TFS Initial Setup

Derek Deida Evermore
AVP, DevOps Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It really depends on your use case. For a sandbox, you can have TFS up and running with a SQL Express instance in about 1 hour. That’s not a production-ready system, though. Performing initial (first-time) setups is fairly straightforward – getting properly spec’ed servers/database instances, following the install guide. Performing upgrade/migrations can be complex depending on how much customization that you have to the product and what has changed between versions. If you have a lot of customization, then the upgrades are going to be complicated. View full review »
QaIv5145
QA IV with 501-1,000 employees
I have never set it up in an organization. I have just used it. It was really tough for me at the start to use. I never had any experience with it before. I learned by myself looking at YouTube videos. Best bet would be to get an introduction, a brainstorming session, and some follow-up session for the beginners. View full review »
Automatibe4a
Automation Specialist Team Lead at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
I am not involved in this aspect of TFS’ evaluation. View full review »
SeniorSyb114
Senior System Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We started with TFS 2005 beta and the setup was quite complex, especially because of all the requirements which had to be met. If you used integrated the SharePoint Services upgrade, it was a small nightmare. Along the way, the setup has become less complex and is now quite simplified . View full review »
TfsAdminb8f4
TFS Admin, Configuration Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The previous version of TFS (TFS 2005) were a bit messy during setup due to the different installers required for different components, but with newer versions the installation and setup has been simplified to a great extent. View full review »
WaelAbdullah
Senior Technical Lead
It is very straightforward. View full review »
it_user371505
QA Manager, Automation Testing Architect at a recruiting/HR firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It depends on the project/organization size. For a small organization/team, it is very easy. For a large one, the process definition takes more time and then the setup can happen. View full review »
it_user231201
Software Development Manager at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We got an external consultant to help us with the initial setup so it was pretty straight forward. Since then I was able to make all the required changes. View full review »
Pothuraju Katta
SVP Development Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The TFS installation was easy. We had issues moving TFS from the development domain to the production domain. The domain has challenges as users from development domain have different signatures in production. Microsoft helped in resolving these issues. View full review »
H.T.Nguyen
Development Manager at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
There was no issue with the setup or upgrade path as both are well documented. View full review »
Chaminda Chandrasekara
Software Architect with 501-1,000 employees
It was a well-documented, smooth installation process. Nothing complex. View full review »
TadashiTakahase
Senior Developer
Very simple and straightforward, which makes for a very good, first impression. View full review »
Ramesh Karanam
Microsoft and Dev-ops Architect at Mphasis
Setup is straightforward. As I mentioned earlier, we did a multi-node installation. View full review »
Ramesh Karanam
Microsoft and Dev-ops Architect at Mphasis
Setup is straightforward. As I mentioned earlier, we did a multi-node installation. View full review »
Namitha BM
Sr. Quality Engineering Manager with 51-200 employees
I was not involved in the initial setup. View full review »
Valentino Lopez
IT
It was very easy to install and setup. TFS has come a long way and so has its installation wizard. View full review »
SrPg82st
Senior programming analyst at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
Initial setup was straightforward. View full review »
Abhishek Ransingh
Senior Microservice/Cloud Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
I wasn’t involved in this process. View full review »
Hemkumar Thiruvarangam
Technology Expert at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Straightforward. View full review »
Principac67c
Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It was very easy to deploy the on-premise version of TFS. The wizard really helps facilitate the ease of the deployment. The web version is super easy to setup and it takes a little more than 10 minutes to be up and running. View full review »
Stephen Olner
Server Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Simple, out-of-the-box. The only area that takes time is creating builds and release pipelines. View full review »
QaAutoma6bc2
QA Automation Engineer
The initial setup was easy, but it can be even easier if you get some help at the beginning. View full review »
RaviKumar3
IT Manager 2, Data Mgmt Tools at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Setup has very specific documentation that needs to be followed 'exactly', and it's straight forward. View full review »
it_user542019
Software Test Consultant / Automation Test Architect at a tech services company
It was straightforward with help from online help articles and Microsoft documentation. View full review »
Arthur Alonso
DevOps Manager with 5,001-10,000 employees
No. The initial setup is very simple. View full review »
Archana Agarwal
Sr Project Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Straightforward. View full review »

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