TFS 2015 Developer Fundamentals - TFVC

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 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 (TFVC) rather than GIT 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 version control topics that are central to a developer's day to day work. This includes defining a branching model for the team and how to branch and merge following best practices. 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.

2 Days/Lecture & Lab

This course is designed for all Visual Studio 2015 developers who are starting work in a team with either Visual Studio Online or Team Foundation Server. The course focuses on features common to both the professional and enterprise editions of Visual Studio 2015.

  • Introducing the Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Family
  • Creating and Configuring Team Projects
  • Understanding and Using Work Items
  • TFS Version Control Concepts
  • Using Team Foundation Version Control
  • Configuring an Effective Version Control Environment
  • Branching and Merging
  • Unit Testing and Code Quality Tools
  • Build Automation
  • Team Collaboration

Attendees should have some familiarity with Visual Studio.


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