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Effective Software Engineering using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

  • Price £1,550.00
  • Duration 3 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


The intended audience for this course is both existing users of Visual Studio Team System 2005/2008 and potential users who are new to Application Lifecycle Management using Visual Studio 2010. This audience will include business analysts, solution architects, project managers, developers, testers and those responsible for release management.

This 3 day course is designed to provide delegates with an understanding of the ways in which Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server can be used within the ideas of Application Lifecycle Management to facilitate and integrate requirements management, architecture, development, testing, tracking, and release management and to articulate the business value that this promotes.


Delegates will need one year’s experience working in software development, and exposure to Visual Studio .NET


Delegates will learn how to:

•Describe integrated Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and how Visual Studio Team System 2010 aids the ALM process
•Identify the components of Visual Studio Team System architecture and how these are used to improve collaboration and increase the overall efficiency of the team development process
•Manage Team Foundation Server team projects
•Customize process templates and work items
•Describe project management tools available in Visual Studio Team System 2010
•Describe the Visual Studio Team System 2010 development environment
•Configure and use Team Foundation Server version control and use branching and merging effectively
•Describe and use the testing features available in Visual Studio Team System 2010
•Describe the MSBuild architecture, administer and customize Team Build
•Describe the architectural components and management of team project reporting and be able to use and create team project reports

Course Content

Module 1 - Application Lifecycle Management and Visual Studio 2010

Module 2 - TFS 2010 architecture, setup and administration

•TFS 2010: Architecture; Pre-requisites;; Setup; Administration
Module 3 - Modelling the application

•Developing models for software design
•Architecture explorer
•Activity diagrams
•Component diagrams
•Class diagrams
•Sequence diagrams
•Use case diagrams
•Layer diagrams
•Modeling user requirements
•Model validation during development and build
Module 4 - Planning and tracking projects

•Creating team projects
•Managing product backlog
•Work item tracking
•Process customisation
•Extending/customising TFS functionality
Module 5 - Using TFS 2010 version control

•Source control in parallel development
•Source control explorer
•Branching and merging
•Using and creating check in policies/notes
Module 6 - Testing the application

•Test types
•Test planning
•Test case management
•Test run management & reporting
•Testing performance and stress
Module 7 - Building the application

•Overview of process
•Creating and working with build definitions
•Running builds
•Monitoring and reporting on builds
•Build customisation
Module 8 - TFS 2010 reporting

•Using out-of-the-box reports
•Creating and using custom SSRS reports
•Creating and using custom Excel-based reports
•Incorporating reports in process templates

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