Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2015 Cookbook


Author: Tarun Arora
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781784391058
Category: Computers
Page: 340
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Over 80 hands-on DevOps and ALM-focused recipes for Scrum Teams to enable the Continuous Delivery of high-quality Software... Faster!About This Book• Release high quality, reliable software quickly through building, testing, and deployment automation• Improve the predictability, reliability, and availability of TFS in your organization by scheduling administration and maintenance activities• Extend, customize, and integrate tools with TFS, enabling your teams to manage their application lifecycles effectivelyWho This Book Is ForThis book is aimed at software professionals including Developers, Testers, Architects, Configuration Analysts, and Release Managers who want to understand the capabilities of TFS to deliver better quality software faster.A working setup of TFS 2015 and some familiarity with the concepts of software life cycle management is assumed.What You Will Learn• Creating a Team Project with Dashboards, Assigning License, Adding users, and Auditing Access• Setting up a Git repository in an existing TFVC-based Team Project• Setting up branch policies and conducting Pull requests with code reviews• Mapping, assigning and tracking work items shared by multiple teams• Setting up and customizing Backlogs, Kanban board, Sprint Taskboard, and dashboards• Creating a Continuous Integration, Continuous Build, and Release Pipeline• Integrating SonarQube with TFBuild to manage Technical Debt• Triggering Selenium Web Tests on a Selenium Test Grid using TFBuild• Using Visual Studio Team Services Cloud load testing capability with new Build framework• Extending and customizing the capabilities of Team Foundation Server using API and Process EditorIn DetailTeam Foundation Server (TFS) allows you to manage code repositories, build processes, test infrastructure, and deploy labs. TFS supports your team, enabling you to connect, collaborate, and deliver on time. Microsoft's approach to Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) provides a flexible and agile environment that adapts to the needs of your team, removes barriers between roles, and streamlines processes.The book introduces you to creating and setting up team projects for scrum teams. You'll explore various source control repositories, branching, and merging activities, along with a demonstration of how to embed quality into every code check-in. Then, you'll discover agile project planning and management tools. Later, emphasis is given to the testing and release management features of TFS which facilitate the automation of the release pipeline in order to create potentially shippable increments.By the end of the book, you'll have learned to extend and customize TFS plugins to incorporate them into other platforms and enable teams to manage the software lifecycle effectively.Style and approachThis book is a recipe-based guide that uses a problem-solution format to call out inefficiencies in the software development lifecycle and then guides you, step-by-step, on how you can use Team Foundation Server to your advantage in those areas.

Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2015 Cookbook


Author: Tarun Arora
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1784396966
Category: Computers
Page: 340
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Over 80 hands-on DevOps and ALM-focused recipes for Scrum Teams to enable the Continuous Delivery of high-quality Software... Faster! About This Book Release high quality, reliable software quickly through building, testing, and deployment automation Improve the predictability, reliability, and availability of TFS in your organization by scheduling administration and maintenance activities Extend, customize, and integrate tools with TFS, enabling your teams to manage their application lifecycles effectively Who This Book Is For This book is aimed at software professionals including Developers, Testers, Architects, Configuration Analysts, and Release Managers who want to understand the capabilities of TFS to deliver better quality software faster. A working setup of TFS 2015 and some familiarity with the concepts of software life cycle management is assumed. What You Will Learn Creating a Team Project with Dashboards, Assigning License, Adding users, and Auditing Access Setting up a Git repository in an existing TFVC-based Team Project Setting up branch policies and conducting Pull requests with code reviews Mapping, assigning and tracking work items shared by multiple teams Setting up and customizing Backlogs, Kanban board, Sprint Taskboard, and dashboards Creating a Continuous Integration, Continuous Build, and Release Pipeline Integrating SonarQube with TFBuild to manage Technical Debt Triggering Selenium Web Tests on a Selenium Test Grid using TFBuild Using Visual Studio Team Services Cloud load testing capability with new Build framework Extending and customizing the capabilities of Team Foundation Server using API and Process Editor In Detail Team Foundation Server (TFS) allows you to manage code repositories, build processes, test infrastructure, and deploy labs. TFS supports your team, enabling you to connect, collaborate, and deliver on time. Microsoft's approach to Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) provides a flexible and agile environment that adapts to the needs of your team, removes barriers between roles, and streamlines processes. The book introduces you to creating and setting up team projects for scrum teams. You'll explore various source control repositories, branching, and merging activities, along with a demonstration of how to embed quality into every code check-in. Then, you'll discover agile project planning and management tools. Later, emphasis is given to the testing and release management features of TFS which facilitate the automation of the release pipeline in order to create potentially shippable increments. By the end of the book, you'll have learned to extend and customize TFS plugins to incorporate them into other platforms and enable teams to manage the software lifecycle effectively. Style and approach This book is a recipe-based guide that uses a problem-solution format to call out inefficiencies in the software development lifecycle and then guides you, step-by-step, on how you can use Team Foundation Server to your advantage in those areas.

