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Reporting in TFS by Dipti Chhatrapati

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TFS and reporting

TFS 2013 has a reporting service that you can use to design reports; you can display them on the dashboard in order to show the team's progress in the project's development life cycle. As this book's main focus is on TFS reporting, it's important to understand how data flows in TFS for the reporting service and its architecture.

The reporting architecture

The reporting service is integrated with a SQL server as it has a separate data warehouse to generate reports. The main component of the TFS reporting architecture are:

  • Operational Stores: Every activity in TFS gets stored in relational databases in the SQL server, these are known as operational stores. These mainly contain the TFS configuration and team project collection information. ...

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