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
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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Team Foundation Server 2012 Starter
So, what is Team Foundation Server 2012?
Quick start – Creating your first project
Top features you'll want to know about
People and places you should get to know
What You Will Learn
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".
Jakob Ehn is currently a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP and also a Visual Studio ALM Ranger. Jakob has 15 years experience in the IT industry, and currently works as a solution architect at Inmeta Crayon ASA, specializing in Visual Studio ALM.
He actively participates in the MSDN forums and contributes to different open source projects, such as the Community TFS Build Extensions and the Community TFS Build Manager.
Jakob's blog: http://geekswithblogs.net/Jakob
Jakob's Twitter: @JakobEhn
Terje Sandstrøm is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP for four years. He works as Chief Software Architect at Inmeta Crayon ASA, specializing in Visual Studio ALM.
He loves the community, works with the Community TFS Build Extensions, participates in the forums, and has free extensions uploaded to the Visual Studio Gallery.
More about Terje: http://about.me/TerjeS
Terje's blog: http://geekswithblogs.net/Terje
Terje's Twitter: @OsirisTerje
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