New Release: patterns & practices Team Development with Team Foundation Server Guide


Today we release the final version of our patterns & practices: Team Development with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server.  It’s our Microsoft playbook for Team Foundation Server.  It shows you how to make the most of the Team Foundation Server.  It’s a compendium of proven practices, product team recommendations, and insights from the field.



Key Changes Since Beta 1



  • We added guidelines for build, project management and reporting.

  • We added practices at a glance for build, project management, and reporting.

  • We added a chapter to summarize key Visual Studio 2008 changes.

  • We revamped our Internet access strategies.

  • We did a full sweep of the guide.

  • We completed more thorough product team reviews for key chapters.

Contents at a Glance



  • Part I, Fundamentals

  • Part II, Source Control

  • Part III, Builds

  • Part IV, Large Project Considerations

  • Part V, Project Management

  • Part VI, Process Templates

  • Part VII, Reporting

  • Part VIII, Setting Up and Maintaining the Team Environment

  • Part IX, Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server


Chapters



  • Ch 01 – Introducing the Team Environment

  • Ch 02 – Team Foundation Server Architecture

  • Ch 03 – Structuring Projects and Solutions in Source Control

  • Ch 04 – Structuring Projects and Solutions in Team Foundation Source Control

  • Ch 05 – Defining Your Branching and Merging Strategy

  • Ch 06 – Managing Source Control Dependencies in Visual Studio Team System

  • Ch 07 – Team Build Explained

  • Ch 08 – Setting Up Continuous Integration with Team Build

  • Ch 09 – Setting Up Scheduled Builds with Team Build

  • Ch 10 – Large Project Considerations

  • Ch 11 – Project Management Explained

  • Ch 12 – Work Items Explained

  • Ch 13 – Process Templates Explained

  • Ch 14 – MSF for Agile Software Development Projects

  • Ch 15 – Reporting Explained

  • Ch 16 – Installation and Deployment

  • Ch 17 – Providing Internet Access to Team Foundation Server

  • Ch 18 – What’s New in Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server

Our Team



Contributors and Reviewers



  • External Contributors / Reviewers: David P. Romig, Sr; Dennis Rea; Eugene Zakhareyev; Leon Langleyben; Martin Woodward; Michael Rummier; Miguel Mendoza; Mike Fourie; Quang Tran; Sarit Tamir; Tushar More; Vaughn Hughes

  • Microsoft Contributors / Reviewers:  Aaron Hallberg; Ahmed Salijee; Ajay Sudan; Ajoy Krishnamoorthy; Alan Ridlehoover; Alik Levin; Ameya Bhatawdekar; Bijan Javidi; Bill Essary; Brett Keown; Brian Harry; Brian Keller; Brian Moore; Buck Hodges; Burt Harris; Conor Morrison; David Caufield; David Lemphers; Doug Neumann; Edward Jezierski; Eric Blanchet; Eric Charran; Graham Barry; Gregg Boer; Grigori Melnik; Janet Williams Hepler; Jeff Beehler; Jose Parra; Julie MacAller; Ken Perilman; Lenny Fenster; Marc Kuperstein; Mario Rodriguez; Matthew Mitrik; Michael Puleio; Nobuyuki Akama; Paul Goring; Pete Coupland; Peter Provost; Granville (Randy) Miller; Rob Caron; Robert Horvick; Rohit Sharma; Ryley Taketa; Sajee Mathew; Siddharth Bhatia; Tom Hollander; Tom Marsh; Venky Veeraraghavan

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