Application Lifecycle Management and Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010

12-08-2011
We've seen a marked rise in interest around the holistic practice of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), as software development teams are being brought closer together with business process management. Team Foundation Server 2010 is Microsoft's flagship platform for enterprise ALM - find out more here...

We've seen a marked rise in interest around the holistic practice of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), as software development teams are being brought closer together with business process management.

The tools available to govern, develop and maintain code have reached a much greater level of maturity and robustness - incorporating version control & code repository capabilities, test-driven development, continuous integration, through to bug-tracking, and more - and this is certainly true of Microsoft's enterprise development platform, Team Foundation Server 2010 (TFS 2010).

The key message is one of collaboration and communication between all the stakeholders involved in getting your software product delivered.

And because TFS 2010 is built around Visual Studio and the .NET Framework, it will be instantly familiar to .NET developers.

Some of the key benefits of Team Foundation Server 2010:

  • Agile Planning Tools - the Excel Agile Planning workbook enables teams to adopt and implement Agile development methodologies like SCRUM.
  • Real-time reporting - allows for potential problems to be nipped in the bud
  • Integration with Microsoft Project - keep the non-developer stakeholders happy with automated project status updates, and identify ways to improve business processes
  • Synchronisation with Active Directory - simplifying the management of users / roles
  • Unit Testing improvements - easier selection and definition of unit tests
  • Code Repository - maintain control and boost collaboration between all parties with a central managed area for project artifacts.
  • Build Automation - queuing and management of build jobs benefits from the customisable and flexible Windows Workflow Foundation
  • Traceability - maintain standards of QA

Microsoft have improved the setup and scalability of Team Foundation Server, from a simplified wizard to guide small teams through the process of setup and installation, to full-on Network Load Balancing and 64-bit server support for large-scale enterprise rollout.

Our Team Foundation Server 2010 training course is designed to give software developers and architects intensive hands-on experience using the key tools and functionality, with Best Practices and real-world scenarios throughout.

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