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MS-6215A - Implementing and Administering Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server

Elements of this syllabus are subject to change.

This two-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to implement and administer Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server. The course focuses on installation and configuration details, team projects, work items, version control, Team Build, and reporting.

Course #6215A can be offered as a standalone module or with the survey course, #6214A. The two courses combined would make it a five day ILT.

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The target audience is expected to meet the following prerequisites:
  • VS 2008 Team System 200 level knowledge and skills.
  • Familiarity with VSTS SKU’s and basic features or with concepts taught in Course# 6214A.
  • Experience using Virtual PC software, Visual Studio IDE, Windows SharePoint Services 2.0, and SQL Reporting Services.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Windows operating system.
  • Experience with previous versions of Microsoft Visual Studio.
  • Some experience with a .NET language (VB.NET/C#).
  • Experience working in a software development team.

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Installing and Configuring Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)

Planning a TFS Deployment
Planning a TFS Installation
Installing TFS
Validating Installation
Configuring TFS Components

Module 2: Administering Team Foundation Server Instances and Team Projects

Managing a TFS Instance
Managing Team Projects
Configuring Authorization and Security for TFS
Managing TFS Users and Groups
Managing TFS Health and Availability
Selecting a Disaster Recovery Plan for TFS

Module 3: Administering and Customizing Process Templates

Managing Methodology Templates
Managing Process Guidance
Administering Process Templates
Creating Work Item Query Language (WIQL) Queries
Modifying Work Item Types
Modifying a Work Item Type Workflow

Module 4: Administering Team Foundation Server Version Control

Setting up Team Foundation Version Control
Working with Team Foundation Version Control
Advanced Functionality of Version Control
Team Foundation Version Control Extensibility

Module 5: Administering Team Foundation Build

Introducing Team Foundation Build
Configuring Team Foundation Build Definitions
Running a Team Build
Extending Microsoft Team Build

Module 6: Managing Team Project and Reporting

Overview of Reporting
Architectural Components of Reporting
Process Template Design for Reporting
Managing Reports
Creating Custom Team System Reports
Troubleshooting the Data Warehouse