Brian Keller

Director of ALM Evangelism for Microsoft

2 New Books: Pro ALM with Visual Studio 2012, and Pro TFS 2012

2 New Books: Pro ALM with Visual Studio 2012, and Pro TFS 2012

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I can finally talk about the two new books I have been working on!

http://tinyurl.com/ALM2012 http://tinyurl.com/ProTFS2012

Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2012 covers the full breadth of ALM capabilities available in Visual Studio 2012, Team Foundation Server 2012, and related technologies. This book has something for the entire extended development team – whether you are a project manager, software developer, software tester, architect, manager, or a jack of all trades. Topics covered include:

  • Software development (version control, code review, unit testing, code clone analysis, debugging with IntelliTrace, profiling, suspending and resuming work, and much more)
  • Software testing (Microsoft Test Manager, Web & Load testing, Coded UI testing, Lab Management)
  • Software architecture (Architecture Explorer, Dependency Graph Generation, UML modeling, Layer Diagrams)
  • Project Management (Agile planning & tracking, process templates, reporting)
  • Stakeholder engagement (PowerPoint Storyboarding, Microsoft Feedback Client)
  • Team Foundation Server 2012 (Installing, Configuring, Team Build, Branching & Merging)
  • And much, much more…

Professional Team Foundation Server 2012 dives deeper into Team Foundation Server 2012 and is intended for anybody who needs to install, administer, or perform advanced configuration tasks with Team Foundation Server 2012:

  • Installation
  • Configuration
  • Topologies
  • Backup
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Customization and Extensibility
  • And much more…

These books are the follow-up books to the 2010 editions of these titles (which you can still order here and here). The 2012 books have been more than 50% revised to include changes and additions in the 2012 release.

Both of the 2012 books are available for pre-order now, and are expected to release in the next few months:

These books are a collaborative effort between myself and my awesome co-authors: Mickey Gousset, Ed Blankenship, Martin Woodward, and Grant Holliday. Together we make up Microsoft employees and Visual Studio ALM MVP’s with a combined total of more than 30 years working in the ALM space with tools such as Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server.

Thank you to everyone who bought the 2010 books. Your support, feedback, and encouragement made it an easy decision to invest the time and energy into these new editions. I hope you will enjoy them!

  • Nice work! Congratulations to you and the entire team. Looking forward to an early preview at some point :>

  • These books are fantastic resources for anyone working with Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server. The pedigree of the authors is unsurpassed in the Visual Studio ALM community. Keep up the great work guys.

  • I've placed my pre-order for the ALM book at Amazon! Thanks again for all your efforts in helping us with more productive use of TFS.

  • Congrats to all of you on another great pair of books on TFS!

  • Please make them available in e-Format, don't care which...will buy :)

  • @Pedro, yes they will be when they are available. :-)

  • Can't wait to order them! When will they be released?

  • @Thamer, thanks! Estimated release dates are kept up to date on the Amazon pages. See "Publication Date." It's a bit subject to change but as far as I know those are the dates the publisher is telling me.

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