This two day course is designed to get your team working efficiently with Visual Studio 2013 as quickly as possible. The course focuses primarily on providing the skills and knowledge to use the features provided by Team Foundation Server 2013 including Work Item Tracking and Version Control.
The course introduces the various components that make up Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 and the benefits of an integrated Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) suite. You will learn how to create and configure a Team Project and manage work efficiently using linked Work Items and customised queries.
The second major focus of the course examines how to use the version control system to check-in/check-out, branch, merge, shelve and much more. We cover workspaces and explain when to choose local and when to choose server workspaces.
This course looks at some of the code quality features in Visual Studio 2013 including the Visual Studio Test Explorer and the Code Review features. This course includes hands-on labs to reinforce practical skills and ensure you’re ready to use the tools on your return to your workplace.
At the completion of this course, attendees will be able to:
Create, configure and manage Team Projects
Use the Team Explorer to navigate project content
Manage work using Work Items including configuring links correctly
Use work items such as Task and Bug to provide traceability
Create and customise Work Item Queries to find and organise work
Setup and manage their own custom TFS alerts (notifications)
Configure source control folder structures
Use the version control system effectively including branching and workspaces
Use the MSSCCI provider to enable backward compatibility for maintaining legacy code
Use the code quality features in Visual Studio 2013 including Test Explorer and Code Reviews
Use Code Clone Analysis to help reduce technical debt
Use the new Team Room feature to improve team collaboration
Utilise the Project Portal to store project artefacts and link them to Work Items
View the built-in reports available in TFS 2013
Use multiple client interfaces including TWA, Team Explorer and Microsoft Office
Module 2: Managing and tracking work using Work Items
Introduction to Work Items
Creating Work Items
Linking Work Items to provide traceability
Creating and using custom Work Item Queries
Module 3: Effective use of TFS Version Control
Create source control folder structures
Setting team project wide source control settings
Setup and manage workspaces
Changesets and Shelving
Understanding branching and merging
Backward compatibility using the MSSCCI provider
Module 4: Branching and Merging
Defining a branching strategy
How to branch
Branch visualisation and tracking changes
Merging and resolving conflicts
Custom differencing tools
Module 5: Unit Testing and Code Quality Tools
Unit Testing in Visual Studio
Visual Studio Test Explorer
Code Clone Analysis
Module 6: Code Reviews
Requesting a code review
Responding to a request for code review
Providing code review feedback
Module 7: Team Collaboration using Team Rooms
Introducing Team Rooms
Team Room Communication
Managing Team Room users
Managing Team Room events
Module 8: Build automation using Team Build
Understanding Build infrastructure
MSBuild vs Team Build
Creating build definitions
Understanding Build workflow
Module 9: Putting the Project Portal to best use
Using the Project Portal
Storing project documents in the document library
Linking documents to Work Items
Module 10: A quick look at TFS reports
A lap of available reports in TFS
Creating an adhoc report in Excel
This event is designed primarily for team members with current Visual Studio development skills.
Attendees should be familiar with Visual Studio and the basic use of Team Foundation Server.
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