Inside the Microsoft Build Engine

Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build
Author: Sayed Hashimi,William Bartholomew
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0735659494
Category: Computers
Page: 624
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As software complexity increases, proper build practices become ever more important. This essential reference—fully updated for Visual Studio 2010—drills inside MSBuild and shows you how to maximize your control over the build and deployment process. Learn how to customize and extend build processes with MSBuild—and scale them to the team, product, or enterprise level with Team Foundation Build.

Visual Studio 2013 Cookbook


Author: Jeff Martin,Richard Banks
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1782171975
Category: Computers
Page: 332
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This book is a practical guide to using Visual Studio 2013 that will help you become familiar with the improvements made over previous versions. Each recipe provides a hands-on approach to the new features with step-by-step instructions on how to increase your productivity. If you are a developer excited about the new features introduced in Visual Studio 2013, then no matter what your programming language of choice is, Visual Studio 2013 Cookbook is for you. You should have a good knowledge of working with previous versions of Visual Studio to enjoy the recipes in this book. This book provides practical examples to help you use Visual Studio 2013 more effectively.

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012

Adopting Agile Software Practices : from Backlog to Continuous Feedback
Author: Sam Guckenheimer,Neno Loje
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780321864871
Category: Computers
Page: 292
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This is the definitive guide to the application of agile development and modern software engineering practices using Visual Studio 2012 * *Focuses on succeeding with new VS 2012 ALM products in real-world environments, with exclusive 'Lessons Learned at Microsoft' *Thoroughly covers VS 2012's new capabilities for team development. *Contains extensive new coverage of implementing Scrum and related practices. *Covers the entire lifecycle: requirements, architecture, construction, build, and test This is the most practical, valuable guide for every member of the software team who intends to run or participate in software projects using Microsoft's Visual Studio 2012 Team Foundation Server (TFS). Written by a top Microsoft Visual Studio development team leader and a leading Visual Studio implementation consultant, it focuses on the real challenges development organizations face. The authors identify powerful lessons and best practices learned at Microsoft, and cover the entire development lifecycle, from requirements gathering through testing and beyond. This edition adds coverage of VS 2012's extensive new team features, as well as new coverage of using TFS to actively support teams that practice Scrum. Throughout, the authors focus on showing how to use TFS to reduce waste, increase transparency, and accelerate the flow of value to the end customer.

Supplement to Inside the Microsoft Build Engine

Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build
Author: Sayed Hashimi,William Bartholomew
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 073567812X
Category: Computers
Page: 118
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Get the supplement that helps you drill even further into MSBuild—and maximize your control over the software build and deployment process. Designed as a companion to the popular book Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build, Second Edition, this supplement extends your knowledge by covering what’s new in Visual Studio 2012 for MSBuild and Team Foundation Build. You’ll also gain a fresh cookbook of examples to help you get productive with UI changes, batching, Team Foundation Server, offline apps, database publishing, and other essential topics. Extends your knowledge of MSBuild with all-new coverage of Visual Studio 2012 Shares additional hands-on insights and guidance from two expert authors Provides a cookbook of examples to study and reuse

