TFS Other Advice

Derek Deida Evermore
AVP, DevOps Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Hire a TFS expert or bring on a consultant. Nothing will ruin your development shop quicker than a poorly implemented version control/build system. Microsoft premier consulting services is very expensive, but they can typically get you setup from soup-to-nuts in three to four weeks. That will include extensive guidance in how to use the tool. Your internal resources should work very closely with any consultant as a learning experience. View full review »
QA IV with 501-1,000 employees
Since I have worked with Jira and TestRail as part of test management, I would strongly suggest giving training to your employees before implementing them. TFS is way different from other tools; its working style is also different. Unless, they get introduced to it, you won’t be able to attain its merits. TFS is really worth it if we can use its advanced features. In order to get that kind of understanding, a training session and follow-up sessions once a while are essential. Learning TFS is like getting familiar with a brand new tool. That kind of awareness is needed from both the employees and higher officials. View full review »
Automation Specialist Team Lead at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Test Management is immature for an application lifecycle management tool and it might take a couple more releases and pricing/functionality restructuring. View full review »
Senior System Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
If you are on MS stack, I can only recommend TFS since it’s much more than just a source code repository. High level of out of box automation, integration with Visual Studio, and other tools will make your life much easier. View full review »
TFS Admin, Configuration Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
If you need a complete ALM tool for Microsoft applications and have the budget, please go ahead with TFS. View full review »
Senior Technical Lead
Try to bring the latest version, TFS 2017. View full review »
QA Manager, Automation Testing Architect at a recruiting/HR firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Look for the cloud version. It will give you an understanding of further development of the product. View full review »
Software Development Manager at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Make sure that you understand Microsoft's licensing model and that you select the process templates that are most suitable to you when setting up the product for the first time. Different process templates have different reports that you can view. View full review »
Pothuraju Katta
SVP Development Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I suggest giving the product a try first. Reading too much on paper does not tell you the entire story of the product. It is really good to use it if you want to combine both SCM and ALM. View full review »
Development Manager at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Now, there is the cloud offering of Team Foundation Server which is known as Visual Studio Team Services which would suit those who do not want to maintain the on-premise version and is free for up to five users. View full review »
Chaminda Chandrasekara
Software Architect with 501-1,000 employees
Just go for it. Whether you develop on Microsoft platforms or otherwise, you will find it useful and enhancing to the way you work. View full review »
Senior Developer
Use the free version of VSTS first, to just to have an idea of what it is. It's even possible to build binaries online. View full review »
Namitha BM
Sr. Quality Engineering Manager with 51-200 employees
This product choice was influenced by the development team more than any other team due to the development around .NET and its accompanying technologies. The product works best for development teams. Overall, I would rate this solution a seven out of 10. We have many different teams, and it does not work well for all them, e.g., applications for management tools. Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: I look at reviews of the product because these are real companies who have been using this particular product. View full review »
Valentino Lopez
Before purchasing any hardware, you should review all the hardware requirements. Also, plan to scale if growth is expected. Build servers with more than one CPU, if you can have build agents assigned to each processor. For example, if you have a server with four CPUs, then you technically can have four build agents running on that server. View full review »
Senior programming analyst at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
It has great functionality: work items, backlogs, source code, build releases, and it's easy to use. TFS is very easy to integrate into your system. It's very easy to follow for any new developers. Also, I would say some 80 percent of developers out there use Visual Studio which is integrated with TFS. View full review »
Abhishek Ransingh
Senior Microservice/Cloud Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
There are better tools for Agile and CI/CD in the market. TFS may be good for code repository purposes; however, it's not the best for Agile practice. View full review »
Hemkumar Thiruvarangam
Technology Expert at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It's a good tool. Please make use of it and get more benefits. View full review »
Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Don’t wait too long. If you can use the cloud version, it has so much less overhead and you also stay up-to-date on features. View full review »
Stephen Olner
Server Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Team Foundation Server is an enterprise ALM tool, not just for developers. It’s come a long way in 10 years, it's worth a look. View full review »
IT Manager 2, Data Mgmt Tools at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
It's an outstanding product, but needs technically qualified people to administer this product. View full review »
Software Test Consultant / Automation Test Architect at a tech services company
Do a proof of concept to ascertain that it fits with your organisation. View full review »
Arthur Alonso
DevOps Manager with 5,001-10,000 employees
If you don't have any impediments, choose a Microsoft Solution. An MS solution is totally integrated. View full review »
Archana Agarwal
Sr Project Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This tool is good for agile projects, and it has all features which QC provides. View full review »

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