We have methodologies, we have processes, we have policies... all of them aiming at standardizing the way we work, and yet, even within the same company, no two teams do things in the exact same way. Everybody has a personal preference, that's what makes us unique.
So, if we are intrinsically uniques, wouldn't it be nice to have tools that adapt to our every need instead of forcing us to do things in a certain way? Guys at Microsoft certainly think so and that's why they made TFS and VSTS highly customizable.
In this post I'm going to cover the essentials that will allow you and your team to customize your TFS instance using nothing more than your favorite text editor and a simple set of commands.