Session Information

Configuring Your Team Foundation Server Environment For Good Instead of Evil

Much like starting a campfire with gasoline and a flamethrower, installing TFS for managing your software development efforts is relatively easy but can quickly get out of control. Once the gas runs out, you need to keep things going smoothly while reducing the time and effort needed to maintain it. If you find yourself constantly poking at TFS and it requires nearly full-time oversight, YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG! Let me help you. So how DO you configure TFS to support the growing list of needs and demands of your software team over the long haul? How many team project collections do you really need? Which backend SCM system do you choose? Do you create multiple team projects, or one team project to rule them all? Which process templates should you use? How much should you customize? So many questions... There are a lot of things to consider when setting up any ALM system, and making the wrong choices early on can cause major headaches (and HUGE consulting bills) down the road. Join Angela in reviewing best practices, discussing the ins and outs of how to structure your TFS projects, tips and tricks for setting up flexible and low maintenance systems, and get your most burning questions about TFS configuration answered!

200 - Intermediate
ALM Other
Room 027