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



Session #6: Get More Bang For Your Buck

Session #6: Get More Bang For Your Buck
Presented by: Ted Malone



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Session #6: Get More Bang For Your Buck Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Get More Bang for Your Buck Getting the Most out of Team Foundation Server
  • 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. In Case You Didn‟t Know..
  • 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. Get More Bang for Your Buck VERSION CONTROL
  • 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. Keep your Shelves Tidy • Don‟t keep them for too long • Share files, do peer reviews • Save WIP
  • 8. Don‟t Hate, Annotate! • Use it for Good, not Evil (or try not to, at least) • Identify intra-file historical changes
  • 9. Annotate DEMO
  • 10. Hey, you in the 3rd row. Are you sleeping? It’s the last session! Stick it out, then go get a beer!
  • 11. Get More Bang for Your Buck WORK ITEM TRACKING
  • 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. Office: Your Unspoken Hero • SQL Reporting Services is cool, but not for everyone • What about Excel & Visio?
  • 14. Excel Reporting & TFS DEMO
  • 15. Get More Bang for Your Buck OTHER STUFF
  • 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. “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. 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. Power Tools DEMO
  • 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. If we have time, love to hear „em! QUESTIONS?