Learn how to customize TFS and create useful plugins for your organization
This book accelerates the understanding of TFS extension points
Discover the tips and tricks of customizing TFS
Team Foundation Server offers you the benefit of having all your data in one system with all tools tightly integrated with each other, making it easier for teams to work together. Knowing how to customize the Team Foundation Server is very useful as well as powerful. Having the knowledge and applying it to TFS can save users many hours as well as make it easier to understand the data in TFS for reporting purposes.
This book will show you how to customize various TFS features in order to create an enhanced experience for your users and improve their productivity. You will create custom controls that will be used in client applications and inside the web access. Next, you will learn how to embed a web page inside your work items to display rich information linked to the work items you are opening.
This book will show you how to modify a team's process template, and then slowly get to grips with some C# code and create a scheduled job.
Customizing Team Foundation Server 2013 is one of the best methods you can use to provide rich data for reporting in TFS.
What you will learn from this book
Create and modify pieces of the TFS Process template
Customize the dashboard of teams with useful information
Extend the task and portfolio boards with meaningful information
Develop custom controls that change the way users interact with data
Make server plugins that will help add some business rule validation to TFS Check ins and work item data changes
Implement scheduled jobs that will enforce advanced business rules based on a schedule
Extend the build process to cater to more complex builds
Reference external services as part of a build to provide awareness of new binaries
This book utilizes a tutorial based approach, focused on the practical customization of key features of the Team Foundation Server for collaborative enterprise software projects.
Who this book is written for
This practical guide is intended for those who want to extend TFS. This book is for intermediate users who have an understanding of TFS, and basic coding skills will be required for the more complex customizations.