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TFS vs. Visual Studio Test Professional
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about TFS vs. Visual Studio Test Professional and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"It's user friendly. We haven't had any issues so far. It's flexible. If we need something, we can always contact the owner in our headquarters to make a configuration.""As far as queries are concerned, creating, grading, or customizing the queries as a primary requirement is very easy to do.""The most valuable feature from my point of view is project management, which includes user stories as well as task management.""The most valuable features are test case writing and bug tracking.""Basically, the capacity to construct various products is something I find handy.""It's is a very stable solution.""The most valuable feature is integration, particularly if you have a .NET application.""I feel that the test plan and test tools are more manageable in TFS."

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"It's great for the development of .NET.""Easy to use and easily scalable.""The stability has always been very good.""Visual Studio is highly powerful. It's probably the best software development tool on the market.""What I like most about Visual Studio Test Professional is the way people publish templates and publish integration.""It is a very common and strong product. A lot of support is available for this product.""The ability to quickly make your own components has been valuable.""I was satisfied with the support given by customer service."

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Cons
"There should be management of the project built-in.""There's not automatic access to test case management and execution.""The project management side should be addressed and the project and release planning should be somewhat extended.""The usability of TFS is not that great.""TFS is scalable with different Microsoft tools for test management but it is not scalable with other third-party tools.""The user interface could be improved to make it simpler and increase usability.""TFS isn't a great tool if you're on the cloud.""Overall, I think it would be useful to have something similar where Microsoft comes up with supporting concepts of scaling Agile in TFS so that clients don't have to look for a separate tool."

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"One of the problems with this solution is you need to be highly technically skilled to operate it, it is not for everyone.""It needs more integration with other tools for monitoring. Microsoft also needs to make it more modern to make it work with microservices and the cloud. It is a bit outdated currently.""Visual Studio Test Professional could improve by having better integration with external databases.""The solution is quite expensive.""There are too many features with the product and I would like there to be less.""In Visual Studio we still don't have anything which can pinpoint memory leaks on a certain code line.""The solution should be cheaper.""Sometimes Visual Studio is slow. It uses a lot of resources like memory and processing power. You should optimize the performance by only installing what you need on your machine. Don't install unnecessary things that will slow your machine."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We pay subscription fees on a yearly basis and the price is reasonable."
  • "I wouldn't say that this tool is cheap or expensive but in the middle."
  • "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."
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  • "The pricing is expensive."
  • "We pay for the solution annually and the price could be reduced."
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    Questions from the Community
    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:Team Foundation Server (TFS) is easy to use, and we have a complete trail and traceability. We also like the access control part.
    Top Answer:You will need to obtain server and account licenses.
    Top Answer:We aren't bothered by the pricing of the solution at all due to the fact that it provides us with a lot of great tools. The pricing is high, however, it's a single tool that allows you to do a lot of… more »
    Top Answer:In Visual Studio we still don't have anything which can pinpoint memory leaks on a certain code line. It gives me memory analysis, however, it's not taking me to the code lines. That's what I was… more »
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    Also Known As
    Team Foundation Server
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    Overview
    Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) is the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft's application lifecycle management (ALM) solution. TFS supports agile development practices, multiple IDEs and platforms locally or in the cloud and gives you the tools you need to effectively manage software development projects throughout the IT lifecycle.
    Visual Studio Professional Edition provides an IDE for all supported development languages. As of Visual Studio 2010, the Standard edition was dropped. MSDN support is available as MSDN Essentials or the full MSDN library depending on licensing. It supports XML and XSLT editing, and can create deployment packages that only use ClickOnce and MSI. It includes tools like Server Explorer and integration with Microsoft SQL Server also. Windows Mobile development support was included in Visual Studio 2005 Standard, however, with Visual Studio 2008, it is only available in Professional and higher editions. Windows Phone 7 development support was added to all editions in Visual Studio 2010. Development for Windows Mobile is no longer supported in Visual Studio 2010; it is superseded by Windows Phone 7.
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    Sample Customers
    Vendex KBB IT Services, Info Support, Fujitsu Consulting, TCSC, Airways New Zealand, HP
    Transport for Greater Manchester, Ordina, Bluegarden A/S, CLEAResult, Jet.com, OSIsoft, Australian Taxation Office, BookedOut, Tracasa
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    Financial Services Firm28%
    Manufacturing Company17%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
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    Computer Software Company46%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise66%
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    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    TFS vs. Visual Studio Test Professional
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about TFS vs. Visual Studio Test Professional and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    620,068 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    TFS is ranked 1st in Test Management Tools with 21 reviews while Visual Studio Test Professional is ranked 3rd in Test Management Tools with 10 reviews. TFS is rated 7.8, while Visual Studio Test Professional is rated 8.4. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visual Studio Test Professional writes "Offers lots of features, including memory analysis and code sharing". TFS is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, Rally Software, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center and Zephyr Enterprise, whereas Visual Studio Test Professional is most compared with Apache JMeter, Tricentis Tosca, Micro Focus UFT Developer, Katalon Studio and Ranorex Studio. See our TFS vs. Visual Studio Test Professional report.

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