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2018-05-23T10:30:00Z

What needs improvement with TFS?

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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with TFS.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

In the TFS tool, we, essentially, made the test cases and test tools. The execution of test cases could stand improvement. They have provided many ways to manage the execution, but they can streamline it to one or two ways. People do not wish to try all the alternative methods.

2021-09-03T10:05:50Z
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Top 20Real User

Currently, we are looking for a solution with which we can incorporate third-party development sites or third-party project teams into the system. Because it is on-premise, it is a bit problematic because we need to have a VPN or something else in the system. A cloud-based solution would be better for us, and that's what we are looking for. Our biggest problem is the external connection, which, of course, is limited by our own IT. It would be good to have some kind of publishing service for this external connection. It might be there, and it might be that our IT is making it impossible for us. Its template editor could be easier to use. Currently, customizing the project templates according to your needs requires some work.

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

This solution is quite old and it is already being bundled as Azure DevOps Server. In an upcoming release, more integration is needed.

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

There are many things that I cannot do, and I have a lot of bugs. For example, if I want to merge two branches together, sometimes TFS will merge them automatically and I couldn't find the changes and had to check them myself. That wasn't very good for me and I couldn't understand all of them and wasn't able to interact with them. The merging could be simplified and improved. I would like to see more features included for branching so that it copies your source code to the other branch, and have it in a separate folder.

2021-01-08T19:00:40Z
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Top 20Real User

Currently, there are a lot of products for managing the product backlog. The usability of TFS is not that great. Integration from an agile perspective could be improved. Jira is far better in this regard.

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

I would like to see better integration between TFS and third-party tools such as Jira. For example, integration with SharePoint is not very straightforward and we need to do a lot of manual work. The user interface could be improved to make it simpler and increase usability. Making it more user-friendly would be a good thing. While it is okay in some regards, it does not compare to tools like Jira. There is some complexity because there are a lot of features, but usability can still be much better and it would be more comfortable to use.

2020-10-08T07:25:17Z
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Top 20Consultant

TFS has to be more user-friendly. We could have some friendly dashboards, which I feel is missing here, where I can easily plug in the dashboard and use it. Part of the test case upload is there, but it's an addon that is not being used at this time. Creating dashboards is complicated. The dashboard and the customization of dashboards is an area they have to work on. It needs to be improved. I would like to see improved dashboards with easy plug and play. There should be multiple templates that would be easily and readily available where I can track and create my view. This is what I feel is missing or needs improvement.

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

The reporting functionality is something that they should work on. The dashboards can be improved. Migrating from version to version should be easier.

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

The continuous integration and continuous delivery should begin with DSS. It doesn't right now. That needs to be changed. The phased release process could be better. Instead of shelving the call and unshelving the call, it should be done in phases. In an updated version, this should be something they adjust. It needs a more effective release process. There should be management of the project built-in.

2020-08-11T06:17:34Z
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Top 10Real User

They should have design patterns in TFS for the development team, and design patterns for the QA. QA around the world basically does the same thing, and also development. Similar to Scrum, they should have something already built-in. I would like to see templates for design added, and the option to make it more complicated.

2020-08-02T08:16:40Z
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Top 20Real User

When you are trying to connect from Visual Studio code to TFS the integration isn't so easy and I think that could be improved. There's one feature we'd really like to see. If I want to scan through how many files have checked out by name, there are no extensions or plugins available for us to readily get the information from TFS because it's being managed by someone else. As a development partner, we're dependent on them for the details and our preference would be to have the ability to do that ourselves.

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

I would like to see the reporting features expanded so that I can see details on the users connected to all of the projects. As it is now, I can see the details of a single project by selecting it. However, I cannot see all of the scheduled projects at once.

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

There are a lot of places that Microsoft can improve this product, as well as their support. The program and portfolio planning facility can be improved. As it is now, you can't do portfolio program planning functionality across multiple project Areas (vs. Team areas within a project area) because you cannot link items across projects. Reporting can be done using Power BI, but real time connections are difficult. You can use connectors and external integrations but you cannot do it with the tool. It needs to be better. It is difficult to customize.

2020-06-17T10:56:06Z
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Top 20Real User

I would like to see TFS integrated with a project management solution, such as Microsoft EPM. Right now, it is isolated from EPM but if we could somehow connect it, then that would help a lot. As it is now, the results are not easy to report to project managers, which makes it difficult to estimate both cost and the time to completion. The interface can be improved and made more user-friendly.

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

The test management interface is not very handy. I would like to see improved metrics in MTM.

2019-10-16T10:48:00Z
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Real User

One of the areas that could be improved is to have an effective full life-cycle management. For example, when the developing team has an issue with a bug, they can relate and tag sources and builds to that bug, but after that, it's not easy to track if those builds where in fact deployed. In the next release, I would l like to see a modern solution with a full integration of the real life-cycle.

2019-10-07T11:43:00Z
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Top 10Real User

In the next release, I would like them to include integration for various projects, similar to what JIRA has, and they could create this feature on the dashboard. If they could create a feature to allow us to see the dashboards with all of the products, it would be useful.

2019-10-06T16:38:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The dashboard needs more enhancements.

2018-12-12T10:13:00Z
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More options could be provided from the perspective of requirements management, which would help product owners to use the tool effectively.

2018-08-13T08:17:00Z
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Real User

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.

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

Right now they are up to standard. All the features that we needed are included currently in TFS, including Git repository which allows our developers to perform their code-testing without impacting by uploading the latest code in TFS. It fits all of our needs.

2018-05-23T10:30:00Z
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