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Professional Team Foundation Server

Jean-Luc David, Mickey Gousset, Erik Gunvaldson
ISBN: 978-0-471-91930-8
Paperback
528 pages
November 2006
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Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

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.

Hardware Requirements.

Software Requirements.

Migrating and Integrating Your Existing Tools and Assets.

Licensing Models.

Where to Get Team System.

Chapter 2: Advanced Installation and Tools Migration.

Administrator Types.

Enterprise IT Administrator.

Group IT Administrator.

Team Member/Developer.

User Accounts.

Active Directory.

Installing Team Foundation Server.

Types of Installation.

Multiserver Installation.

Single-Server Installation.

Installing Team Foundation Server Proxy.

Installing Team Foundation Build Server.

Using Virtualization.

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.

Version Control.

Work Item Tracking.

Chapter 3: Configuring Team Foundation Build.

Team Foundation Build Overview.

Architecture.

Build Types.

Build Execution.

Build Report.

Common Build Scenarios.

Typical Builds.

Nightly Builds.

Weekly Builds.

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.

Managing Builds.

Setting Up Build E-Mail Notifications.

Setting Up Multiple Build Servers.

Setting Up a Common Build Drop Site.

Team Foundation Build Security Permissions Overview.

Best Practices.

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.

Test Cases.

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.

Third-Party Processes.

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.

Permission Errors.

Network 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.

Implementation.

Building and Deploying.

Testing.

Building a Custom Data Generator.

Part Three: Extensibility and Customization.

Chapter 9: Creating Custom Development Tools.

Extensibility versus Customization.

Customization Examples.

Extensibility Examples.

Team Foundation Core Services.

Classification Service.

Eventing Service.

Linking Service.

Registration Service.

Security Service.

Subscribing to an Event.

Team Foundation Server Object Model.

The TeamFoundationServer Object.

Accessing the Service Interfaces.

Summary.

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.

Shelving.

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.

The Trunk.

Check-In and Check-Out.

Branching and Merging.

Shelving.

Team Foundation Version Control Extensibility.

Custom Check-In Policies.

Object Model.

MSSCCI Provider.

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.

Remaining Work.

Using Pivots to View Work Item Summaries.

Managing Test Cases.

Manual Test Cases.

Other Test Types.

Test Automation.

Project Server Integration.

Summary.

Chapter 14: Effective Team Communication.

Current Communication Challenges.

The Cons of Current Methods.

E-mail.

Telephone.

File Shares.

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.

Shared Repositories.

Team Foundation Server Proxy.

Distributed Load Testing.

Team Foundation Build.

Internationalization.

Summary.

Chapter 16: Monitoring Your Team Project Metrics Using SQL Server Reporting Services.

Reporting Services Architecture.

Online Analytical Processing (OLAP).

Team System Data Warehouse Structure.

Terminology.

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.

Managing Reports.

Troubleshooting the Data Warehouse.

Administering and Refreshing the Warehouse.

SetupWarehouse.

Setting Security Permission on Reports.

Summary.

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.

Postmortems.

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.

Migrate Workflow.

Migrating Other Assets.

Team Foundation Server Future Directions.

Summary.

Index.

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