Get More Bang for Your Buck

      Getting the Most out of
     Team Foundation Server
What You‟ll Learn (hopefully)
                      TFS can
     Team
                    probably do
  Foundation
       ...
In Case You Didn‟t Know..
Feed Team Foundation‟s Narcissism

                          change requests                      Gimme!

   source code
 ...
Get More Bang for Your Buck

VERSION CONTROL
Don‟t Pigeon-Hole TFS
• TFS is NOT a re-branded VSS
• TFS is NOT just for .NET development
  – “If you can save it”
     •...
Keep your Shelves Tidy
         • Don‟t keep them for
           too long
         • Share files, do peer
           revie...
Don‟t Hate, Annotate!
• Use it for Good, not Evil (or try not to, at
  least)
• Identify intra-file historical changes
Annotate

DEMO
Hey, you in the 3rd row.
Are you sleeping? It’s the
  last session! Stick it
 out, then go get a beer!
Get More Bang for Your Buck

WORK ITEM TRACKING
Don‟t Re-Create, Relate!
• Create related work items
  – Eliminate a lot of copy & paste
• Link test results, but also the...
Office: Your Unspoken Hero
• SQL Reporting Services is cool, but not for
  everyone
• What about Excel & Visio?
Excel Reporting & TFS

DEMO
Get More Bang for Your Buck

OTHER STUFF
F5 is NOT a Build System
• Test Drive Team Build
• Several Build Scenarios
  – Continuous
  – Rolling
  – Scheduled
  – Ad...
“Fire and Forget” User Licensing
      Take
   advantage of                         Expands
                   New in 2008...
Everyone Needs a Power Tool
    Windows Explorer Extension
•
    Team Members
•
    Check-in Policy Pack
•
    Alerts Edit...
Power Tools

DEMO
What‟s in the Pipe?
• Hierarchical Work Items
• Version Control
  – First class branches
  – Visualize branch relationship...
If we have time, love to hear „em!

QUESTIONS?
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Session #6: Get More Bang For Your Buck

  1. 1. Get More Bang for Your Buck Getting the Most out of Team Foundation Server
  2. 2. What You‟ll Learn (hopefully) TFS can Team probably do Foundation more than you Server is Greedy think More people There are a lot can use TFS of TFS freebies than you think
  3. 3. In Case You Didn‟t Know..
  4. 4. Feed Team Foundation‟s Narcissism change requests Gimme! source code risks issues binaries tasks build data use cases test results bugs helpdesk tickets requirements
  5. 5. Get More Bang for Your Buck VERSION CONTROL
  6. 6. Don‟t Pigeon-Hole TFS • TFS is NOT a re-branded VSS • TFS is NOT just for .NET development – “If you can save it” • Any file size, any file type
  7. 7. Keep your Shelves Tidy • Don‟t keep them for too long • Share files, do peer reviews • Save WIP
  8. 8. Don‟t Hate, Annotate! • Use it for Good, not Evil (or try not to, at least) • Identify intra-file historical changes
  9. 9. Annotate DEMO
  10. 10. Hey, you in the 3rd row. Are you sleeping? It’s the last session! Stick it out, then go get a beer!
  11. 11. Get More Bang for Your Buck WORK ITEM TRACKING
  12. 12. Don‟t Re-Create, Relate! • Create related work items – Eliminate a lot of copy & paste • Link test results, but also the tests themselves
  13. 13. Office: Your Unspoken Hero • SQL Reporting Services is cool, but not for everyone • What about Excel & Visio?
  14. 14. Excel Reporting & TFS DEMO
  15. 15. Get More Bang for Your Buck OTHER STUFF
  16. 16. F5 is NOT a Build System • Test Drive Team Build • Several Build Scenarios – Continuous – Rolling – Scheduled – Ad-hoc • Heck, build your database, too.. (gasp!)
  17. 17. “Fire and Forget” User Licensing Take advantage of Expands New in 2008 Potential TFS Licensing Footprint Change NO TFS CAL Viewing/Editing Creating work work items needed when: items created by user Slimmed Down Confines UI to Use WIWA Web Access CAL-less model Integrate TFS Cross-post Partners can with Existing tickets into TFS help (plug, plug) work items Helpdesk
  18. 18. Everyone Needs a Power Tool Windows Explorer Extension • Team Members • Check-in Policy Pack • Alerts Editor • Power Shell Extensions • Command Line • – Unshelve, rollback, treeclean • Process Template Editor
  19. 19. Power Tools DEMO
  20. 20. What‟s in the Pipe? • Hierarchical Work Items • Version Control – First class branches – Visualize branch relationships • Drag & Drop Merging – Track change across branches • History, Timeline, Annotate • Workflow-based Build
  21. 21. If we have time, love to hear „em! QUESTIONS?
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