TFS 2018 Configuration & Administration

This 4-day deep dive course is designed for team members who are responsible for the installation, configuration, and administration of Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2018. This course teaches not only the technical know-how to successfully run your TFS infrastructure, but also best practices based on industry experience.

Retail Price: $3,300.00

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This course combines both technical presentations as well as hands-on lab exercises designed to ensure attendees gain a solid, practical understanding of how to administer TFS 2018 in modern work environments.
Key topics covered in this course include product installation, configuring security & permissions, reporting, customisation, and installing extensions from the Visual Studio marketplace. The course also covers both build and release management and how to configure environments to support modern DevOps best practices.

Module 1 – Introducing the Microsoft Visual Studio family
  What’s new in Visual Studio
  Overview of the Visual Studio family
  Overview of product features
  A lap around Visual Studio Team Services
  Project workflow across the Visual Studio suite of products
Module 2 – Planning a TFS 2018 Deployment
  Overview of TFS architecture
  Planning a TFS deployment
  An overview of product licensing
  SharePoint and Project Server integration
Module 3 – Installing TFS
  Installing and configuring TFS prerequisites
  TFS installation
  Installing Code Search
  Optimising your Code Search deployment
Module 4 – Upgrading to TFS 2018
  Understanding upgrades and updates
  In-place vs migration-based upgrades
  Performing your upgrade
Module 5 – Managing TFS Instances
  Using the TFS Administration Console
  Configuring SMTP support for TFS
  TFS server health monitoring
  Changing service accounts
  Viewing installed updates
Module 6 – TFS Backup and Restore
  TFS Backup and Restore strategies
  Understanding the TFS databases
  Creating a backup schedule
  The restore process
  Refreshing the client data cache
Module 7 – Creating and Managing Team Projects
  Planning your projects and collections
  Creating Team Project Collections
  Creating Team Projects
  Creating Project Welcome pages
  Renaming and deleting Team Projects
Module 8 – Configuring Team Project Level Security
  Overview of TFS security
  Configuring security using standard groups
  Setting user access levels for your server
  Understanding and configuring Teams
Module 9 – Advanced Security and Permissions
  Fine-grain security options
  TFS server level permissions
  Setting permissions at the Team Project Collection level
  Restricting access in TFS
  Using command line tools for managing security
Module 10 – Source Control Configuration
  Setting project-wide source control settings
  Understanding workspaces
  Using the TFS command line utility
  Using the TFS Rollback command
  Using the TFS Proxy to improve performance
  Backward compatibility using the MSSCCI provider
Module 11 – Installing and managing extensions
  Introducing the Visual Studio Marketplace
  Installing extensions from the Marketplace
  Managing extension requests
  Paid extensions and understanding billing
Module 12 – Work Items
  Overview of work items
  Creating custom queries
  Work item charting and pinning charts
  Work item tagging
  Configuring and managing notifications
Module 13 – Managing Process Templates
  Understanding process templates
  Basics of template customisation
  Adding new fields to Work Item Types
  Updating forms for new and legacy clients
  Updating an upgraded Team Project
Module 14 – Reporting
  Understanding the reporting architecture
  Adding new reports
  Creating ad-hoc reports using Excel
  TFS Warehouse and OLAP Cube overview
Changing the Data Warehouse and Analysis Services Cube processing frequency
  Rebuild the Data Warehouse and Analysis Services Cube
Module 15 – Configuring build and release infrastructure
  Overview of build and release infrastructure
  Creating agent pools and queues
  Installing and configuring agents
  Scaling your agent pool infrastructure
  Overview of non-Windows agents

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