TFS Review

It has built-in validation for most implementation steps, however it needs change control for build definitions.


Valuable Features

  • Source code management
  • Branch/merge tools
  • Build capabilities
  • Work item tracking
  • Scrum board management

Improvements to My Organization

We've reduced production deployment rollbacks 100%.

Room for Improvement

Build definition management - there needs to be change control for build definitions

Use of Solution

I've used it for 10 years.

Deployment Issues

It's a long upgrade process, but works fine.

Stability Issues

No issues encountered.

Scalability Issues

No issues encountered.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

8/10

Technical Support:

8/10

Previous Solutions

No previous solution was used.

Initial Setup

It was straightforward. It's mostly wizard-driven, with plenty of built-in validation for most steps.

ROI

Virtually immeasurable. The low cost of the product is nothing compared to the productivity improvements it brings.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

Size accordingly. Not every shop needs every feature.

Other Solutions Considered

Size accordingly. Not every shop needs every feature.

Other Advice

Recognize the fact that TFS isn't just a source code management tool. It's an application lifecycle management tool that covers all facets of software project management as well as development, deployment, and production support.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
1 Comment
Chaminda ChandrasekaraReal User

vNext Builds with TFS 2015 you can view the build definition change history. Even compare versions is possible. Rollback to previous version will be available in near future it seems (https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2037625-provide-a-way-to-version-control-build-definitions).

04 September 15
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