Technical Reference for Team Foundation

This technical reference provides you with reference material useful in understanding, managing, configuring, and customizing your deployment of Team Foundation Server (TFS).



Architecture reference

Understand the underlying architecture of TFS, including naming conventions, service, database, and client architecture, and compatibility with different versions of clients.

Permission reference for Team Foundation Server

Describes TFS permissions, their default assignments to each of built-in TFS group, and the tools you can use to set permissions. There are three categories of built-in groups, four permissions levels, and five permission states.

Command-line tools for TFS

Team Foundation Build Commands

Command-line tools you can use to manage the various aspects of TFS.

Work item field and database schema reference

A description of each field used to track work items, and more.

XML element reference

Modify the XML to customize your team project to support specific processes and practices that your team uses.

Extending Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management

Customize some aspects of Visual Studio to extend existing features or to add new capabilities if you have special requirements.