It seems like only yesterday that I was writing about shipping the last book I worked on; I’m pleased to say that another book I worked on is now available!

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Professional Team Foundation Server 2010 was written to appeal to a wide range of audiences who are interested in evaluating, adopting, or using Team Foundation Server 2010. Whether you’re a developer, a tester, a project manager, or the IT person responsible for standing up and maintaining your Team Foundation Server, this book should have something for everyone.

How does this book compare with Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2010?

I’m often asked how this book compares with Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2010 in the same Wrox series. Think of the Pro ALM book as a broad, intermediate-level introduction to all of the application lifecycle management capabilities across the Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 family of tooling. A lot of times I talk to people who bought this book who realized that there were valuable tools in Visual Studio that they never even knew existed! The Pro ALM book is designed to help you discover ways that Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 can help your team built great software – whether you’re a project manager, an architect, developer, or tester.

Professional Team Foundation Server 2010 book goes deep on Team Foundation Server 2010. Whether you’re brand new to Team Foundation Server, or if you’ve been using it for years, I’d suggest having this book should be on your shelf. It covers Team Foundation Server setup, administration, work item tracking, process template customization, disaster recovery, extensibility, advanced branching and merging, high availability, build automation, migration, and even a guide for helping to acquaint SourceSafe users to Team Foundation Server 2010. I would also recommend this book to anybody studying for the Team Foundation Server 2010 Administration certification exam (Exam 70-512).

It was a labor of love, and one I was happy to work on it with my friends Martin, Grant, and Ed. I have read all of their chapters as well and I have to say I learned a lot from them – I hope you will too!