Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Express 2012
With Team Foundation Server Express, even the little guys can go big. Up to five developers can access powerful application lifecycle management tools, collaborating and controlling the rise of your application, just like any large organization.
Team Foundation Server Express
Small teams, think big.
Even the smallest teams need to collaborate effectively if they want to build the next big thing. Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Express 2012 gives groups of up to five developers great application lifecycle management features like source code control, work item tracking, and build automation. Think of if it as enterprise-level development, minus the enterprise.
Manage your code with state of the art version control.
It supports teams of up to five people doing parallel development and includes many powerful features like atomic check-ins, branching and merging, shelving, labeling, concurrent check-outs, check-in policies, and the association of check-ins with work items. Differencing tools reduce the complexity in branching and merging and helps you understand the scope, organization, and maintenance of your source code and easily identify, track, and manage changes across branches.
Connect change to meaning with integrated work item tracking.
Work items can consist of requirements, tasks, bugs, issues, and test cases. The work item tracking system is extensible and you can define and control fields that are presented to the user, fields that are rolled up into reports, states that the work item can be in, how state transitions should occur, and receive alerts on state changes.
Follow your requirements through their complete lifecycle.
Full traceability and visibility into the progress and quality of each requirement, every step of the way, means you can always tie the team’s work and activities to business goals.
Centralize all roles in a single repository.
Extend your development process to customers, business analysts, testers, and operations, with the tools they are familiar with, centralizing the information and improving team collaboration and traceability.
Collaborate in context to increase visibility and reduce hand-off waste.
Team Foundation Server provides a unified and integrated view across the team and can be adapted to your project needs. End-to-end information is provided in the context of the current task, dramatically improving the efficiency of the team’s communications.
Consolidate your ALM across teams and technologies.
Centralize application lifecycle management across different teams in the organization, including first-class ALM support for SharePoint and C++. Extend even further with Team Explorer Everywhere (a free download) connecting developers using Eclipse-based Java tools on Linux and Mac operating systems for better coordination and visibility than ever before.
Implement continuous integration to reduce risks in your project.
Continuous integration capabilities in Visual Studio 2012 facilitate the incremental development process, ensure integration from the start of a project, and discover bugs earlier in the process. You can customize Team Foundation Build and configure triggers for manual build, continuous integration, rolling builds, gated check-in, or scheduled builds.
Seamlessly integrate test solutions.
Embrace an integrated test approach and engage the entire team by connecting Microsoft Test Manager with Team Foundation Server. Manage test requirements, automate the testing process, perform manual and exploratory testing, and provide test results and test feedback to developers to reproduce and solve errors. (Requires Visual Studio Test Professional 2012 or higher)
Implement review processes to ensure quality.
Enhanced code review workflows facilitate the collaboration among developers, providing a rich environment to review the code and propose changes. (Requires Visual Studio Premium 2012 or higher)
Increase visibility of your project with Team Web Access.
Team Web Access provides much of the functionality that is available through Team Explorer, and some additional tools for project management. Team Web Access also enables members of the organization who are not licensed to access TFS to access the Work Item Only View (WIOV) for managing the work items they created, such as reporting code defects and suggesting product features.
Supported Operating Systems
- Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
- Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
- Windows Server 2008 SP2 (x64)
- Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
- Windows Server 2012 (x64)
- 32-bit (x86)
- 64-bit (x64)
- 2.2 GHz or faster processor
- 1 GB RAM
- 4 GB of available hard disk space