DescriptionAs the most important component of Microsoft's Visual Studio(r) 2005 Team System, Team Foundation Server is the central integration point that provides a collaborative environment for every member of a team, regardless of role. Since Team Foundation Server is so tightly interwoven with the rest of Team System, the authors have decided to present you with an invaluable resource that covers both, so that you may learn to set up and administer Team Foundation Server in order to effectively use the whole Team System toolset effectively.
Three Microsoft Team System MVPs cover how to plan a Team System deployment, complete a software project, and everything in between. They show you how to handle real-world challenges and tackle the tasks and scenarios that encompass the entire software development lifecycle.
What you will learn from this book
- How to implement IT governance such as Sarbanes-Oxley
- How to work with mixed environments (including Java and .NET)
- How to set up the product for large distributed environments
- How and why to take multiple lifecycles into consideration when deploying and using Team System
- How to create custom development tools and administer and customize work items
- How to monitor your team project metrics using SQL Server Reporting Services
Who this book is for
This book is for project managers, IT administrators, and anyone whose role consists of administering Team Foundation Server on a daily basis, running a software project, setting up users, or handling security.
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
Part One: Deployment and Administration.
Chapter 1: Planning a Team System Deployment.
Team Foundation Server Overview.
Team System Overview.
Compiling Your Project Data.
Planning a Deployment.
Migrating and Integrating Your Existing Tools and Assets.
Where to Get Team System.
Chapter 2: Advanced Installation and Tools Migration.
Enterprise IT Administrator.
Group IT Administrator.
Installing Team Foundation Server.
Types of Installation.
Installing Team Foundation Server Proxy.
Installing Team Foundation Build Server.
Overview of Microsoft Virtual Server and Virtual PC.
Creating a Base Virtual Machine.
Installing Team Foundation Server Components on a Virtual Machine.
Understanding Team Explorer.
Installing the Prerequisites.
Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configurations.
Installing Team Explorer.
Connecting Team Explorer to Team Foundation Server.
Configuring Team Explorer to Use Team Foundation Server Proxy.
Accessing Administrative Functions.
Using Team Explorer.
Using the Command Line.
Giving Users Team Project Create Ability.
Migrating your Tools to Team Foundation Server.
Work Item Tracking.
Chapter 3: Configuring Team Foundation Build.
Team Foundation Build Overview.
Common Build Scenarios.
Continuous Integration (CI).
Customizing and Extending Team Foundation Build.
Existing Build Tasks.
Custom Build Tasks.
Advanced Build Scenarios.
Building .NET v 1.1 and VB 6.0 Code.
Building ASP.NET Applications.
Setting Up Team Foundation Build Server.
Setting Up Build E-Mail Notifications.
Setting Up Multiple Build Servers.
Setting Up a Common Build Drop Site.
Team Foundation Build Security Permissions Overview.
Chapter 4: Setting Up Security.
Team Foundation Server Security Model Overview.
How Team Foundation Server Manages Groups.
Built-In Global Groups.
Built-In Project Groups.
Managing Security in Other Groups.
Security in Other Parts of Team Foundation Server.
Managing Security Groups in Team Foundation Server.
Creating New Groups Using the GUI.
Creating New Groups Using the Command Line.
Adding Users to Groups Using The GUI.
Adding Users to Groups Using the Command Line.
Using the GUI to Set Security Permissions for Groups.
Using the Command Line to Set Security Permissions.
Managing Security for Other Areas.
Common Security Access Problems.
User Cannot Connect to Team Foundation Server.
User Cannot Create a Team Project.
Security Best Practices.
Chapter 5: Team Foundation Server Backup and Recovery.
Disaster Recovery Overview.
The Disaster Recovery Plan.
Built-In Windows Backup Tools.
Third-Party Backup Tools.
Disaster Recovery Applied to Team Foundation Server.
Backing Up Team Foundation Server.
Backing Up the Team Foundation Server Databases.
Backing Up the Report Server Encryption Key.
Restoring the Report Server Encryption Key (Optional).
Restoring Team Foundation Server to the Same Server.
Restoring Team Foundation Server Databases.
Recreating the Data Warehouse.
Refreshing the Work Item Cache on Client Machines.
Restoring Team Foundation Server to a Different Server.
Configure and Stop Report Server.
Configure and Stop IIS.
Stop Services on the Application Tier.
Recreate the Data Warehouse.
Connecting the Application Tier to the Data Tier.
Re-creating Report Server Connection Strings.
Configure Windows SharePoint Portal Sites.
Part Two: Project Creation.
Chapter 6: Incorporating Your Process Using Microsoft Solutions Framework.
Understanding the Need for MSF.
Heavy versus Light Processes.
MSF for Agile Software Development.
Working with MSF for Agile Software Development.
Working with Areas, Scenarios, and Tasks.
MSF for Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Process Improvement.
Understanding the Need for CMMI Levels.
Capability Maturity Level 3.
Project Planning Using Governance and Capacity.
Tracking Your Project Progress.
Managing Risk and Issues.
Understanding Process Templates.
Using Process Template Editing Tools.
Creating Custom Process Templates.
Conchango Scrum Process Template.
Compiling and Creating Documentation.
Integrating Processes into Team System.
Deleting Process Templates.
Testing Your Custom Process Template.
Chapter 7: Project Creation and Team Building.
Team Project Defined.
Creating a New Team Project.