Agile Project Management using Team Foundation Server 2015


Author: Joachim Rossberg
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1484218701
Category: Computers
Page: 189
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This book will help you get started with agile project management using Microsoft’s latest releases of its market-leading Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2015, and Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). The book demonstrates agile concepts and how to implement them using TFS/VSTS. Many organizations are using agile practices today. Agility has become a key enabler for running better projects with more successful end results and high quality output. At the same time, adoption of TFS/VSTS has increased dramatically, from being just a new version control system in the very beginning to becoming the fully-featured market leader it is today. In order to benefit the most from agile practices you need an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) toolset that supports your way of working. With TFS/VSTS, Microsoft has provided a powerful tool that is very customizable. This book shows you how you can use TFS/VSTS to implement many agile practices and how they fit into a well-thought-out ALM implementation. The book also shows how an agile product owner can work with TFS/VSTS to setup an agile project from scratch and how to continue using TFS/VSTS throughout the whole project to track progress, create and refine the backlog, and work with Kanban and Scrum Task boards. Keeping track of progress is important in any project. TFS/VSO includes many tools which will help you to track key metrics in an agile project. Many useful reports are available out of the box, and the TFS extensibility offers several ways to further customize reporting to fit your needs. What You Will Learn: Agile Concepts and Processes How TFS/VSO supports agile processes end to end How you can customize TFS/VSO to better support your processes How to set up an agile project from scratch and manage it over its lifecycle

Essentials of Administering Team Foundation Server 2015

Using TFS 2015 to accelerate your software development
Author: Gary Gauvin
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1484205715
Category: Computers
Page: 188
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This book covers the critical as well as the less obvious aspects of managing Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2015 in a variety of development and test environments. Coverage includes basic installation, initial configuration, maintenance, and common trouble shooting techniques, sizing, and performance considerations. Essentials of Administering Team Foundation Server 2015 explains how TFS can help you incorporate source control in your development environment. You'll learn how to set up TFS to match how you develop software. The book covers using TFS in the whole development process, along with practical advice on how to use its features effectively to get up to speed quickly. In addition, the author dives into using TFS in your team covering subjects like setting up accounts for different roles, manage users, and groups--plus what you need to know about TFS security and running a secure team. No discussion of a centralized system like TFS would be complete without learning how to back up and restore it, and the author covers what you will need to know to maintain your TFS including the backup and restore details required to properly plan for disaster recovery. The book details what you need to know about TFS functionality in creating and setting up collections and projects, how to manage the build process with Team Build (including setting it up and deploying build server and agents), using templates to speed up the creation of builds, building multi-platform solutions, and testing. In this book, you’ll learn how to: Plan, install, and configure TFS Secure your TFS environment Plan and manage source control with TFS Manage the development process with TFS Manage the build process Test with TFS

Beginning Build and Release Management with TFS 2017 and VSTS

Leveraging Continuous Delivery for Your Business
Author: Chaminda Chandrasekara
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1484228111
Category: Computers
Page: 559
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Master build and release management with Team Foundation Service and Visual Studio Team Services to facilitate the continuous delivery of software updates to your development team. You'll receive detailed, practical guidance on automating website deployments in Azure App Service, database deployments to Azure platform, Micro Services deployments in Azure Service Fabric, and more. Each deployment is structured with the aid of hands-on lessons in a given target environment designed to empower your teams to achieve successful DevOps. This book provides lessons on how to optimize build release management definitions using capabilities, such as task groups. With the help of practical scenarios, you’ll also learn how to diagnose and fix issues in automated builds and deployments. You’ll see how to enhance the capability of build and release management, using team services/TFS Marketplace extensions and writing your own extensions for any missing functionality via hands-on lessons. What You Will Learn Automate deployment to Azure platform, including Web App Service, Azure SQL and Azure Service Fabric Test automation integration with builds and deployments Perform Dynamic CRM deployment handling and package management with TFS/VSTS Examine requirement to production delivery traceability in practical terms Review cross platform build/deployment capabilities of TFS/VSTS. Who This Book Is For Build/Release Engineers, Configuration Managers, Software Developers, Test Automation Engineers, System Engineers, Software Architects and System/Production Support Engineers or anyone who handles and involves in the software delivery process.

Professional Team Foundation Server 2012


Author: Ed Blankenship,Martin Woodward,Grant Holliday,Brian Keller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118604520
Category: Computers
Page: 792
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A comprehensive guide to using Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2012 Team Foundation Server has become the leading Microsoft productivity tool for software management, and this book covers what developers need to know to use it effectively. Fully revised for the new features of TFS 2012, it provides developers and software project managers with step-by-step instructions and even assists those who are studying for the TFS 2012 certification exam. You'll find a broad overview of TFS, thorough coverage of core functions, a look at extensibility options, and more, written by Microsoft insiders and MVPs. An update of the leading Wrox book on Team Foundation Server, written by an expert team of Microsoft insiders and MVPs Provides a broad overview of Team Foundation Server for developers, software project managers, testers, business analysts, and others wanting to learn how to use TFS Offers administrators the necessary tools to efficiently monitor and manage the TFS environment Covers core TFS functions including project management, work item tracking, version control, test case management, build automation, reporting, and how to write extensions for TFS 2012 Professional Team Foundation Server 2012 builds on the proven Wrox Professional formula to give you a solid background in this software management tool.

