Making Team Foundation Server Work!


I will be giving a luncheon presentation on October 3rd about Team Foundation Server, a copy of the invite is below:

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The Ottawa .NET Community is pleased to invite you to its first Luncheon Presentation of the 2006/2007 season. These free luncheon presentations are designed to provide .NET developers in the Ottawa area with training opportunities that they can easily fit into their hectic schedules. Come join us for this informative 90 minute session on "Team Foundation Server" and see how it can help make your .NET projects that much more successful.

Making "Team Foundation Server" Work!

Team Foundation Server provides development teams with the tools they need to effectively manage source version control, defect and work item tracking, and build management. Administering Team Foundation Sever is no simple task and the sooner your team gets over this hurdle the sooner you’ll be reaping its benefits. This 90 minute presentation will focus on key issues associated with Team Foundation Server administration and functionality, specifically;

  • Team Explorer
  • Post-installation patches
  • Power Toys
  • Customization of Work Items
  • Administration
  • Automatic posting of errors & performance issues
  • Code Policies
  • Continuous Integration Options
  • Security
  • Web Deployment Project Integration

About our Speaker

Wes MacDonald is a senior .NET Architect/Developer and the VP/CTO of Market Object. Wes has been working with Team Foundation Server since its beta release and is currently helping government departments adopt it and the .NET 2.0 Framework as their primary development platform. In addition to his expert skills in .NET, Wes is well versed in Oracle, SQL Server, and J2EE.  He currently focuses on web based e-Commerce applications, web administration applications, and Text searching applications via web services and the web. 

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006
Registration: 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Presentation: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location:

Microsoft’s Glacier Room, 
100 Queen Street, Suite 500, 
World Exchange Plaza, Ottawa, Ontario

Refreshments: Bring your lunch we’ll bring the soft drinks

RSVP for this event by sending an email to events@OttawaCommunity.NET

Learning More About "Team Foundation Server"

Team Foundation Server is a very new product and there’s a lot to learn about it. The following links will help you get up to speed on what’s what. Take a quick look at them and you’ll have a good sense of what Team Foundation Server is all about and what it can do for you in no time.

  • Team Foundation Server Fundamentals: A Look at the Capabilities and Architecture
  • VSTS Tutorial Videos: VSTS is big.  REAL BIG. Needless to say there is a lot of information to learn, and the following videos, produced by LearnVisualStudio.NET should help get you moving in the right direction.
  • Introduction to Team Foundation for Visual SourceSafe Users: Visual SourceSafe is a source control tool for professional software developers. Team Foundation is a change management system that provides integrated source control, issue tracking, and process management for development teams. This topic focuses in on the key differences between the source control features in Visual SourceSafe and Team Foundation.
  • Planning for Team Foundation Server: Whether you are a 5 person micro-ISV or a 3500 person enterprise, Team Foundation Server can help by making collaboration and communication easier than ever. This document was written to help you choose the configuration of Team Foundation Server that is right for you.
  • Buck Hodges Blog: Buck is the development lead for Team Build, the build automation feature of Team Foundation Server.  Prior to that, he worked on Team Foundation Server Version Control for three years.  Most of his contributions were to the version control object model, the tf.exe command line, and general infrastructure.
  • Rob Caron’s Blog: Rob is Content Architect for Visual Studio 2005 Team System. Before that, he was a Programming Writer who wrote documentation for Team System, and before that, the Enterprise editions of Visual Studio .NET. He’s also written articles for MSDN and MSDN Magazine.
  • DotNetRocks: Joel Semeniuk is back with a report on the state of Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server.
  • Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server (180 Day Trial Edition): Team Foundation Server enables great teams to do great work by integrating the most critical aspects of software development.
  • You can download the Team Explorer Client here

About wesmacdonald

Wes MacDonald is a Visual Studio ALM MVP, PSD, MCT and a Principal Consultant for LIKE 10 INC., a SharePoint Server, Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server Consulting Firm providing premium support and guidance services.

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