Visual Studio Team System Resources (VSTS)




I’m very proud of Visual Studio Team System and what Microsoft have done here – I’ve blogged about it in the past a reasonable amount (between my big gaps). 


 


It is worth stating that tools like this take more then just installing to get the most out of them (you get a huge amount from just installing them but not everything).  So one of my team members (MarkW) has come up with a list of resources that can help you get the most from Team System.


 


If you are not using Team System and in particular Team Foundation Server (even if you only use Visual Studio Professional Edition) then I think you really should consider Team System.


Process Planning Guide


http://blogs.msdn.com/vstsue/articles/429078.aspx


 


Configuration and Management of Team Foundation Server


http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/teamsystem/team/quickstarts/configure/default.aspx


 


Microsoft IT Showcase: Visual Studio 2005 Team System


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=43e098e5-9087-44d2-846f-d33ab3dd966a&displaylang=en


 


Deploying Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server As an Enterprise-Wide Service


http://www.microsoft.com/technet/itshowcase/content/vsft_tcs.mspx


 


Planning for Team Foundation Server


http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/teamsystem/team/quickstarts/tfs_plan/default.aspx


 


Team Foundation Server Adoption Evidence: Telemar


http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/casestudy.aspx?casestudyid=1000003978


 


EDS Case Study


http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/casestudy.aspx?casestudyid=200032


 


Deploying TFS in the Developer Division at Microsoft


http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2006/05/17/599817.aspx


 


Planning a Team Project


http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms242894(VS.80).aspx


 


Latest Admin Guide


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=2AED0ECC-1552-49F1-ABE7-4905155E210A&displaylang=en


 


TOOLS & PARTNER PRODUCTS


Team System Tools & Add-ins (inc. Requirements Gathering)
http://www.teamsystemwidgets.com


Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Client


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=87E1FFBD-A484-4C3A-8776-D560AB1E6198&displaylang=en


Sparx Enterprise Architect Integration


http://www.sparxsystems.com.au/products/mdg_integrate.html


 


WEB CLIENT


TeamPlain & Alternatives


http://www.devbiz.com/teamplain/webaccess/


Price on the site for the “Lite” version are $99, which gives access to Work Items but not reporting, source control or documents.  This may be enough for remote Testers and there are discounts for multiple licenses.


You also have the option of writing a simple Web Application for yourselves which would not be difficult.  There is sample code for doing this, available here:


http://www.codeproject.com/useritems/TFS-WorkItemTracking-Web.asp


 


TEAMPRISE FOR JAVA DEVELOPERS


TeamPrise Eclipse Plugin v2.0


http://www.woodwardweb.com/teamprise/000310.html


http://www.teamprise.com/news/2006/11/teamprise_20_now_available.html


Product Tour Video


http://www.teamprise.com/product/2.0_product_tour.html


 


PROCESS TEMPLATES


Osellus – Enacting RUP in VSTS


http://www.osellus.com/solutions/microsoft/rup-vsts_solutions.html


RUP – Automating Custom and Third-party Processes in Visual Studio 2005 Team System


http://www.osellus.com/solutions/microsoft/processes_automation_using_visual_studio_team_system_and_iris.html


Essential Unified Process


http://www.ivarjacobson.com/essup.cfm


Scrum (Conchango)


http://scrumforteamsystem.com/en/default.aspx


 


MIGRATION


VSS Converter


http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms253060(vs.80).aspx


CVS Converter


http://www.componentsoftware.com/Products/Converter/cvs2tfs.htm


Migration Toolkit Blog


http://blogs.msdn.com/tfs_migration/default.aspx


 


LICENSING


Licensing Whitepaper


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=1FA86E00-F0A3-4290-9DA9-6E0378A3A3C5&displaylang=en


 


MSDN SUBSCRIPTION COMPARISON


http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa718657.aspx


 


EVENTS/TRAINING


REGISTER ONLINE: http://wwwppe/nz/msdn/visualstudio/training.mspx


 


BACKUP, RESTORE & AVAILABILITY


Backing Up the Team Foundation Server 


http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms253151(VS.80).aspx


Ensuring Team Foundation Server Availability 


http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms253159(VS.80).aspx


New Draft Documentation: Mirroring the Team Foundation Data-Tier Server


http://blogs.msdn.com/vstsue/archive/2006/11/03/mirroring-the-team-foundation-data-tier-server.aspx


High Availability TFS


http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2006/09/09/747905.aspx


Team Foundation Server Team Project Limits


http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa974183(VS.80).aspx


 


BUILD


MSBuild reference


http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/0k6kkbsd.aspx


MSBee (MSBuild for .Net 1.1)


http://www.gotdotnet.com/codegallery/codegallery.aspx?id=9ac94da5-8e5a-4a33-beda-9b8d00970371


How To: Update Assembly Version Numbers with MSBuild


http://blogs.msdn.com/msbuild/archive/2005/11/11/491947.aspx


Get Based on a Label


http://blogs.msdn.com/nagarajp/archive/2005/10/21/483590.aspx


Mixed VB6 & .Net Builds


You can use approach#2 mentioned in the blog http://blogs.msdn.com/nagarajp/archive/2005/10/26/485368.aspx. Replace the command line with appropriate VB6 command line and it should work.


 


DATABASE PROFESSIONAL


Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals


http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/teamsystem/aa718807.aspx


http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/teamsystem/aa718764.aspx


Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals – CTP 7


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4410d601-6e0c-406a-ba7a-d12f868d1af7&displaylang=en


 


FUTURES & ROADMAP


Feature Specifications for Visual Studio and .NET Framework “Orcas”


http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa948851.aspx


http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2006/11/30/team-foundation-server-roadmap.aspx


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