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Vote for Team Foundation Server 2012 1000+ Labs


Ayman El-Hattab suggested a great idea on the Visual Studio Customer voice. The suggestion is “Taking to the next level”: is a website that we created based on Brian Keller’s Virtual Machine and HOLs. My idea is to take this web site to the next level by:

  • Translating the 20 available HOLs to other languages and creating videos and DemoMates to explain them (So far, we have the English and Arabic ones only)
  • Creating more HOLs to address extra topics and scenarios like Source Control Features, Team Build, SSDT, GIT Integration, Team Explorer Everywhere, Building Java Projects, Customizing TFS Work Items and Workflows and more

I’m sure that by teaming up on this we can create 100+ HOLs :) Please vote :)

That’s a great idea, Ayman… we really need labs that cover tasks on a daily basis. I faced many problems of resistance to change from software companies and teams for the adoption of Visual Studio and TFS because of the issues they faced and not knowing how things work. They don’t want to pay for a lot of consultation, and many people don’t want to investigate in the MSDN and read a lot of posts to just know how it works. They just need a video that can address their lack of knowledge in a very direct way. And here is the problem, most of the existing labs and videos just cover the new features only, not the issues that the developers, testers, or build engineers may face. I think people need two main things for fast adoption:

  • A step-by-step installation of TFS (Team Foundation Server)
  • Hands-on Labs documents and videos for all possible daily tasks

A step-by-step installation of TFS (Team Foundation Server)

We already created our first version of TFS installation guide with detailed steps, well-defined screenshots, and videos, and we will continue to support and update it.

Hands-on Labs documents and videos for all possible daily tasks

We already also created our videos (English and Arabic) for the existing 20 labs but we really need more.

So please vote with us… if you really want to see these labs:

Vote here: The suggestion is “Taking to the next level”


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