Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012
For application lifecycle management
Connect. Consolidate. Collaborate. Get everyone on your team working in harmony.
Team Foundation Server
Rise through obsessive collaboration
No matter the size of your team or your task, development can’t happen in a vacuum. Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 provides the solid communication, collaboration, and application lifecycle management tools you need to ensure that your software gets built fast and gets built right.
Manage your code with state of the art version control.
It supports teams of all sizes 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.
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.
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 and its data warehousing capabilities provide 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, starting with first-class ALM support for SharePoint and C++. Extend even further with Team Explorer Everywhere (now included with Team Foundation Server) connecting developers using Eclipse-based Java tools and Linux and Mac operating systems for better coordination and visibility than ever before.
Adopt agile techniques to become more effective
Flexible agile planning tools (like capacity planning, taskboards, and backlog management) allow teams to adopt incremental development techniques and agile methodologies, like Scrum, at your own pace. Use the same tools to enhance your current methodology more gradually.
Reconcile the agile team with your company’s project management
Integration with Microsoft Project and Microsoft Project Server reconciles the software development team with the company’s project management process, making sure agile and traditional project planning are integrated.
Continuously monitor the progress of the project
Monitor the health of the project using the data and reports that are automatically collected and generated in Team Foundation Server.
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 items and test cases to business goals.
Seamlessly integrate test solutions
Embrace an integrated test approach and engage the entire team by connecting Test Manager with Team Foundation Server. Manage test requirements, automate the testing process, perform Manual and Exploratory testing, and provide all the information that developers need to reproduce and solve errors.
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. 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.
Keep your focus on your code with third-party hosting
Maintaining infrastructure can take up time better spent in development. But you can easily remove that task from your plate with one of these Team Foundation Server hosting providers:
Get help moving from Visual SourceSafe
Get the official upgrade tool to move your Visual SourceSafe repositories to Team Foundation Server or Team Foundation Service: Visual Source Safe Upgrade Tool for Team Foundation Server.
Not sure how to upgrade your team from Visual SourceSafe to Team Foundation Server? Choose a partner who can make it happen with a plan that fits your needs and your schedule:
Sync or Migrate
Migration and synchronization solutions automate the process of moving data between other version control or work item tracking systems and Team Foundation Server:
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) (Windows 7 and Windows 8 clients)
- 64-bit (x64)
- 2.2 GHz or faster processor
- 1 GB RAM – Basic installation
- 2 GB RAM – Standard installation (no SharePoint)
- 10 GB RAM – Full installations (includes SharePoint)
- 8 GB of available hard disk space
- Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2012
- Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP1, SharePoint2010, or SharePoint 2013