Posts Tagged - TFS2017

Upgrade your TFS administration skills to TFS 2017 today

With the release of Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2017 announced at the Connect(); // 2016 conference in mid-November, organisations are now looking at upgrading to the latest version.

The new version of TFS brings many major benefits to teams including:

  • Package Management

    Create and manage private NuGet feeds.

  • Code Search

    Search all the code across your project collection easily.

  • Agile planning improvements

    new form, following work items, live updates, better notifications, …

  • Git improvements

    Hugely upgraded pull request experience, iterative reviews, squash merge, …

  • Build improvements

    Java build templates, Xamarin build tasks, Docker support, …

  • Release management improvement

    Support for ARM templates, task groups, manual approval task, scheduled releases, …

  • Test improvements

    10X more compact test results storage, lots of manual testing improvements, test reporting and traceability improvements, …

To help TFS administrators upskill their knowledge to help plan, upgrade and configure TFS 2017, we’ve created a brand new course specifically for existing administrators.

Introducing Updating Your TFS Administration Skills for TFS 2017, a 2-day training course for experienced TFS administrators.

At the completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • enable new features in TFS 2017 as required
  • plan their migration to the latest version of TFS
  • configure Package Management and set security on feeds
  • install, configure, and optimise the new Code Search feature
  • troubleshoot issues with Code Search
  • understand the latest improvements to Build and Release from an admin perspective
  • install extensions from the Visual Studio Marketplace
  • understand how to install internally developed TFS extensions
  • understand the new process template model
  • implement work item customisations
  • understand and configure new permissions

Find out more about this course and review the course outline now. (PDF)

If you’re new to TFS administration, we also have a 4-day “TFS 2017 Configuration and Administration” course featuring comprehensive coverage of all administration tasks.

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Presenting at the Microsoft Developer Event 2016 in Sydney

Satya in Sydney

Yesterday, I had the privilege to be one of the presenters at a half-day developer event in Sydney, Australia. The event included an opening keynote by Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella who spoke about empowering developers to shape the future with an intelligent cloud platform and artificial intelligence.

This was probably the biggest audience I have presented to to-date with over 1,300 developers registered to attend the event.

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The focus of my presentation was DevOps using Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server 2017 (TFS). Here are some links to more information on some of the topics I demonstrated.

At the Microsoft Connect(); 2016 conference in New York today, Microsoft announced the immediate availability of TFS 2017. You can find the download links on Brian Harry’s blog post.

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