Application Development: Microsoft's Team Foundation Service: A Development Platform in the Cloud

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2012-06-12 Print this article Print
Welcome to Team Foundation Service

Welcome to Team Foundation Service

Microsoft's Team Foundation Service enables users to plan projects, collaborate with your team and manage your code online from anywhere.
To streamline and accelerate application development and deployment, Microsoft Team Foundation Service, an application lifecycle management tool hosted on Windows Azure, is now even easier for teams to integrate into their development process. Team Foundation Service features collaboration tools, a code repository, and powerful reporting and traceability tools to help teams more effectively manage software development. Developers can access a public preview of Team Foundation Service, which was announced at the TechEd 2012 conference in Orlando, Fla., beginning June 11. Team Foundation Service provides tools for teams to iterate quickly and stay connected. The service enables organizations to manage their team using tools that are accessible from any modern Web browser. They can pin favorite queries to their project home page to create a customized dashboard for their team to track a variety of metrics such as open bugs, test results, build status or whatever is most important to them. And their tiles will automatically update to keep everyone on the same page. Users can track issues, bugs, user stories, feedback and tasks. They also can define queries to sort and view content, or view it all in one place. eWEEK takes a look inside the Microsoft Team Foundation Service.
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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