Team Foundation Server 2012 Starter


Author: Jakob Ehn
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1849688397
Category: Computers
Page: 72
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This Starter guide is a short, sharp introduction to Team Foundation Server 12, covering everything you need to get up and running. If you are a developer, project lead, tester, or IT administrator working with Team Foundation Server 2012 this guide will get you up to speed quickly and with minimal effort.

Azure Serverless Computing Cookbook


Author: Praveen Kumar Sreeram
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1788392590
Category: Computers
Page: 332
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Over 50 recipes to help you build applications hosted on Serverless architecture using Azure Functions. About This Book Enhance Azure Functions with continuous deployment using Visual Studio Team Services Learn to deploy and manage cost-effective and highly available serverless applications using Azure Functions This recipe-based guide will teach you to build a robust serverless environment Who This Book Is For If you are a Cloud administrator, architect, or developer who wants to build scalable systems and deploy serverless applications with Azure functions, then this book is for you. Prior knowledge and hands-on experience with core services of Microsoft Azure is required. What You Will Learn Develop different event-based handlers supported by serverless architecture supported by Microsoft Cloud Platform – Azure Integrate Azure Functions with different Azure Services to develop Enterprise-level applications Get to know the best practices in organizing and refactoring the code within the Azure functions Test, troubleshoot, and monitor the Azure functions to deliver high-quality, reliable, and robust cloud-centric applications Automate mundane tasks at various levels right from development to deployment and maintenance Learn how to develop statefulserverless applications and also self-healing jobs using DurableFunctions In Detail Microsoft provides a solution to easily run small segment of code in the Cloud with Azure Functions. Azure Functions provides solutions for processing data, integrating systems, and building simple APIs and microservices. The book starts with intermediate-level recipes on serverless computing along with some use cases on benefits and key features of Azure Functions. Then, we'll deep dive into the core aspects of Azure Functions such as the services it provides, how you can develop and write Azure functions, and how to monitor and troubleshoot them. Moving on, you'll get practical recipes on integrating DevOps with Azure functions, and providing continuous integration and continous deployment with Visual Studio Team Services. It also provides hands-on steps and tutorials based on real-world serverless use cases, to guide you through configuring and setting up your serverless environments with ease. Finally, you'll see how to manage Azure functions, providing enterprise-level security and compliance to your serverless code architecture. By the end of this book, you will have all the skills required to work with serverless code architecture, providing continuous delivery to your users. Style and approach This recipe-based guide explains the different features of Azure Function by taking a real-world application related to a specific domain. You will learn how to implement automation and DevOps and discover industry best practices to develop applications hosted on serverless architecture using Azure functions.

DevOps on the Microsoft Stack


Author: Wouter de Kort
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1484214463
Category: Computers
Page: 288
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This book tells you everything you need to know to help your organization implement DevOps on the Microsoft platform. You will learn how to use Visual Studio, Visual Studio Team Services, and Azure to implement a complete DevOps process in your company. You will learn about Agile Project Management, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Technical Debt Management, Automatic Testing and Monitoring, and see how all these areas fit together. DevOps is important for organizations that want to make the best use of their resources and avoid costly mistakes. Teams that embrace DevOps deploy code up to 30 times more frequently than their competition and less than 50% of their deployments fail according to Puppet Labs State of DevOps survey. DevOps on the Microsoft Stack shows you how to help your organization implement DevOps, covering the tooling they will need and how to make everything work together while following best practices. The focus is not only on technology but also on the cultural issues that teams will face when implementing DevOps. The author’s goal is to not only show you which tooling there is but help you to successfully use everything together to implement DevOps in your projects and organization. In this book, you'll learn: What DevOps is and how it can help development teams How to use Visual Studio, Visual Studio Team Services, and Azure to setup a DevOps process How to introduce DevOps to your organization and how to overcome problems

