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Find out what your peers are saying about TFS vs. Visual Studio Test Professional and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"The interface is easy to navigate.""As far as queries are concerned, creating, grading, or customizing the queries as a primary requirement is very easy to do.""It's is a very stable solution.""The most valuable features are the dashboard and task-selection capability.""The traceability is valuable. While managing the workflows, it was always nice to have that traceability from requirements and all the way through design. It integrates with Microsoft Test Manager, and you can have everything that is related to a requirement attached to it.""The most valuable feature is the backlog.""I feel that the test plan and test tools are more manageable in TFS.""Basically, the capacity to construct various products is something I find handy."

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"The ability to quickly make your own components has been valuable.""Easy to use and easily scalable.""It is a very common and strong product. A lot of support is available for this product.""The stability has always been very good.""Performance-wise, it is a great tool.""The most valuable features are tools like IntelliSense and ReSharper.""It is very easy to use. You can handle a lot of things together at once in one package, which is a good point for us.""I was satisfied with the support given by customer service."

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"The project management side should be addressed and the project and release planning should be somewhat extended.""They should have design patterns in TFS for the development team, and design patterns for the QA.""The dashboard and the customization of dashboards is an area they have to work on.""The usability of TFS is not that great.""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.""The interface can be improved and made more user-friendly.""There should be management of the project built-in.""The execution of test cases could stand improvement."

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"There are too many features with the product and I would like there to be less.""One of the problems with this solution is you need to be highly technically skilled to operate it, it is not for everyone.""It needs more integration with other tools for monitoring. Microsoft also needs to make it more modern to make it work with microservices and the cloud. It is a bit outdated currently.""The pricing of this solution should be lowered.""The integration with Git needs improving because it is a bit disjointed and unpredictable.""It is not good in terms of performance. When you open Visual Studio, you have to wait for a while to process your code. It uses a lot of resources and has a lot of features. If we could disable some of the features, it would be lighter and faster to use. Nowadays, for some of the projects, we use VS Code for JavaScript or Python. VS Code is very light and easy to use, whereas, in Visual Studio, we have to wait because it takes time to compile or run a project. It has a lot of competitors in terms of performance, such as Intelligent ID. Intelligent ID is very easy to use. It has many features, and it is lighter to use than Visual Studio. In terms of error handling, sometimes, it shows an error before you finish your code, which can be improved. It would be good if it has a version for Linux. I use VS Code on Linux, but I am not sure if Visual Studio has a version for Linux.""In Visual Studio we still don't have anything which can pinpoint memory leaks on a certain code line.""The solution is quite expensive."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing is reasonable at this time."
  • "TFS is more competitively priced than some other solutions."
  • "We pay subscription fees on a yearly basis and the price is reasonable."
  • "I wouldn't say that this tool is cheap or expensive but in the middle."
  • "We are using the open-source version."
  • "The price of the solution is cheaper than other competitors and it is a per-user license."
  • "We pay for the license yearly."
  • "I am not in a position to comment on the licensing terms, as we are talking about an enterprise arrangement."
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  • "I think that the pricing is quite good."
  • "The pricing is expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
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    TFS and Azure DevOps are different in many ways. TFS was designed for admins, and only offers incremental improvements. In addition, TFS seems complicated to use and I don’t think it has a very… more »
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    The solution is very much stable.
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    I am not in a position to comment on the licensing terms, as we are talking about an enterprise arrangement. I am not part of that.
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    We aren't bothered by the pricing of the solution at all due to the fact that it provides us with a lot of great tools. The pricing is high, however, it's a single tool that allows you to do a lot of… more »
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    In Visual Studio we still don't have anything which can pinpoint memory leaks on a certain code line. It gives me memory analysis, however, it's not taking me to the code lines. That's what I was… more »
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    Team Foundation Server
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    Overview
    Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) is the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft's application lifecycle management (ALM) solution. TFS supports agile development practices, multiple IDEs and platforms locally or in the cloud and gives you the tools you need to effectively manage software development projects throughout the IT lifecycle.
    Visual Studio Professional Edition provides an IDE for all supported development languages. As of Visual Studio 2010, the Standard edition was dropped. MSDN support is available as MSDN Essentials or the full MSDN library depending on licensing. It supports XML and XSLT editing, and can create deployment packages that only use ClickOnce and MSI. It includes tools like Server Explorer and integration with Microsoft SQL Server also. Windows Mobile development support was included in Visual Studio 2005 Standard, however, with Visual Studio 2008, it is only available in Professional and higher editions. Windows Phone 7 development support was added to all editions in Visual Studio 2010. Development for Windows Mobile is no longer supported in Visual Studio 2010; it is superseded by Windows Phone 7.
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    Sample Customers
    Vendex KBB IT Services, Info Support, Fujitsu Consulting, TCSC, Airways New Zealand, HP
    Transport for Greater Manchester, Ordina, Bluegarden A/S, CLEAResult, Jet.com, OSIsoft, Australian Taxation Office, BookedOut, Tracasa
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm34%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Computer Software Company36%
    Manufacturing Company18%
    Transportation Company9%
    Healthcare Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    TFS is ranked 2nd in Test Management Tools with 17 reviews while Visual Studio Test Professional is ranked 3rd in Test Management Tools with 8 reviews. TFS is rated 7.8, while Visual Studio Test Professional is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of TFS writes "Good traceability for managing workflows, but not flexible enough for agile environments". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visual Studio Test Professional writes "Offers lots of features, including memory analysis and code sharing". TFS is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, Rally Software, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center and TestRail by Gurock, whereas Visual Studio Test Professional is most compared with Apache JMeter, Katalon Studio, Tricentis Tosca, HCL AppScan and Micro Focus UFT Developer. See our TFS vs. Visual Studio Test Professional report.

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