Administering Team Foundation Server 2015

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This three-day course provides students with the knowledge and skills to deploy, configure, and manage Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2015 and related software components.

This course is intended for experienced administrators with a background in either software development or system administration. Team leaders, lead developers, and other accidental Team Foundation Server administrators are also encouraged to take this course. This course will also help a student prepare for the relevant Microsoft certification exam.

  1. Learn about TFS editions and components.
  2. Learn about aupported topologies and environments.
  3. Learn about umt-have TFS administration tools.
  4. Learn about hardware and software requirements.
  5. Learn about required service accounts and permissions.
  6. Install Team Foundation Server.
  7. Configure Team Foundation Server.
  8. Manage relevant SQL Server components.
  9. Manage relevant SharePoint components.
  10. Install and using Team Explorer.
  11. Install and using TFS Power Tools.
  12. Learn about team project collecti1ons and team projects.
  13. Use and customize process templates.
  1. Introduction to Team Foundation Server
    1. Introduction to Team Foundation Server
    2. Editions, components, and configurations
    3. Visual Studio Online comparison
    4. TFS support of Application Lifecycle Management
    5. TFS administrator responsibilities and tasks
    6. Must-have tools of a TFS administrator
  2. Planning and Deploying TFS
    1. Planning the deployment
    2. System requirements, software, and accounts
    3. Installing and configuring TFS
    4. Installing Team Explorer
    5. Installing TFS Power Tools
    6. Troubleshooting
  3. Configuring TFS
    1. Administrator roles and tools
    2. Managing team project collections
    3. Managing team projects
    4. Managing process templates
    5. Securing TFS, SharePoint, and SQL Server
    6. Using the community TFS Admin Tool
    7. Renaming and deleting a team project
  4. Client Applications
    1. TFS Client Access Licenses (CAL)
    2. Team Explorer and Team Web Access
    3. Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Project
    4. SharePoint project portal
    5. Command-line and 3rd party tools
  5. Version Control
    1. Overview of Git and TFVC version control systems
    2. Integration with Visual Studio
    3. Setting up and configuring Git version control
    4. Setting up and configuring TFVC version control
    5. Basic and advanced workflows
    6. Controlling access to version control
    7. TF and TFPT command-line tools
    8. TFS Proxy and MSSCCI Provider
    9. TFS Sidekicks
    10. Team Foundation Build
    11. Overview of the Visual Studio 2015 build system
    12. Build agents and agent pools
    13. Creating, queuing, monitoring, and managing a build
    14. Securing the build process
    15. Using gated check-in and private builds
  6. Upgrading, Migrating, and Integrating
    1. Upgrading Team Foundation Server
    2. Standard vs. advanced upgrades
    3. Performing post-upgrade tasks
    4. Migrating work items and version controlled items
    5. Integrating with Team Foundation Server
    6. Custom and 3rd party solutions
  7. Advanced Administration
    1. Monitoring the health of Team Foundation Server
    2. Options for scalability and high availability
    3. Disaster recovery, backup, and restore
    4. Moving Team Foundation Server
    5. Managing the data warehouse
    6. Using PowerShell to manage TFS
  8. Customizing and Extending
    1. Customizing vs. extending
    2. Customizing a process template
    3. Customizing a work item type
    4. Creating and using a global list
    5. Using Witadmin.exe
    6. Using the TFPT Process Editor
    7. Using work item templates
    8. Creating a custom report
    9. Creating a custom check-in policy
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this Team Foundation Server class:

  • Windows Server 2008, 2008R2, or 2012.
  • Windows security and networking basics.
  • SQL Server 2008, 2008R2, or 2012.
  • SharePoint 2007, 2010 or 2013.
  • Visual Studio 2010, 2012, or 2013.
  • Understanding of your organization’s ALM processes and tools.
  • Reading and understanding Visual C# code.
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