TFS Pricing and License Cost

Derek Deida Evermore
AVP, DevOps Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Use the Microsoft recommended “seat-based” licensing model. This allows a single developer with multiple machines to consume only one client license. View full review »
QA IV with 501-1,000 employees
I am not sure about pricing. I never got a chance to purchase it. View full review »
Automation Specialist Team Lead at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
It's just as expensive as HPE ALM, without many of the features, best used for development tool only to avoid higher costs. View full review »
Senior System Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We use a Visual Studio subscription for every team member and the TFS licenses are included. If running TFS on-premise is expensive, maybe you could consider moving to the Cloud and use the Visual Studio Team Services. View full review »
TFS Admin, Configuration Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Yes, the pricing and licensing for TFS is on the higher side, but if you intend to use the tool as a complete ALM tool, it will reduce your costs in the long run. View full review »
Senior Technical Lead
Excellent, especially if you have an enterprise license agreement with Microsoft. View full review »
QA Manager, Automation Testing Architect at a recruiting/HR firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
If you have an MSDN license for using TFS, it is a good tool to start from. Later on, you may prefer to select another suite. However, you need to be sure about change. TFS, as from 2015, is evolving very quickly including the CI server, GIT server, and code review process with pull requests support inside. View full review »
Software Development Manager at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Pricing and licensing model is still quite complex, as are all of Microsoft's products. View full review »
Pothuraju Katta
SVP Development Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Very straightforward pricing. We have an enterprise agreement with Microsoft, where the majority of the product is covered. One good thing is the stakeholder license, which is free for business users. Hence, the cost of the license for only the QA and Development team is around $5. View full review »
Development Manager at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
There is now cloud offering of the Team Foundation Server known as Team Foundation Services for smaller companies/individuals to use, starting out with the free version for five users. I would recommend people review their requirements based on the size and resources; review them with the different offering that is now available from Microsoft. View full review »
Chaminda Chandrasekara
Software Architect with 501-1,000 employees
If you do not want to have the burden of maintenance, go for Visual Studio Team Services (TFS in cloud) which is cheaper, flexible, and is always getting the latest features first. View full review »
Senior Developer
This is the negative side of TFS; the price is expensive. Microsoft offers VSTS for free if you have a very small company and don't mind to keep your code in the cloud. But if this isn't the case, you have to pay too much for licenses (in the cloud or out of it), especially if your company just needs to track the changes in your code. View full review »
Ramesh Karanam
Microsoft and Dev-ops Architect at Mphasis
No idea on this one as it was done by different team. View full review »
Ramesh Karanam
Microsoft and Dev-ops Architect at Mphasis
Not idea on this one as it was done by a different team. View full review »
Namitha BM
Sr. Quality Engineering Manager with 51-200 employees
It is pretty expensive compared to other project management tools. View full review »
Valentino Lopez
The pricing model has changed several times, even within the last several years, but, I believe, the model is cheaper than before. View full review »
Abhishek Ransingh
Senior Microservice/Cloud Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
I wasn’t involved in discussions of pricing or licensing for TFS at Lennox. View full review »
Hemkumar Thiruvarangam
Technology Expert at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
There is no product costing if you have a Microsoft subscription. View full review »
Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I cannot advise as the costs and licensing vary by organization and the type of agreement that they have with Microsoft. I direct all those types of questions to Microsoft. View full review »
Stephen Olner
Server Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
It's free with MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network). View full review »
QA Automation Engineer
It is a really fair price for the functionality you get. View full review »
IT Manager 2, Data Mgmt Tools at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Microsoft changes licensing and pricing every year. Best thing to do is reach out to their licensing/sales folks for the latest info. View full review »
Software Test Consultant / Automation Test Architect at a tech services company
Microsoft has different licensing models. Each organisation would have to decide which is best for them. View full review »
Arthur Alonso
DevOps Manager with 5,001-10,000 employees
The complete switch is very good. If you have the budget, choose TFS. View full review »
Archana Agarwal
Sr Project Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Pricing is better compared to other leading tools. View full review »

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