TFS 2010 Training Kit is Out!

יום שני, אוגוסט 29, 2011

After an intense three months of work, the training kit that my colleague Yuval Mazor, and I developed for Microsoft has finally been published! You can download it at The training kit is designed to take novices to level 200 knowledge, i.e. to enable users, developers and administrators to competently use the most important features and understand how the various parts work with each other. What Does it Cover? The training kit contains presentations about the following topics: Introduction ...

A Step Towards Distributed Version Control in the Upcoming TFS 11!

יום חמישי, אוגוסט 11, 2011

As previously hinted by Microsoft’s Brian Harry, in a comment on his blog distributed version control (or DVCS) is on the TFS team’s backlog. Now, with last week’s announcement, the upcoming version of TFS will take a step towards distributed VCS. This change comes in the form of a new concept: Local Workspaces. What this means, in simple words, is that rather than having to make all your changes in a TFS approved environment (Visual Studio, Team Explorer, Source Control Explorer, etc.), you will be able to make all your changes (i.e. rename, move, delete and edit files) locally,...
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Our Talk at Sela Dev-Days–ALM Best Practices with TFS 2010

יום שלישי, יוני 28, 2011

Today Yuval Mazor and I gave the talk above in front of ~20 people, as part of the ALM day of Sela Group’s Dev Days 2011. People were quite receptive – and I believe we got them to understand not only how you do things in TFS 2010, but also why. Some of the things we talked about: Best practices for managing software development projects with TFS 2010 What are work items and how to use them (including customizations and links) How to properly build a branching plan...