New book: Team Foundation Server 2013 Customization

I had the pleasure reviewing this great book on TFS customization by Gordon Beeming. It’s a short book (just the way we come to expect from the PACKT series) but it covers a big topic and in a very efficient way. Just look at the TOC:

  • Customizing TFS process templates
  • Customizing TFS Web Access
  • Creating custom work item controls
  • Creating service-side plugins
  • Creating TFS scheduled jobs
  • Customizing the TFS Build process

Not bad for a 82 pages book! I warmly recommend this nugget to anyone interested in learning more about how to extend and customize a TFS server.


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Visual Studio Lab Management Guide v3 Released!

I’ve been involved in this ALM Rangers project for a long time and I’m happy to announce the release of the third edition of the guide!


The updated guide includes new content on:

  • New capabilities for Lab Management using TFS 2013
  • Best-practices for upgrading Lab Management and lab environments
  • Using Windows Azure IaaS for lab environments

The guide is also considerably shorter, we’ve made great efforts to reduce the page count by removing obsolete content and referencing resources available on MSDN.


A big thanks to the team who make this release possible!

Brian Minisi, Dave McKinstry, John Bergman, Mike DouglasMichael Fourie, Mathias Olausson, Richard Fennell, Vijay Machiraju  and Willy-Peter Schaub.