AshiqA

Our comapny is currently using Visual Studio 2005 and Visual SourceSafe to develop an ASP.NET application. We're looking into adopting Microsoft Team Foundation Server.

Will TFS on its own, without the special "Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for X" versions work with our existing setup If so, what are the benefits to using the Team Edition versions



Re: Team Foundation Server - General Team Foundation Server with Visual Studio 2005 Non-Team Edition

Martin Woodward

TFS will work inside a regular Visual Studio 2005 with the Team Explorer client installed, however if you are not using on of the Team Editions then you will need to purchase CAL's for TFS.

The Team Editions contain many additional features over and above the collaboration features provided in Team Explorer and hosted by TFS. For example the developer SKU gives you access to Microsoft new Unit Testing framework, static code analysis and much more. Tester gives you access to recording web tests etc (useful when testing ASP.NET apps).

However, if it is just source control and work item tracking that you want then TFS + CALS may be all you need.





Re: Team Foundation Server - General Team Foundation Server with Visual Studio 2005 Non-Team Edition

AshiqA

Thanks, that's what I thought.

But what are CALs





Re: Team Foundation Server - General Team Foundation Server with Visual Studio 2005 Non-Team Edition

Martin Woodward

Ahh, sorry. CAL = Client Access License. Depending on region, they retail for about $499 for one license (before volume discounts etc)