Lately I’ve been spending a of time within Team Foundation Server (TFS), specifically around deployment and release management so when I got an email from Brian Blackman (Principal Consultant here at Microsoft) that said that the Rangers created a build customization guide, I quickly downloaded it and began absorbing the info like the Borg. There’s a lot to digest but the TOC for the guidance document is logically laid out and the quick reference posters give quick insight into multiple areas (e.g. build infrastructure/process, teams and personas and more).
Those that aren’t familiar with the Rangers should spend some time at Willy's blog as there’s a wealth of information to be had by him over there. This Visual Studio ALM Ranger project has the primary goal of delivering scenario based and hands-on lab guidance for the customization and deployment of Team Foundation Build 2010 activities such as versioning, code signing, and branching.
Quick overview of what’s in each download package:
The Epics included in the guidance are: