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2018-05-23T10:30:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering TFS?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering TFS, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 10Real User

I am a project manager. I would rate TFS a seven out of ten

2021-10-11T17:18:06Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

They're slowly migrating the solution to DevOps at the moment. I would recommend the solution to others. I suggest that those looking for enterprise wide solutions can go with TFS whereas, if they are short on team members, they can try the alternative. Smaller teams can try Jira, as well. I rate TFS as a seven to eight out of ten.

2021-09-03T10:05:50Z
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Real User

The Team Foundation Server is now called Azure DevOps. We are using an old product. I would advise others to consider whether they need an on-premises or a cloud solution. The on-premises solution requires external developers. They can also look at the cloud option and see which product offering is better for their needs. It is a nice system to have. You get a managed system where you can manage your development tasks easily, and you don't need to keep your own bookkeeping for tasks and backup items. They are already there in TFS. You can just use the system monthly and produce reports out of the system. For me, it was nice to see that such a tool exists. I would rate TFS a nine out of ten. I'm pretty happy with it.

2021-03-07T22:07:47Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

If someone is looking for version control software and product management software today, then I would recommend them to go for Azure DevOps. If they do not have any restrictions in terms of keeping their data on-cloud, then they should go with Azure DevOps Cloud Service, because then you will not have to worry about installing anything on the server. If you want to have an on-premise solution, then you can use the Azure DevOps Server version. I rate TFS an eight out of ten.

2021-03-05T19:20:20Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution to others. It's definitely a good product. If you are looking to set up custom privileges then it's a good option for you. It has several features. If you want to secure your code, TFS is a good choice, as it can do it easily. I would rate TFS a five out of ten.

2021-01-08T19:00:40Z
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Real User

It depends on what methodology. You can use it for the entire software development process, from the user story to the code and the integration and deployment — the whole nine yards. That's something to be taken care of and set up diligently. On a scale from one to ten, I would give TFS a rating of seven.

2020-11-03T00:11:59Z
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Top 20Real User

My advice to anybody who is considering TFS is that the suitability depends on what technology you are trying to use. For example, if you're using Microsoft technology then it is better to use TFS. If on the other hand, you are developing something outside of Microsoft, perhaps using an open-source tool, then I wouldn't be able to recommend TFS. Instead, I would choose one of the other many third-party tools that are available. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-10-08T07:25:17Z
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In my opinion, I would say that TFS is more supportive of a large enterprise. There is a lot of information available online. The suitability of TFS depends on the requirements of the customer. If it is for Test Management, I would say that TFS is a product that they should consider if it's a large organization that has multiple or multi-thread implementations. Overall, I would say it's fine and I would recommend it. I would rate TFS and eight out of ten.

2020-09-21T06:33:13Z
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Top 5Real User

In summary, this is a good product and I strongly recommend it. If the reporting were enhanced then it would be even better. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-08-30T08:33:41Z
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Top 20Real User

Overall the solution is good. It's scalable and stable and has been working well for us. Of course, the phased release could be smoother, and it's something they need to improve upon. I'd recommend this solution, even though we do plan to move to Microsoft Azure DevOps. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

2020-08-11T06:17:34Z
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Top 20Real User

It's a good product and it's fulfilled all that I want it to do. I recommend this product. If you are looking for something simple, TFS is what you should use. If you are looking for a more complex solution then I would suggest going with Jira. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-08-02T08:16:40Z
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Real User

This is a good tool for core depository, but there are a lot of thing in TFS you can do: You can automate the entire update process. You can run your sprint and everything, it's a good option enterprise wise. Nowadays everything has DevOps so it's a good thing to use. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

2020-07-16T06:21:11Z
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Top 20Real User

My advice to anybody who is considering TFS is that once you get used to it, the interface is very easy to navigate. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-06-18T05:18:35Z
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Top 20Real User

My advice to anybody who is implementing this solution is to use as much as possible, out of the box. Customizing it is difficult. It may not necessarily fit everything perfectly and it can be tricky to scale, but not impossible. There are definitely challenges scaling it. That said, the tool from Microsoft does allow you to do things very differently but try to do it in a standard way first. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-06-17T10:56:06Z
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Real User

There is a gap between project management, agile methodology, and TFS resource management. If they can fill this gap then it would be a great improvement for us and many other companies. My advice for anybody who is implementing this solution is to keep in mind that using the tool, alone, will not change the way they develop their software. First, they should become familiar with agile methodology, and then they will be able to properly use TFS. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-02-20T06:37:59Z
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Top 20LeaderboardReal User

This solution is simple to learn. It's straightforward and you don't need a lot of time to learn the functionalities. I would recommend this solution. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-10-06T16:38:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-07-16T10:04:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-05-23T10:30:00Z
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