This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010. The course focuses on the technologies used in Team Foundation Server 2010 and the techniques used to deploy, manage and support Team Foundation Server 2010
This course is intended for novice experienced administrators with either a background in software development or a background in system administration. This course is intended to provide administrators with knowledge to effectively manage and administer TFS 2010.
This course is not intended to provide developers with comprehensive knowledge covering how to use Team Foundation Server to support development, but instead provides administrators with the requisite knowledge to manage Team Foundation Server in a development environment.
Module 1: Introduction to Team Foundation Server Administration
This module introduces the student to the TFS administration process by explaining, in brief, the development process, how TFS supports a development environment and the role of the administrator in supporting the development process. Application Lifecycle Management concepts will be explained and TFS specific terminology will be defined and explained. Students will be introduced to the responsibilities of administering TFS 2010.
Module 2: Planning and Deploying TFS 2010
This module explains how to plan for, install and configure TFS. Students will become familiar with the architectural requirements and options, installation steps and basic TFS topological and configuration options. Instructors will cover the basic knowledge required to deploy TFS and supply foundational information that will be required for successful completion of other modules.
Module 3: Configuration and Operations of TFS 2010
This module explains this basic principles of configuration and operation of TFS 2010. Students will become familiar with the various TFS security groups and permissions, the practice of administering project collections and team projects, and the administrative knowledge required to support Build. Students will also review administrative information on testing and configuring reporting and analysis services.
Module 4: Client Connectivity
This module covers the various clients that can be used to connect to Team Foundation Server 2010. Students will connect to TFS 2010 with Team Explorer, Microsoft Office Excel 2010 and Team Web Access. Students will review the different license requirements, different clients that can be used to connect to TFS and will be able to describe how to configure Visual Studio and Team Explorer for Team Server Proxy.
Module 5: Customization of Team Projects
This module explains how to customize team project workflow, work item features. Students will work with the Team Foundation Server Power Tools and modify the existing project workflow and work items. Students will also create work item queries and modify work item templates.
Module 6: Administering Version Control
This module explains how to administer version control in Team Foundation Server. Students will review the processes for managing workspaces, work with branching and merging, create shelve sets and discuss the 5 key scenarios for using shelvesets.
Module 7: Upgrading, Migrating, and Integration
This module covers the process of upgrading to Team Foundation Server, migrating data to Team Foundation Server and how to integrate Team Foundation Server with other Source Control systems.
Module 8: Advanced Administration
This module explains several different advanced administration topics that expand on concepts covered in previous modules. Students will review the process of installation validation, advanced management of TFS Application and Data Tiers, Rebuilding a warehouse, moving a TFS instance to a new server or new domain, and installing and configuring Team Foundation Server Proxy.
Module 9: Backup, Restore and Monitoring TFS 2010
This module explains how backup and restore Team Foundation Server 2010 and the best practices for monitoring TFS 2010. Students will review the various tools for monitoring TFS 2010 and will review the steps for backing up and restoring TFS in a disaster recovery situation.