Professional Team Foundation Server 2013


Author: Steven St. Jean,Damian Brady,Ed Blankenship,Martin Woodward,Grant Holliday
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118836316
Category: Computers
Page: 912
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Team Foundation Server is now for everyone! Team Foundation Server is an integral part of Microsoft's Application Lifecycle Management suite for managing and delivering software projects. The 2013 update has opened up TFS for everyone by expanding capabilities to support iOS, MacOS, Android, and Java development. Professional Team Foundation Server 2013 covers the latest updates for Agile Project Management, Test-Case Management, Release Management, and shows new users the TFS workflow for managing and delivering products. The authors leverage their positions as MVP Microsoft insiders to guide you step-by-step through all things TFS, as well as help prepare you for the Team Foundation Server Certification Exam. Provides a broad overview of Team Foundation Server for developers, software project managers, testers, business analysts, and others wanting to learn how to use TFS Gives TFS administrators the tools they need to efficiently monitor and manage the TFS environment Covers core TFS functions including project management, work item tracking, version control, test case management, build automation, reporting Explains extensibility options and how to write extensions for TFS Helps certification candidates prepare for the Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2013 certification exam Professional Team Foundation Server 2013 is the ultimate guide to mastering this invaluable developer's tool.

Continuous Delivery with Visual Studio ALM 2015


Author: Mathias Olausson,Jakob Ehn
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 148421272X
Category: Computers
Page: 368
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This book is the authoritative source on implementing Continuous Delivery practices using Microsoft’s Visual Studio and TFS 2015. Microsoft MVP authors Mathias Olausson and Jakob Ehn translate the theory behind this methodology and show step by step how to implement Continuous Delivery in a real world environment. Building good software is challenging. Building high-quality software on a tight schedule can be close to impossible. Continuous Delivery is an agile and iterative technique that enables developers to deliver solid, working software in every iteration. Continuous delivery practices help IT organizations reduce risk and potentially become as nimble, agile, and innovative as startups. In this book, you'll learn: What Continuous Delivery is and how to use it to create better software more efficiently using Visual Studio 2015 How to use Team Foundation Server 2015 and Visual Studio Online to plan, design, and implement powerful and reliable deployment pipelines Detailed step-by-step instructions for implementing Continuous Delivery on a real project

Visual Studio 2015 Cookbook


Author: Jeff Martin
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1785885936
Category: Computers
Page: 368
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Over 50 new and improved recipes to put Visual Studio 2015 to work in your crucial development projects About This Book Get to grips with all the new Visual Studio 2015 features regardless of your preferred programming language Apply Visual Studio to all areas of development: writing, debugging, and application lifecycle maintenance Straightforward and hands-on advice for building both Windows and Android apps Who This Book Is For If you are a developer excited about the new features introduced in Visual Studio 2015, then no matter what your programming language of choice is, Visual Studio 2015 Cookbook is for you. You should have a good knowledge of working with previous versions of Visual Studio to benefit from the recipes in this book. What You Will Learn Customize the editor's new abilities to fit your development style Create apps for Windows Use Visual Studio to debug parallel and concurrent programs Integrate .NET Framework 4.6 effectively Put TypeScript to work in your web applications Develop modern C++11 with Visual Studio 2015 Protect and manage your source code with Team Foundation Server In Detail Visual Studio 2015 is the premier tool for developers targeting the Microsoft platform. Learning how to effectively use this technology can enhance your productivity while simplifying your most common tasks, allowing you more time to focus on your project. Visual Studio 2015 is packed with improvements that increase productivity, and this book walks you through each one in succession to help you smooth your workflow and get more accomplished. From customization and the interface to code snippets and debugging, the Visual Studio upgrade expands your options — and this book is your fast-track guide to getting on board quickly. Visual Studio 2015 Cookbook will introduce you to all the new areas of Visual Studio and how they can quickly be put to use to improve your everyday development tasks. With this book, you will learn not only what VS2015 offers, but what it takes to put it to work for your projects. Style and approach This book is a practical guide to using Visual Studio 2015 and will help you become familiar with the improvements made in previous versions. Each recipe provides a hands-on approach to the new features with step-by-step instructions on how to increase your productivity.

