor, speaker, and Blogger. Follow Tarun on Twitter @arora_tarun for the latest and greatest updates in DevOps.