If you're looking for a quick way to "sandbox" Team System and Team Foundation Server, you can download a fully-configured VPC image from the MSDN Subscribers download area.
Login to your MSDN Subscribers area. Go to downloads. Expand the tree to:Developer Tools->Visual Studio 2005->English->Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite Trial Edition (For Evaluation Only) Get the downloads for: Visual Studio 2005 Team System VPC – Part 1 of 2 (English) Visual Studio 2005 Team System VPC – Part 2 of 2 (English)
That will give you a full Virtual PC image with TFS already installed and configured, and the Team Suite edition of Team System installed.
The western region DPE team is hosting twice-a-month webcasts from March through June. The first Friday of each month will cover a general platform overview, and the third Friday of each month will feature a specific topic area.
March 17th (10AM PST) – Deep Dive on TFS Source Control - https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/join?id=XST7PM&role=attend&pw=w%3D%3AjNFP5dApril 7th – Team System Platform Overview - https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/join?id=DKCD6B&role=attend&pw=x%3FM5%7EM%26GtApril 21st – Team Build - https://livemeeting.microsoft.com/cc/microsoft/join?id=3JSJ46&role=attend&pw=Q%5Dm6Cn4%5BDMay 5th - Team System Platform Overview - https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/join?id=QM2NMQ&role=attend&pw=zGfj%7B7%3D%3AX
As Live Meeting information becomes available, I will try to update this post.
ogin to your MSDN Subscribers area. Go to downloads. Expand the tree to:Developer Tools->Visual Studio 2005->English->Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server Trial Edition (English)
Now, to keep the download size somewhat manageable, you will also need to download SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition (also on MSDN). The actual media for TFS should include this install.