TFS Review

Because everything is stored in the cloud, I'm able to compare and restore my unfinished work with the shelving changes feature.


What is most valuable?

The version control itself (version history, branching and merging), shelving change and build server.

How has it helped my organization?

With TFS online, now everything is in the cloud, it is tidy and easy to compare and restore, especially my unfinished work, where I use the shelving changes feature. It's very useful.

What needs improvement?

I can't see any major improvements for now. Maybe the comparing tool is too simple, but I'm using an alternative, so I have no problem at all.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've used it for five years, basically for source control. I used work items once for a very short time, so I can't consider it as "used".

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

I've not had to use it.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I had to use TFS because it was there in the companies where I worked, but I also used CVS and Git. I think that TFS is easier because it is already integrated with Visual Studio, if you are using Visual Studio.

How was the initial setup?

I've never setup a TFS server.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

if TFS was completely free (not limited to five members for online), I would suggest using it, but the price for extra members is too expensive in my opinion and is worth it only if you are using Visual Studio, otherwise other solutions can do basically the same (talking only about source control).

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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