Team Foundation Server 2015 and Visual Studio Online offer many features to help make a developer more productive. Unfortunately, developers who are self-taught, or those who are moving to TFS/VSO from version control-only products often fail to gain the full benefit from this product.
This two-day course has been designed for developers wanting to work efficiently with Team Foundation Server 2015 or Visual Studio Online. It focuses on Team Foundation Version Control (Git) rather than TFVC for version control.
This course starts by getting developers familiar with the product suite before they create a new team project to organize their work. We then move on to 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 Git version control topics that are central to a developer’s day to day work. This includes configuring a Git environment, day-to-day use of Git, and branching in Git. We also look at Git workflows and how to administer Git.
The course then examines unit testing and code quality features before moving on to the new build automation introduced in the 2015 product release. The final module of the course examines features designed to improve team collaboration, such as Team Rooms and Code Review.
Product and Version Compatibility
- Team Foundation Server or Visual Studio Online: This course is equally applicable for teams using either Visual Studio Online or on-premises Team Foundation Server.
- Previous versions of Team Foundation Server: Much of this course is suitable for attendees currently using the previous 2013 product version. The module covering the new Build system will not be directly relevant for users of TFS 2013, but it will provide great insight into the 2015 version for when they choose to upgrade.