Course Overview

This three-day, Azure DevOps Server training course provides students with the knowledge and skills to deploy, configure, and manage Azure DevOps Server (Microsoft Team Foundation Server) and related software components.

Key Learning Areas

  • TFS editions and components
  • Supported topologies and environments
  • Must-have TFS administration tools
  • Hardware and software requirements
  • Required service accounts and permissions
  • Installing Team Foundation Server
  • Configuring Team Foundation Server
  • Managing relevant SQL Server components
  • Managing relevant SharePoint components
  • Installing and using Team Explorer
  • Team project collections and team projects
  • Using and customizing process templates
  • TFS licensing and Client Access Licenses
  • Connecting and using Microsoft Excel & Project
  • Installing and using Team Explorer Everywhere
  • Integrating TFS and SharePoint
  • Using the TFS web portal
  • Git and TFVC version control systems
  • Basic and advanced version control systems
  • Configuring and using code search
  • Controlling access to version controlled items
  • Command-line and third party tools
  • Configuring automated builds
  • Deploying and using Visual Studio agents
  • Configuring agent pools and queues
  • Creating and queuing automated builds
  • Configuring Package Management
  • Configuring Release Management
  • Creating a release definition
  • Creating and deploying a release
  • Strategies for upgrading and migrating to TFS
  • Integrating TFS with other systems and data
  • High availability and scalability options
  • Capacity planning and disaster recovery
  • Backing up, restoring, and moving TFS data
  • Managing the data warehouse
  • Using PowerShell to manage TFS
  • Customizing Team Foundation Server
  • Extending Team Foundation Server

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Team Foundation Server
  • Planning and Deploying
  • Configuring
  • Client Applications
  • Version Control
  • Team Foundation Build
  • Upgrading, Migrating, and Integrating
  • Advanced Administration
  • Customizing and Extending

Contact us for older versions (TFS 2013, TFS 2015) or customizations.

Who Benefits

This course is intended for experienced administrators with a background in either software development or system administration. Team leaders, lead developers, and other accidental Team Foundation Server administrators are also encouraged to take this course. This course will also help a student prepare for the relevant Microsoft certification exam.


Before attending this course, students should have experience or familiarity with:

  • Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
  • Windows security and networking basics
  • SQL Server 2014 or 2016
  • SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint Foundation 2013
  • Visual Studio 2013, 2015, or 2017
  • Their organization’s ALM processes and tools
  • Reading and understanding Visual C# code