TFS 2010 for Administrators

Course Description

This three day course is designed for team members who are responsible for the installation, configuration and administration of Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010. It features an equal mix of lectures and hands-on lab exercises designed to ensure attendees gain the maximum benefit from the course. This course has been designed to equip attendees with a solid knowledge of the many areas that a TFS champion is often called upon to configure and manage. Key topics covered in this course include product installation, security & permissions, reporting, customisation and team build. The course will also highlight many great third party tools that will make your job of managing your TFS server much easier. If you’re responsible for looking after your organisation’s TFS Server then this is the course for you.


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

  • install TFS 2010 in a variety of topologies
  • Configure role based security for team projects


Attendees should be familiar with Visual Studio and the basic use of Team Foundation Server.


Module 1: Introducing Team Foundation Server 2010

  • Overview of the Visual Studio 2010 family
  • Overview of TFS rchitecture
  • Installing and configuring TFS prerequisites
  • Planning a TFS Deployment for different scenarios
  • TFS Installation
Module 2: Migrating to TFS
  • Overview of Migration Options
  • Migrating from Visual SourceSafe
  • Migration vs upgrading
Module 3: Managing TFS instances
  • TFS Server health monitoring
  • Options for external client access
  • TFS Backup and Restore strategies
  • Understanding and troubleshooting client connectivity
Module 4: Creating and managing Team Projects
  • Creating Team Projects
  • Understanding Team Project Collections
  • Deleting Team Projects
Module 5: Managing Security and Permissions
  • Overview of TFS security
  • Configuring security using standard groups
  • Fine-grain security options
  • Troubleshooting security
Module 6: Working with Work Items
  • Overview of Work Item Tracking
  • Creating custom work item queries
  • Configuring alerts
Module 7: Source Control Configuration
  • Create source control folder structures
  • Setting team project wide source control settings
  • Setup and manage workspaces
  • Understanding branching and merging
  • Using the TF command line utility
  • Using the TFS Rollback command
  • Backward compatibility using the MSSCCI provider
Module 8: Managing Process Templates
  • Understanding project templates
  • Basics of template customisation
  • Adding new fields to Work Item Types
  • Adding new Work Item Types
  • Adding new queries and reports
Module 9: Reporting
  • Understanding the Reporting Architecture
  • Adding new reports
  • Creating ad-hoc reports using Excel
  • TFS Warehouse and OLAP Cube overview
Module 10: Team Build
  • Installing and configuring the Build Controller
  • Installing and configuring the Build Agents
  • Understanding Build workflow
  • Adding custom steps to build workflows
Module 11: Useful third party tools
  • Power Tools
  • Third party products

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