2019-09-10T09:04:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Visual Studio Team System?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Visual Studio Team System, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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DG
Dynamics 365/Ax Technical Consultant at NTT DATA
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
2021-03-08T20:05:02Z
Mar 8, 2021

The features are fine for what it is. It works very well. It's designed for a specific niche, which is a very big niche. In summary, this is a good product that is straightforward, easy to use, and manages well. It's a fine product. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

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Fad Mohi - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of Software Development Department at ACT
Real User
2020-03-03T08:47:40Z
Mar 3, 2020

My advice to anybody who is considering this solution is to first decide what they need out of it. The benefit of each solution is becoming multidimensional. For example, TFS can be used for managing code, managing software, and lifecycle development. People have to decide which dimension they need to use and then focus on it. Later, they can go to explore and use other dimensions. Otherwise, they will lose a lot of time trying to learn and to adapt to the solution. This is the biggest lesson that we learned from our implementation. Once we mastered its use in one area, we moved on to the next. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

JS
Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-02-12T08:38:13Z
Feb 12, 2020

The 2017 version is similar to 2015, they have added a few things. One difference is the setup experience, although it is not a groundbreaking change. I know that they have released a new version, 2019, that allows for sharing of what you see also remotely. You can work on code with your colleague who is developing somewhere else, remotely. When it comes to this solution, I am not really missing anything I needed from an IDE. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

it_user1085841 - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at Myriade
Real User
2019-11-27T05:42:00Z
Nov 27, 2019

My advice to others would be to go all the way with this solution. Don't try to find a cheaper solution. On a scale from one to ten, I rate Visual Studio Team System an eight and I'm looking forward to the new Blazers system.

PH
.Net and MES Architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-09-10T09:04:00Z
Sep 10, 2019

I like the performance management of this solution and my rating would be eight out of ten. The solution works for us but nowadays I would perhaps adviser others to use a cloud-based version like Microsoft DevOps. The biggest lesson I've learned is you can have all the tools but you still have to manage the communication between developers. Even with the tools you can easily run into some issues with several people who work on the same parts of the projects. So it is very important to organize your sources the best you can. But keep the communication channels open.

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How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
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PH
.Net and MES Architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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We are an industrial company so we use this program to develop internal products for internal use. We have a complete panel that develops it, and then we test and deploy.
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Owner at Myriade
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