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.
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As the most important component of Microsoft's Visual Studio® 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
About the Author
Jean-Luc David works as a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft Canada. Prior to this role, he worked as a senior consultant, speaker, and author for Stormpixel Solutions based in Toronto, Canada. He has been writing code since the age of 12, and has been an ongoing active participant in user groups, online chats, and developer events. Most of his time is spent writing, creating courseware, speaking, and deploying Visual Studio 2005 Team System and .NET Framework 3.0 to companies in Canada and abroad.
Mickey Gousset is a current Microsoft Team System Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and works as a consultant for Notion Solutions, Inc., a company that focuses on helping clients adopt and use Microsoft Visual Studio Team System. He also runs the Team System Rocks! Web site (www.teamsystemrocks .com) and holds the position of Web master for the Memphis .NET User Group. Mickey holds B.S. degrees in both Physics and Computer Science from Mississippi State University, and also has the distinction of being in the first graduating class from the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, a specialized high school.
Erik Gunvaldson is a technology development manager within Microsoft’s Enterprise Partner Group, focused on driving Software Factories with Microsoft’s global partners. Prior to this role, Erik was a Microsoft Technical Evangelist, where he managed Microsoft’s Technology Adoption Program (TAP) for Visual Studio 2005 Team System. Other roles that Erik’s enjoyed at Microsoft include managing the development of Microsoft’s Natural Language SDK and the Enterprise Knowledge Management program for application development. Before coming to Microsoft nine years ago, Erik was a software architect at large mutual funds company and a C++/Unix developer and team manager at a telecommunications company.