The following post was authored by my Test Consultant peer Doug Owens.
Microsoft’s Team Foundation Service is a cloud-hosted implementation of the widely-used Team Foundation Server product. Both products are fantastic tools to organize your team’s projects, store project artifacts, track progress, and allow team collaboration. We are confident that using Team Foundation Service will enhance your experience of engaging with the TSL team.
Quite often, using Team Foundation Service in a TSL engagement is our clients’ first exposure to using the service. Sometimes, it is also their first exposure to Team Foundation Server (TFS) in general. Because of this, we’ve collected some recommended resources to help you learn more about Team Foundation Service and TFS.
While Team Foundation Service and on-premise TFS are separate offerings, there is a lot of common functionality. One commonality is that both offerings can be accessed through Visual Studio. Using Visual Studio to connect to Team Foundation Service provides full-featured TFS version control access, as well as additional TFS features not currently available through the service’s web interface. So, if your interest is solely with Team Foundation Service, don’t overlook the on-premise TFS resources.
If these resources and your experience using Team Foundation Service during your TSL engagement whet your appetite for going deeper with either Team Foundation Service or TFS, don’t hesitate to reach out to your TSL Engagement Manager. The TSL team has embraced both products and can help you leverage them to improve your Application Lifecycle Management practices.
Team Foundation Service
Team Foundation Server & Visual Studio
Book: Professional Team Foundation Server 2012 (on-premise and Team Foundation Service)
Link: Using Version Control
Link: Building the Application
Link: Testing the Application
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Blog: Brian Harry’s Blog