MVP TV: Real World TFS: Tips for a Successful Team System Implementation


So you’ve decided that Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) & Team Foundation Server (TFS) is going to bring your organisation added value. But what do you do now?  Please join MVP Ed Blankenship as he covers the 2.5 years of successful implementation of VSTS and the experience of that journey at Infragistics, the world’s leading maker of software development tools. 

The session intends to cover each phase of the implementation of all affected areas for a smooth adoption:  Version Control, Builds, Work Item Tracking, global deployment, moving multiple teams, training, automated testing, migration from legacy systems, and integration with other systems and TFS.  The goal will be to go through at a high-level of what it takes to make you successful by learning from the challenges and obstacles overcome.  Ed also looks into the future with VSTS 2010 and sees how strategic planning will help make a successful adoption of the new features in the upcoming 2010 release. 

Prerequisites:  A healthy attitude in learning from other peoples challenges and a strong desire to make real change within your organisation!

About the presenter: Ed Blankenship is a Microsoft MVP, Microsoft Certified Application Developer, and works as the Release Engineering Manager at Infragistics, makers of the world's leading presentation layer tools and components. His expertise consists of Microsoft Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server. He is also a technical evangelist for Rich Client applications (primarily Windows Forms & Windows Presentation Foundation.) He has been a technical editor for several Silverlight books, an article author, and has spoken at various user groups, events, and conferences.

Recording Details:

· Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 | 9:00am – 10:30am (PDT, Redmond time)

· Audience: This broadcast is open to all Developer MVPs in all Technical Expertise and  the general public.

· Recording URL :


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Comments (6)

  1. Aaron Seet says:

    What is the URL to the recorded presentation?


  2. Aaron Seet says:

    Hi there, that link immediately launches Live Meeting. I do not get an option to download the presentation.

  3. MSDN Archive says:

    The presentation is available on Ed’s blog



  4. Claus Andersen says:

    Hi Jas,

    When trying to access the recorded webcast (through the link in your article), I get a message that the Webcast is over (which I know :-)) – and I do not get a possibility to view the recording.

    Will it be available as a recording?



  5. Jas Dhaliwal says:

    Hi Claus,

    Thanks for your feedback!

    I have updated the link with the archived recording.


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