The Visual Guide for Building Team Foundation Server 2012 Environments is not only intended to walk you through the installation and the configuration process of Team Foundation Server 2012 but it is also written and designed to reflect real-world experience of the installation and configuration processes via detailed steps, well-defined  screenshots and videos; and hence the name “Visual Guide”. It’s a collaborative effort between industry experts and Microsoft partners.

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Parts

Part 1- Introduction & Overview
Part 2 – Creating & Preparing the Required Infrastructure
Part 3- Installing and Configuring Team Foundation Server Pre-requisites
Part 4- Installing and Configuring Team Foundation Server
Appendices

Chapters

Part 1- Introduction & Overview

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Architecture & System Requirements

Part 2 – Creating & Preparing the Required Infrastructure

  • Chapter 3: Creating & Preparing the Domain Controller
  • Chapter 4: Creating & Preparing the TFS Infrastructure Physical Machine (Hyper-V Host)
  • Chapter 5: Creating & Preparing the Team Foundation Server Virtual Machine

Part 3- Installing and Configuring Team Foundation Server Pre-requisites

  • Chapter 6: Installing & Configuring SQL Server 2012
  • Chapter 7: Installing & Configuring SharePoint Server 2010
  • Chapter 8: Configuring SharePoint Server 2010 for Dashboard Compatibility

Part Part 4- Installing and Configuring Team Foundation Server

  • Chapter 9: Installing & Configuring Team Foundation Server 2012
  • Chapter 10: Configuring the Team Build Service
  • Chapter 11: Configuring the Enterprise Application Definition

Appendices

  • A. Creating Local Service Accounts and Groups for Windows Server 2012
  • B. Installing Hyper-V Role on Windows Server 2008 R2
  • C. Adding .NET 3.5 Framework feature for Windows Server 2008 R2
  • D. Configuring SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services Port
  • E. Configuring SQL Server 2012 Database Engine Port
  • F. SQL Server 2012 Installation Verification
  • G. SharePoint Server 2010 SP1 Installation Verification
  • H. Team Foundation Server 2012 Installation & Configuration Verification

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