Getting most out of TFS2013

TFS is a powerful tool for many things including Work Item Tracking, Source Control and more. But what can you do when the standard templates just don't fit your needs? Every team is different. Did you know that it is actually pretty easy to customize many parts of TFS to fit your team’s process? I've recently upgraded an entire IT department’s source control and work item tracking from TFS 2008 to TFS 2013. During the process I customized many facets of TFS. In this talk, I'll share what I learned along the way. When we are done, you'll be set to start getting the most from TFS.

Speaker: Andy Schwam


Andy Schwam is a Microsoft C# MVP, ASPInsider and a Technical Architect at Global Indemnity where he builds web applications with ASP.Net MVC and of course, C#. For several years he’s been designing and delivering testable systems with patterns like Dependency Injection, Single Responsibility and more.

He has delivered many web based, data driven applications throughout his professional career. Andy is an experienced speaker and trainer and has spoken at a variety of user groups and events, presenting a variety of topics. Andy is a Board Member and Presenter at Philly.NET. He has been creating software applications since 1999.

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  • Brandon K.

    Does anyone have an overview of what I missed? I am very sorry to have missed the presentation.

    April 15, 2014

    • Don S.

      TL;DR TFS2013 is pretty awesome and you can customize it to pretty much fit any environment or methodology.

      1 · April 16, 2014

  • Rajeev N.

    Very detailed and informative.

    April 16, 2014

  • Marshall

    Very insightful. I do not get to use TFS at work so I was glad to see some of its features demoed.

    April 16, 2014

  • Askar H.

    The presented was very detailed and in-depth.

    April 15, 2014

  • Don S.

    And Rackspace will, once again, be happy to pick up the tab for the pizza and soda!

    1 · April 8, 2014

    • Don S.

      Who do I contact? I want to make the purchase using my credit card.

      April 14, 2014

    • Lance W.

      Contact Paul Kawaller since I will ot be at the meeting this month due to work related issues.

      April 14, 2014

  • Rajeev N.

    Thanks so much Don

    April 12, 2014

  • Brandon K.

    I can't go because I now have night classes on Tuesdays between 6pm-8:30pm :(

    April 8, 2014

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