Chapter 1. Team Foundation Server Primer

Team Foundation Server (TFS) is Microsoft's main tool to maintain development projects within the project team. It provides the collaborating platform for a software product. TFS also helps with maintaining source code with check-in/checkout and code review functionalities, building and testing the application, planning and tracking the work of team members, and so on. TFS is available as part of Microsoft's primary development suite, Visual studio. It is available on various Visual Studio editions such as Professional, Premium, Ultimate, and Test Professional. This chapter promotes a basic understanding of TFS, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), and the TFS 2013 architecture.