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"The product has all the features that we for application managementat a lower cost."

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"The work item feature is most valuable. It allows us to store all product requirements. We can also link the test cases to those requirements so that we know which feature has already been tested, and which one is waiting for testing. We can also couple the code reviews, unit tests, and automated tests into these requirements. It is reliable. It has all the features and good performance. It also has reporting tools or analysis tools.""TFS's best features include user-friendly test management, bug reporting, and ID assignment.""The most valuable features of TFS are the test plans. We can reproduce reusable test plans in test automation. We have a lot of queries and this feature is very useful.""Team Foundation Server (TFS) is easy to use, and we have a complete trail and traceability. We also like the access control part.""Basically, the capacity to construct various products is something I find handy.""The interface is good with TFS.""User alerts are very helpful for knowing when work is required.""The most valuable feature is integration, particularly if you have a .NET application."

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"It is difficult to gain experience with the product because resources and documentation for learning are not available."

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"Currently, we are looking for a solution with which we can incorporate third-party development sites or third-party project teams into the system. Because it is on-premise, it is a bit problematic because we need to have a VPN or something else in the system. A cloud-based solution would be better for us, and that's what we are looking for. Our biggest problem is the external connection, which, of course, is limited by our own IT. It would be good to have some kind of publishing service for this external connection. It might be there, and it might be that our IT is making it impossible for us. Its template editor could be easier to use. Currently, customizing the project templates according to your needs requires some work.""I would also like a true command prompt like Git.""TFS isn't a great tool if you're on the cloud.""It has been really dated. When you start to work more in an agile environment, it is not really that flexible. They tried to replicate the look and feel of Jira, but it is not quite there. It was nice to use in the past, but it is not as flexible now with the changing development environments and methodologies.""It would be better if we could bring it out on the cloud.""I understand Microsoft is phasing out TFS in favor of Git, so I would steer anyone interested in TFS to look into Git.""The solution should have better dashboards.""The execution of test cases could stand improvement."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is a lower cost than other top competetors."
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  • "We are using the open-source version."
  • "The price of the solution is cheaper than other competitors and it is a per-user license."
  • "We pay for the license yearly."
  • "I am not in a position to comment on the licensing terms, as we are talking about an enterprise arrangement."
  • "I was working with the engineering team, and that was not under my umbrella. From what I can remember, its license was yearly. They had the licenses on a per-user basis, and they included MTM."
  • "Microsoft products are always expensive. Obviously, they are quality products, but it would be helpful if there was a reduction in price. But compared to other vendors, I think the cost is high."
  • "I believe we pay on a yearly basis. I don't know the current costs of them. We outsource all that to a third party. Each of the developers gets a Microsoft Visual Studio Azure DevOps license, which gives them access to the TFS server as well. We probably pay on average about 1,800 Canadian Dollars a year for every developer, but that covers a lot more than just TFS."
  • "You will need to obtain server and account licenses."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of the solution is taking snapshots while doing the execution of the test cases.
    Top Answer:I personally don't see any room for improvement. As it is now, the solution is very good. The pricing should be more competitive. It would be ideal if the solution offered more testability.
    Top Answer:TFS and Azure DevOps are different in many ways. TFS was designed for admins, and only offers incremental improvements. In addition, TFS seems complicated to use and I don’t think it has a very… more »
    Top Answer:It is easy to push our changes from quality to pre-prod and prod.
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    Also Known As
    Team Foundation Server
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    Software configuration management system for application, product or website development to help create your own program or application

    Visual Studio’s Team Foundation Server (TFS) is a powerful application development lifecycle management solution. It aids developers in managing every aspect of their DevOps and application creation. TFS combines many different types of solutions into a single powerful platform.

    Visual Studio TFS Benefits

    Some of the ways that organizations can benefit by choosing to deploy TFS include:

    • Build automation. TFS enables users to create definitions that can easily automate any and all tasks that are critical to the development of their applications. Businesses can utilize features that are built into TFS to accomplish preset tasks that can help them create the application of their choice. This can include enabling them to run automated tests when the need arises. Additionally, users can create custom tasks that will run automatically and allow users to focus their attention on the areas that most demand their focus.
    • Security. TFS is designed with the security of a user’s DevOps in mind. It enables an organization to restrict user permissions so that only developers that are meant to have access to particular parts of the development process can perform tasks related to those sections. It segments the development process to reduce the possibility of sensitive data being stolen.
    • Enables product rollbacks. TFS keeps copies of past versions of the organization’s application. Users can sift through the different versions that are available and can redeploy the version that best fits their needs should it ever become necessary to do so.

    Visual Studio TFS Features

    • Source code management. TFS comes with all of the tools that developers need to completely manage their source code. They can share their code so that multiple developers can work on the same project. Additionally, TFS enables them to do things like review the history of a particular piece of source code.

    • Project management. Organizations can leverage the wealth of project management features that TFS offers and ensure that their projects run as smoothly as possible. Project managers are able to use TFS to control every aspect of their project, from the planning stage until the application’s development has reached its conclusion.
    • Reporting. TFS enables users to generate reports that leverage critical metrics and provide them with important insights into the applications that they are creating. These comprehensive reports can be secured so that only users with the proper level of clearance can access them.

    Reviews from Real Users

    TFS is a highly effective solution that stands out when compared to many of its competitors. Two major advantages it offers are its source code management capabilities and its powerful integration suite.

    Carl B., the vice president of engineering at Vertex Downhole Ltd, writes, “The most valuable features are related to source code management. Using TFS for source code management and being able to branch and have multiple developers work on the same projects is valuable. We can also branch and merge code back together.”

    Ashish K., the principal consultant at Wipro, says, “I have found almost all of the features valuable because it integrates well with your Microsoft products. If a client is using the entire Microsoft platform, then TFS would be definitely preferable. It integrates with the digital studio development environment as well.”

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    Sample Customers
    Akcelerant, SDL, CSG, Avid Technology Inc., Azimuth Systems Inc, Drivecam, Endgame, f5 Networks, Follett Software, Hyland Software, Indanet, Kronos, McAfee
    Vendex KBB IT Services, Info Support, Fujitsu Consulting, TCSC, Airways New Zealand, HP
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company20%
    Healthcare Company14%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Manufacturing Company19%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Company Size
    Small Business63%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise25%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
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    Micro Focus AccuRev is ranked 10th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 1 review while TFS is ranked 4th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 20 reviews. Micro Focus AccuRev is rated 10.0, while TFS is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Micro Focus AccuRev writes "Helps us with our compliance goals, native quality management systems and with the legacy systems in our organization". On the other hand, the top reviewer of TFS writes "It is helpful for scheduled releases and enforcing rules, but it should be better at merging changes for multiple developers and retaining the historical information". Micro Focus AccuRev is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps and Jira, whereas TFS is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, Rally Software, Visual Studio Test Professional and Micro Focus ALM Quality Center.

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