Book – Professional Team Foundation Server 2010 from Wrox


I am really pleased to announce that we have finished our new book for Team Foundation Server 2010! I really want to thank all of the authors (Martin Woodward, Grant Holliday, and Brian Keller) as well as all of the technical editors (Mickey Gousset and Steve St. Jean) for all of their hard work that was put into this book over the past ten months. I also wanted to thank Brian Harry for his help by writing a great foreword for the book. We would love for you to get a copy and let us know what you think! It’s really not so much for the royalties but more to let our publisher know that you are interested in future books about Team Foundation Server.

I have some additional information below about the book and I’ll come back and update this blog post as I get even more information.

ISBN: 978-0470943328



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Apple iBooks TBD TBD
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Promotional Code

Web commerce_40percent_64 We are also pretty excited to announce that Wiley has put together a promo code that will allow you to order either the printed copy or the DRM-free PDF copy of the book for 40% off. Here are the details for that promo code: To purchase, call 1-877-762-2974 and mention promo code WPTFS, or go to ( and upon checkout, enter WPTFS in the Promotion Code field. Click the “apply discount” button and finish the checkout process. Offer valid until May 31st, 2011.

Source Code Downloads

We have put together a source code download package and it is available from here:,descCd-DOWNLOAD.html

Sample Chapters

Wrox will have two chapters available to download for free.

Book Description

Authoritative guide to TFS 2010 from a dream team of Microsoft insiders and MVPs!

Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) has evolved until it is now an essential tool for Microsoft s Application Lifestyle Management suite of productivity tools, enabling collaboration within and among software development teams. By 2011, TFS will replace Microsoft s leading source control system, Visual SourceSafe (VSS), resulting in an even greater demand for information about it. Professional Team Foundation Server 2010, written by an accomplished team of Microsoft insiders and Microsoft MVPs, provides the thorough, step-by-step instruction you need to use TFS 2010 efficiently so you can more effectively manage and deliver software products in an enterprise.

  • 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, and more
  • Explains extensibility options and how to write extensions for TFS 2010
  • Helps certification candidates prepare for the Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 certification exam (Exam 70-512)

The clear, programmer-to-programmer Wrox style of Professional Team Foundation Server 2010 will soon have you thoroughly up to speed.


  • Ed Blankenship is an ALM consultant with Notion Solutions and the Microsoft MVP of the Year (Visual Studio ALM & Team Foundation Server)
  • Martin Woodward is a program manager on the Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server product team and a former Microsoft MVP of the Year (Visual Studio Team System & Team Foundation Server)
  • Grant Holliday is a program manager on the Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server product team and a former Microsoft MVP (Visual Studio Team System & Team Foundation Server)
  • Brian Keller is a senior technical evangelist for Microsoft, specializing in Visual Studio, ALM, and Team Foundation Server

Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Brian Harry
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Getting Started
    • Chapter 1: Introducing Team Foundation Server 2010
    • Chapter 2: Planning a Deployment
    • Chapter 3: Installation and Configuration
    • Chapter 4: Connecting to Team Foundation Server
  • Part II: Version Control
    • Chapter 5: Overview of Version Control
    • Chapter 6: Using Team Foundation Version Control
    • Chapter 7: Ensuring Code Quality
    • Chapter 8: Migration from Legacy Version Control Systems
    • Chapter 9: Branching and Merging
    • Chapter 10: Common Version Control Scenarios
  • Part III: Project Management
    • Chapter 11: Introducing Work Item Tracking
    • Chapter 12: Customizing Process Templates
    • Chapter 13: Reporting and SharePoint Dashboards
  • Part IV: Team Foundation Build
    • Chapter 14: Overview of Build Automation
    • Chapter 15: Using Team Foundation Build
    • Chapter 16: Customizing the Build Process
  • Part V: Administration
    • Chapter 17: Introduction to Team Foundation Server Administration
    • Chapter 18: Scalability and High Availability
    • Chapter 19: Disaster Recovery
    • Chapter 20: Security and Privileges
    • Chapter 21: Monitoring Server Health and Performance
    • Chapter 22: Testing and Lab Management
    • Chapter 23: Upgrading from Earlier Versions
    • Chapter 24: Working with Geographically Distributed Teams
    • Chapter 25: Extending Team Foundation Server

Bulk Orders

If you are purchasing in bulk, feel free to contact me using the Contact Me link on my blog and I can get you the details for purchasing bulk orders directly from Wiley.

Ed Blankenship

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 00:18:40 (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
Thanks for sharing
Friday, 25 October 2013 03:53:38 (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
I would like to wish all the compliments for the this new book as it has certain elements that discuss on the subject of authors, technical editors and more on the books.
Friday, 19 December 2014 12:26:35 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Awesome article, I liked it. I have tried to write alot more for my own blog,
I need to go at it again.
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