TFS Resource Guide.

­­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.

Recommended Resources

Team Foundation Service
Book: Pro Team Foundation Service

Link: Get Started with Team Foundation Service

Team Foundation Server & Visual Studio

Book: Continuous Delivery with Visual Studio 2012 (free e-book)

Book: Software Testing with Visual Studio 2010 - Jeff Levinson

Book: Adopting Agile Software Practices

Book: Professional Scrum Development with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012

Book: Professional Team Foundation Server 2012 (on-premise and Team Foundation Service)

Link: Adopting Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server for Application Lifecycle Management

Link: Planning and Tracking Projects

Link: Using Version Control

Link: Building the Application

Link: Testing the Application

Download: Visual Studio 2012 ALM Virtual Machine and Hands-on-Labs / Demo Scripts (Keller VM)

Latest Microsoft Visual Studio ALM News

Blog: Visual Studio ALM + Team Foundation Server Blog

Blog: Brian Harry's Blog

Comments (1)

  1. edblankenship says:

    We also have a book about Team Foundation Server and Team Foundation Service:

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