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Visual Studio 2010 Team Development RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,
     
    I have been looking into team development within VS 2010. Does this software have any built-in features that allow for team development (sync code etc.) or is additional software needed (VS Team Foundation Server, VS 2010 Ultimate)?
     
    Just a little insight into our setup. Our developers are in different locations, however we have a server, which we will soon all have VPN access to.
     
    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.
    Tuesday, August 30, 2011 7:59 PM

Answers

  • Team foundation server allows you alot of flexibility with project tracking, code tracking, bug changes etc... with VS 2010 and Team server you have a lot of options on group collaboration.  The sky is the limit on how much you want to customize and implemented.  I would suggest a source control repository also with a lot of distributed developers, tying that information in with the development process, and general people workflow management, I see it successfully used at several places.  It speeds up knowledge sharing overall, it will not speed up developers, they will still hunt n peck keys at the same pace.
    :P Advice offered, If you need more help it is advised to seek the council and advice of paid professionals. The answer is always 42, or reboot.
    • Proposed as answer by Jason Hiegel Wednesday, August 31, 2011 3:01 PM
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Wednesday, November 9, 2011 4:39 PM
    Wednesday, August 31, 2011 3:01 PM
  • I would do some light reading at the Microsoft sites for the products, on the surface:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181280(v=vs.80).aspx

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms364074(v=vs.80).aspx

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc163498.aspx

    http://www.ssw.com.au/ssw/Standards/Rules/RulesToBetterSourceControlwithTFS.aspx

    Take a look at those artcles, VS 2010 with TFS gives you some very nice options, the main part is using the versioning controls and source controls from the get go, this prevents devs from stepping on each others toes, also lets them know via collaboration who has what out from the code.  Most MS Dev Junkies should be well versed in the VS tools and source control process, My own 2 cents is that if I meet a .net dev who does NOT know about source control, I get a warning flag about it when evaluating them for a position.


    :P Advice offered, If you need more help it is advised to seek the council and advice of paid professionals. The answer is always 42, or reboot.
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Wednesday, November 9, 2011 4:39 PM
    Wednesday, August 31, 2011 7:53 PM

All replies

  • Team foundation server allows you alot of flexibility with project tracking, code tracking, bug changes etc... with VS 2010 and Team server you have a lot of options on group collaboration.  The sky is the limit on how much you want to customize and implemented.  I would suggest a source control repository also with a lot of distributed developers, tying that information in with the development process, and general people workflow management, I see it successfully used at several places.  It speeds up knowledge sharing overall, it will not speed up developers, they will still hunt n peck keys at the same pace.
    :P Advice offered, If you need more help it is advised to seek the council and advice of paid professionals. The answer is always 42, or reboot.
    • Proposed as answer by Jason Hiegel Wednesday, August 31, 2011 3:01 PM
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Wednesday, November 9, 2011 4:39 PM
    Wednesday, August 31, 2011 3:01 PM
  • Hi Jason,

    Thanks for your reply. So is there no feature that enables a team of developers to work on the same project/solution at the same time within VS 2010 or is TFS needed for this?

    We are a very small team of developers, do you feel TFS would still needed for such a small group?

    Thanks

    Wednesday, August 31, 2011 4:18 PM
  • When one user has a file open from the project and another user attempts to open that file to modify, am I right in assuming that the user is prompted and the file can only be opened in read mode?

     

     

    Wednesday, August 31, 2011 4:46 PM
  • I would do some light reading at the Microsoft sites for the products, on the surface:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181280(v=vs.80).aspx

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms364074(v=vs.80).aspx

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc163498.aspx

    http://www.ssw.com.au/ssw/Standards/Rules/RulesToBetterSourceControlwithTFS.aspx

    Take a look at those artcles, VS 2010 with TFS gives you some very nice options, the main part is using the versioning controls and source controls from the get go, this prevents devs from stepping on each others toes, also lets them know via collaboration who has what out from the code.  Most MS Dev Junkies should be well versed in the VS tools and source control process, My own 2 cents is that if I meet a .net dev who does NOT know about source control, I get a warning flag about it when evaluating them for a position.


    :P Advice offered, If you need more help it is advised to seek the council and advice of paid professionals. The answer is always 42, or reboot.
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Wednesday, November 9, 2011 4:39 PM
    Wednesday, August 31, 2011 7:53 PM