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Professional Team Foundation Server 2010 by Brian Keller, Grant Holliday, Martin Woodward, Ed Blankenship

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Chapter 1. Introducing Team Foundation Server 2010

WHAT'S IN THIS CHAPTER?

  • Getting to know Team Foundation Server 2010

  • Understanding what's new in Team Foundation Server 2010

  • Acquiring Team Foundation Server 2010

This chapter introduces you to Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010. Here you will learn what it is for, the key concepts needed when using it, and how to acquire Team Foundation Server.

For those who are already familiar with Team Foundation Server from previous versions, the discussion in this chapter highlights areas that are new or have changed substantially. However, because understanding the legacy of a technology is always helpful, this chapter also includes some of the history of the Team Foundation Server product, which will help explain how it became what it is today.

Later chapters in this book will go into more depth with an examination of the architecture of the Team Foundation Server product.

WHAT IS TEAM FOUNDATION SERVER?

Developing software is difficult — a fact that is repeatedly proven by how many projects fail. An essential factor in the success of any software development team is how well the members of the team communicate with each other, as well as with the people who wanted the software developed in the first place.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server provides the core collaboration functionality for your software development teams in a very tightly integrated product. The functionality provided by Team Foundation Server includes ...

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