Compare TFS vs. Visual Studio Test Professional

TFS is ranked 1st in Test Management Tools with 13 reviews while Visual Studio Test Professional which is ranked 19th in Test Management Tools with 1 review. TFS is rated 8.6, while Visual Studio Test Professional is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of TFS writes "Not just a source code repository, but a real and complete ALM solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visual Studio Test Professional writes "Good integration between the management data and the test cases". TFS is most compared with JIRA, Microsoft Azure DevOps and Micro Focus ALM, whereas Visual Studio Test Professional is most compared with LoadRunner, Katalon Studio and Apache JMeter.
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Pros
It's an integrated system that includes all the information that we need to deliver our products smoothly and to track the progress of each piece of code.From the project management perspective, the tool is efficiently managing teams by giving management information, such as reports, graphs, velocity, capacity, etc.The biggest value-add is the solution integrates well with most Microsoft products.Build definitions and releases within the product. allow us to put our latest applications in the field.It has great functionality: work items, backlogs, source code, build releases, and it's easy to use.Complete integration with VS IDE and Office tools: This give us a possibility of high-level automation, thus minimizing human error.

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We are satisfied with technical support. Communicating with them is very simple. We also have a lot of online resources to check and to study and to train our team with. The documentation is very clear and readily available.

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The dashboard needs more enhancements.More options could be provided from the perspective of requirements management, which would help product owners to use the tool effectively.Since it is Microsoft, it is technology agnostic, thus it does not really fit into various different technologies in the organization.We are also using Microsoft Teams. The two products function separately. There is not enough collaboration between Microsoft Teams and TFS.TFS on-premise does not support integration with SharePoint Online.

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The service right now is far too expensive. You need to pay per user.

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It is pretty expensive compared to other project management tools.If running TFS on-premise is expensive, maybe you could consider moving to the Cloud and use the Visual Studio Team Services.

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For the cloud services option, you buy a subscription per account or per user. This costs around $52 a month per person.

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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, HPTransport for Greater Manchester, Ordina, Bluegarden A/S, CLEAResult, Jet.com, OSIsoft, Australian Taxation Office, BookedOut, Tracasa
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm43%
Manufacturing Company14%
Software R&D Company10%
Retailer10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm18%
Manufacturing Company15%
Insurance Company8%
Government8%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise61%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business2%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise86%
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