Extending Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations Cookbook


Author: Simon Buxton
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 178646330X
Category: Computers
Page: 442
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Have the best tools at your fingertips to extend and maximize the efficiency of your business management About This Book Follow practical and easy-to-grasp examples, illustrations and coding to make the most out of Dynamics 365 for Operations in your business scenario Extend Dynamics 365 for Operations in a cost-effective manner by using tools you already have Solve common business problems with the valuable features of Dynamics 365 for Operations Who This Book Is For This book is for those who are getting to grips with Dynamics 365 for Operations developers or those migrating from C# development. The guide includes information essential for new and experienced Dynamics 365 for Operations developers. What You Will Learn Create enumerated and extended data types Understand the importance of using patterns and frameworks while creating a unique concept for your solution Service and deploy your code and packages to improve performance Write and perform unit tests to automate the testing process Design your security model and policies to provide code access privileges Construct the UI and business logic to add Power BI to dashboards In Detail Dynamics 365 for Operations is the ERP element of Microsoft's new Dynamics 365 Enterprise Edition. Operations delivers the infrastructure to allow businesses to achieve growth and make better decisions using scalable and contemporary ERP system tools. This book provides a collection of “recipes” to instruct you on how to create—and extend—a real-world solution using Operations. All key aspects of the new release are covered, and insights into the development language, structure, and tools are discussed in detail. New concepts and patterns that are pivotal to elegant solution designs are introduced and explained, and readers will learn how to extend various aspects of the system to enhance both the usability and capabilities of Operations. Together, this gives the reader important context regarding the new concepts and the confidence to reuse in their own solution designs. This “cookbook” provides the ingredients and methods needed to maximize the efficiency of your business management using the latest in ERP software—Dynamics 365 for Operations. Style and approach The book takes a practical recipe-based approach, focusing on real-world scenarios and giving you all the information you need to build a strong Dynamics 365 for Operations implementation.

Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook


Author: Gill Cleeren,Kevin Dockx
Publisher: Packt Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781847199843
Category: Computers
Page: 476
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Written in a cookbook style, this book offers learning and techniques through recipes. It contains step-by-step instructions for developers who want to build rich data-driven business applications using Silverlight. The book is designed in such a way that you can refer to things chapter by chapter, or read them in no particular order. If you are a .NET developer who wants to build professional data-driven applications with Sliverlight, then this book is for you. Basic experience of programming Silverlight and familiarity with accessing data using ADO.NET in normal .NET applications is required.

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012

Adopting Agile Software Practices: From Backlog to Continuous Feedback
Author: Sam Guckenheimer,Neno Loje
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 0133119181
Category: Computers
Page: 320
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Use Visual Studio® Team Foundation Server 2012 and Agile Methods to Deliver Higher Value Software Faster This is the definitive guide to applying agile development and modern software engineering practices with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012—Microsoft’s complementary Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) platform. Written by the Microsoft Visual Studio product owner and a long-time Team Foundation Server implementation specialist, it focuses on solving real development challenges, systematically eliminating waste, improving transparency, and delivering better software more quickly and painlessly. Coverage includes • Accelerating the “flow of value” to customers, with a transparent backlog, PowerPoint Storyboarding, VS 2012 feedback requests, and a “usability lab” right into your customers’ hands • Driving quality upstream to uncover hidden architectural patterns, ensure cleaner code, fix multiple recurring “cloned” bugs at once, ensure the definition of done with continuous integration and deployment in a reliable build process • Eliminating “no repro” bugs with VS 2012’s six powerful mechanisms for more accurate fault identification and use of virtualized test environments • Using Scrum or other Agile methods with Process Templates effectively across distributed teams in large organization by automating burndowns and dashboards to identify “early warning signals” of emerging problems with quality or maintainability • Staying in the groove by storing the state of your work and environment with shelvesets, to let you handle interruptions smoothly • Leveraging VS 2012’s new support for multiple Microsoft and open source unit testing frameworks in your IDE and continuous integration pipeline • Performing exploratory testing to uncover bugs in surprising places and testing immersive Windows 8 apps • Rapidly improving team development and collaboration with the hosted Team Foundation Service Whatever your development role, this book will help you apply modern software development practices using Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 to focus on what really matters: building soft­ware that begins delivering exceptional value sooner and keeps delighting customers far into the future.