Team Foundation Server 2017 and Visual Studio Team Services offer many features to help make developers more productive. This 2-day course has been designed for developers wanting to work efficiently with Team Foundation Server 2017 or Visual Studio Team Services. All examples are shown using Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC).
The course starts by getting developers familiar with the product suite before creating a new Team Project to organize their work. We then move onto Work Item Tracking, which is where requirements, tasks, bugs, and more are defined and tracked throughout the project.
The central part of the course provides a deep dive into version control topics that are vital to a developer’s day-to-day work. This includes how to branch and merge following best practices before moving into unit testing and code quality features. We will examine the new build system and how to configure continuous integration (CI), and the final topic in the course looks at the new Package Management features introduced in TFS 2017 to allow teams to easily reuse packages across their applications.
At the completion of this course, attendees will be able to:
Create, configure, and manage team projects
Use Team Explorer to navigate project content
Manage work using work items, including how to configure links correctly
Use work items such as Task and Bug to provide traceability
Create and customize work item queries to find and organize work
Set up and manage their own custom alerts (notifications)
Understand core version concepts and how they apply to TFS or VSTS
Use the Source Control Explorer
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
Work with unit tests and the Test Explorer window
Use Code Metrics and Static Code Analysis
Use the new build system and configure Continuous Integration
Improve team collaboration using Package Management
Module 1 - Introducing the Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 Family
What’s new in Visual Studio 2017
Overview of the Visual Studio 2017 family
Overview of product features
A lap around Visual Studio Team Services
Project workflow across the Visual Studio 2017 suite of products
Module 2 - Organizing Work in Team Projects
Understanding team projects and team project collections
Selecting a process template
Creating team projects
Using Teams to manage work
Module 3 - Understanding and Using Work Items
Overview of work items
Traceability between work items
Creating custom queries
Work item tagging
Configuring project alerts and notifications
Module 4 - TFS Version Control Concepts
Version Control in Visual Studio
Version Control terminology
A closer look at workspaces
Changesets and shelvesets
Module 5 - Using Team Foundation Version Control
The Source Control Explorer
Getting code into TFVC
Understanding the Pending Changes experience
Linking changesets to work items
Locking files in TFVC
Module 6 - Configuring an Effective Version Control Environment
Working with workspaces
Setting team project-wide source control settings
Backward compatibility using the MSSCCI provider
Module 7 - Effective Branching and Merging
Defining a branching strategy
How to branch
Branch visualization and tracking changes
Merging and resolving conflicts
Custom differencing tools
Module 8 - Unit Testing and Code Quality Tools
Unit testing in Visual Studio
Visual Studio Test Explorer
Static Code Analysis
Module 9 - Build and Continuous Integration
Understanding build infrastructure
Creating new build definition
Running tests as part of your build
Extending builds using scripts
Module 10 - Package Management
Overview of Package Management in TFS/VSTS
Consuming packages in Visual Studio
Publishing packages to Package Management
Creating a CI/CD pipeline for your packages
This course is designed for all Visual Studio 2017 developers who are starting work in a team with either Visual Studio Team Services or Team Foundation Server. The course focuses on features common to both the professional and enterprise editions of Visual Studio 2017.
Attendees should have some familiarity with Visual Studio and either Visual Basic or C#.
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