Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Team Foundation Server
No matter the size of your team or your task, development can’t happen in a vacuum. Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Team Foundation Server provides the solid communication, collaboration, and application lifecycle management tools you need to ensure that your software gets built fast and gets built right.
Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 is an integrated solution that enables individuals and development teams of any size to turn their ideas into exceptional, compelling applications. It enables all stakeholders involved in software delivery to take advantage of state-of-the-art tooling to create outstanding experiences that delight the end users of your consumer and business applications, with a simplified development solution that enables quality through all the tasks and roles involved in a software project.
With Visual Studio 2012, you enhance your team's ability to implement state-of-the-art developer practices that are adapted to your team's optimal rhythm. It provides workflows and tools that shorten delivery cycles, includes customers and operations in software construction, and eliminates waste. As a result, you reduce risks, solve problems faster, and continuously deliver value that exceeds customers' expectations.
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.
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:
- Phase 2 International
- PRAKTIK Hosting
- SaaS Made Easy, LLC
- TFS Server Hosting
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:
- Northwest Cadence
- Notion Solutions
- OpenMake Software
- Phase 2 Hosting
- PRAKTIK Hosting
- SaaS Made Easy
Specifications / System Requirements
|Package Type||Retail Boxed Package|
|License Type||Complete Package|
|License Quantity||1 User|
|Operating System||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)|
|Min CPU||2.2 GHz or faster processor|
|Min HDD||8 GB of available hard disk space|
|Min RAM||1 GB (See Below for Detail)|
|Other Software Requirements||Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2,Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP1 or SharePoint 2010|
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
- Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP1 or SharePoint 2010
Product information, specifications, and compatibility are for advisory purposes only, and is the buyers full responsibility to verify with the manufacturer prior to ordering.