Writing TFS Administration Book

Hello All

I have been working with various clients on Team Foundation Server implementations, for a long time. Implementation varies from Version Management to complete DevOps. I have faced many hurdles in my journey; resulted new learning and experience. I have already published an article on the work item customization in Simple-Talk.


TFS Administration involves various facts from installation and configuration till access management and integrations. I have been working on listing down the topics for my new book since few weeks. I have published the topics and the unedited version of the first chapter in LeanPub.


I will be adding more and more chapters to make the TFS Administration book to a complete guide for the TFS Administrators.

Share your thoughts and the topics you are interested to see as part of this book.

About ambilykk

I am a Technology Evangelist on Microsoft Technologies. I am carrying the passion on Microsoft technologies specifically on web technologies such as ASP .Net and Ajax. My interests also include Azure and Visual Studio. Technology adoption and learning is my key strength and technology sharing is my passion.
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3 Responses to Writing TFS Administration Book

  1. Sagar says:

    Hi Ambily,

    The post on work item customization was elaborate and much helpful. If I want to assign a work item automatically to the manager of the person who creates it, how can I do it?

    – Sagar

    • ambilykk says:

      Hi Sagar

      TFS won’t track the organizational hierarchy and will not able to auto-detect the manager of an associate.
      If you want to assign all the newly created work items to a triage team, you can do it using work item customization.
      If you really need to implement the requirement, then they can achieve the same using Server plugins attached to work item save events; but it is not a recommended model.

      Recommend you to re-visit the requirement and identify a feasible process implementation


  2. Sagar says:

    Hi Ambily,

    Thanks for the details. It helps!

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