We are pleased to announce that the v1.4 flight of the TFS Planning and DR Avoidance Guide has firmly landed, after Bill Heys completed the copy editing and the product owner has given us the “thumbs up”.

what’s included?

The latest guidance includes practical guidance for three main scenarios:

  1. Planning a TFS deployment … what servers , how many team project collections, team projects and teams do I need?
  2. Disaster Recovery … avoiding a disaster and recovering from one.
  3. TFS on Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
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… and lots more in the everything package, including quick reference chest sheets, posters and planning workbook.

where’s the stuff?

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what is next?

The team is preparing to host a ChalkTalk session at TechReady 19, planning to share the findings and engage with the field to determine other potential questions the guidance can address. See a recording of the TFS on Azure IaaS. Network complexity made simple dry-run on Channel9:
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In addition the Rangers are working with the product group and Azure SMEs to identify ways of improving performance and to determine load / capacity guidelines. Watch the space.

the tfs on azure iaas team

A special THANK YOU to the team of ALM Rangers who volunteered their personal time and contributed their real-world experience to deliver this solution: Andrea Scripa, Chris Margraff, Clementino Mendonca , Dan Marzolini, Dave McKinstry, David Pitcher, Eric Golpe, Grant Holliday, Hassan Fadili, Jahangeer Mohammed, Jim Szubryt, Marcus Fernandez, Mario Rodriguez, Micheal Learned, Oliver Hilgers, Susan Ferrell, Tarun Arora, Tony Feissle, Utkarsh Shigihalli, Willy-Peter Schaub and Wouter de Kort.

Did I forget anyone? If yes, please ping me with a bang (!)

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