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Historically, Microsoft has used a variety of internal tools, such as Source Depot and Product Studio, to manage the software development process. In 2005, Microsoft decided to standardize the software development process and deliver a consistently high level of service support for it. To do this, Microsoft IT implemented Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server, and now supports it across multiple product development teams. Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server provides efficient, secure, and reliable storage for crucial assets like source code files, business requirements, and artwork. In this webcast, we learn how Microsoft IT partnered with the Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server development team and the Microsoft IT data center to provide a centrally managed Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server environment that uses the Microsoft data center environment to provide storage area network (SAN)-based data storage capacity. Because Microsoft IT was the first environment to run Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server for so many teams, the team encountered application performance issues. Microsoft IT discovered that, based on different deployment scenarios, multiple configurations were required for unique server and data storage capacity needs. By establishing the multiple configurations, Microsoft IT was able to meet the performance and storage capacity needs of different types of development groups.
Presenters: Roy Barron, Operations Manager, Microsoft Corporation, and Chris Haslam, Senior Systems Engineer, Microsoft Corporation
Roy Barron is an operations manager in the Microsoft Business Group Center of Excellence (part of Microsoft IT), where he manages enterprise application infrastructure resource capacity planning and provisioning for line-of-business (LOB) applications used by Microsoft product groups.
As a senior systems engineer for Microsoft IT, Chris Haslam is focused on evaluating, testing, and recommending networked storage solutions for use within Microsoft data centers. Chris is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and a Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Certified Systems Engineer (CSE).