Specifying your Team Project Settings.
Specifying a Process Template.
Specifying the Project Portal Settings.
Specifying the Version Control Settings.
Confirming the Team Project Settings.
Completing the Team Project.
Common Project Creation Errors.
Configuring Project Areas and Iterations.
Modifying Project Areas.
Modifying Project Iterations.
Using Microsoft Excel to Modify Project Areas and Iterations.
Organizing Your Project Team.
Understanding MSF Agile Team Roles.
Interchanging the Roles.
Chapter 8: Managing Schemas Using Team Edition for Database Professionals.
Why This New Edition Is Needed.
The Data Development Lifecycle.
Building and Deploying.
Building a Custom Data Generator.
Part Three: Extensibility and Customization.
Chapter 9: Creating Custom Development Tools.
Extensibility versus Customization.
Team Foundation Core Services.
Subscribing to an Event.
Team Foundation Server Object Model.
The TeamFoundationServer Object.
Accessing the Service Interfaces.
Chapter 10: Extending the Windows SharePoint Team Portal.
Understanding Portal Architecture.
Integration with Microsoft Office 2003.
Extensibility and Customization Overview.
Creating and Extending Custom Web Parts.
Customizing the Team Portal.
Customizing the Process Template.
Customizing the Team Portal Using the Browser.
Incorporating Your SharePoint Design in a Custom Process Template.
Integrating a Site Template within a Process Template.
Verifying Your Portal Customizations.
Chapter 11: Administering and Customizing Work Items.
Introducing Work Items Concepts.
Work Item Types.
Work Item Form.
Work Item Work Flow.
Customizing and Extending.
Work Item Queries.
Work Item Customization and Extensibility.
Work Item Type XML File Overview.
Customizing an Existing Work Item.
Work Item Administration.
Creating A Work Item.
Searching the Work Item Store.
View a Work Item’s History.
Project and Excel Integration.
Work Item Tracking Object Model.
Using Work Item Query Language.
Chapter 12: Setting Up Team Foundation Version Control.
Version Control Overview.
Different Version Control Systems.
Common Version Control Concepts.
Team Foundation Version Control Essentials.
Configuring Team Foundation Version Control.
Source Control Explorer.
Setting Source Control Options.
Converting from Other Version Control Systems.
Using VSSConverter to Convert Visual SourceSafe.
Using CS-Converter to Convert Visual SourceSafe.
Team Foundation Version Control Best Practices.
Check-In and Check-Out.
Branching and Merging.
Team Foundation Version Control Extensibility.
Custom Check-In Policies.
Part Four: Management.
Chapter 13: Managing Your Team Projects.
Working with Team Members.
Advocacy and Ownership.
Customers and Process.
Setting Up Team Meetings.
Structuring Your Project.
Work Item Synchronization.
Naming and Managing Work Items.
Managing Summary Tasks.
Setting Up Your Work Items Hierarchically.
Re-creating the Hierarchy in Microsoft Project.
Time Tracking and Results Roll-Ups.
Using Pivots to View Work Item Summaries.
Managing Test Cases.
Manual Test Cases.
Other Test Types.
Project Server Integration.
Chapter 14: Effective Team Communication.
Current Communication Challenges.
The Cons of Current Methods.
Using Team Foundation Server to Communicate Better.
Communication across Multiple Platforms.
Communicating the New Way.
Examining Future Possibilities.
Receiving Tasks via Instant Messenger.
Tracking Project Status via Outlook.
Microsoft Groove 2007.
Chapter 15: Working with Geographically Distributed Teams.
Identifying the Challenges.
Team Foundation Server over The WAN.
Setting Up Your Branch Office Infrastructure.
Deploying Your Team Portal on The Web.
Setting Up the Tools.
Team Foundation Server Proxy.
Distributed Load Testing.
Team Foundation Build.
Chapter 16: Monitoring Your Team Project Metrics Using SQL Server Reporting Services.
Reporting Services Architecture.
Online Analytical Processing (OLAP).
Team System Data Warehouse Structure.
Using MSF Documentation as a Guide.
Planning Custom VSTS Reports.
Creating Custom Team System Reports.
Mining Project Data Using an Excel Pivot Table Report.
Creating Custom Reports with the Report Designer.
Using the Report Builder.
Advanced Customization and Extensibility.
Deploying Reports in Team System.
Troubleshooting the Data Warehouse.
Administering and Refreshing the Warehouse.
Setting Security Permission on Reports.
Chapter 17: Completing Software Projects.
Release Management within the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF).
Implementing Release Management Tasks in Team System.
Finalizing Projects in Team System.
Exporting and Saving Your Project Artifacts.
Improving Your Process through Lessons Learned.
Removing a Project from the Server.
Deleting a Team Project.
Using the TfsDeleteProject Commands.
Uninstalling Team System.
Creating a New Version of an Existing Application.
Create a New Team Project.
Implement Version Control Migration.
Migrating Other Assets.
Team Foundation Server Future Directions.
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Contains a random credit card number generator for Team Edition for Database Professionals
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Contains a series of applications demonstrating the Team Foundation Core Services
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Contains an ASP.NET work item application which can be integrated into SharePoint Services Web Parts
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Contains a web based work item application which leverages the Work Item Object Model
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Contains Visual SourceSafe migration files and a Pending Comment Checkin Policy
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Contains an application which integrates alerts with an instant messenger
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