How We Deploy Team System for Team System

I blogged about this “Microsoft iT Showcase” document last month that describes our deployment of Team System for dogfooding, but I think it was lost amongst the links in a “New Team System Stuff” post. I’ve since e-mailed the link to several people, so I think it deserves its own post to make it easier to find.

Visual Studio 2005 Team System

Discussion on the deployment of Visual Studio 2005 Team System in Microsoft IT to centralize source control and work item tracking for development teams.

“The Visual Studio and Microsoft Information Technology (Microsoft IT) teams deployed Visual Studio 2005 Team System on the Microsoft company network for two primary purposes: to centralize source control and work item tracking for development teams within Microsoft IT, and to standardize life cycles for development projects.”

Document Definition

A Note on IT is a short, technically deep drilldown on a specific topic related to Microsoft IT and is usually associated with an existing IT Showcase document. A Note might illustrate how Microsoft IT performs a specific operational task step by step or configures a hardware device or software application. It might also relate details of a best practice or contain frequently requested information about Microsoft IT’s operations.

Intended Audience

IT implementers can use this document to learn how Microsoft IT set up Visual Studio 2005 Team System for development teams based on a prerelease version of Visual Studio 2005. Architecture, hardware, and configuration details provide an example and identify prerelease issues and associated work-arounds.

Products & Technologies

  • Visual Studio 2005 Team System

  • SQL Server 2005

  • SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services

  • Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 with Internet Information Services (IIS) version 6.0 and Windows SharePoint Services

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