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4.3 out of 5.0 (28 ratings)

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  • 5 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): Microsoft Developer Network, Microsoft Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server

    Microsoft Visual Studio and PowerBI/SQL Server Reporting Services 2016

    Overall Comment

    Working wiht Microsoft specially after the change in the leadership has trickled down in my experience. We recently did a prototype for PowerBI and finally picked SSRS 2016 for BI solutions. Got quick responses from Microsoft Product Owners in the analytics space and also a growing community is very positive.

    What one piece of advice would you give other prospective customers?

    If you are in a on-prem and cloud hybrid modal and time-to-market is essential, we decided to go with MSFT because of options available in both space.

    What do you dislike most about the product?

    Newer design, capabilities of clould with on-prem support in SSRS 2016

    What one thing do you wish the vendor did differently?

    PowerBI evolution has been a bit behind compraed to our needs in disparate systems enterprise.

    If you could start over, what would your organization do differently?

    Time to evaluate the cloud infrastructure for Power BI.


  • 5 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): Team Foundation Server

    TFS2013 On-Prem - Very good tool, but get TFS2015

    Overall Comment

    Implemented with internal resources

    What one piece of advice would you give other prospective customers?

    Do not customize the tool too early. Figure out your internal processes first and then customize the tool.

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    Integrated with the rest of Microsoft tool set.

    What do you dislike most about the product?

    Features are lagging comparing with the competition. However I think it is the best all-in-one platform for ALM.


  • 5 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): Microsoft Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server

    Implementation and maintenance are easy

    Overall Comment

    Migrating legacy data was tough but primarily due to the legacy system; the rest has been great!

    If you could start over, what would your organization do differently?

    Plan data migration better


  • 4 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): Microsoft Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server

    Steep learning curve, but deep value.

    Overall Comment

    Deep functionality. We've really only begun to scratch the surface. Generally a positive experience.

    What one piece of advice would you give other prospective customers?

    Good value in going the MSDN path when bringing in a platform like TFS and Visual Studio.

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    Good support for agile/scrum-style team organization and work delivery.

    What do you dislike most about the product?

    Platform is a bit of a resource hog.

    What one thing do you wish the vendor did differently?

    Upgrade path between TFS versions is confusing and error-prone.

    If you could start over, what would your organization do differently?

    Likely would have adopted TFS sooner. Would have also looked more closely at MSDN.


  • 4 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): Microsoft Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server

    Developers will be happy but project and program managers will want more.

    Overall Comment

    Overall experience is very positive. Breadth of functionality is good but it is lacking in PPM functionality, particularly for large scale prograsms. The PPM capability seems to be focused on small agile teams but not well suited for larger enterprises with a hybrid waterfall & agile model.

    What one piece of advice would you give other prospective customers?

    Look at using Visual Studio online as a quick way to show your stakeholders what is possible.

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    It is very configurable and the support from Microsoft has been excellant.

    What do you dislike most about the product?

    The pricing model.

    What one thing do you wish the vendor did differently?

    Clearer pricing. Zero cost for business users who wanto to manage roadmaps and see project progress.

    If you could start over, what would your organization do differently?

    I think we would try and get the business users and the PMO folks engaged but this was difficult because they dont see Visual Studio as a tool that they would use. Better integration with MS Project and SharePoint is needed.


  • 4 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): Team Foundation Server

    TFS implementation retrospectives

    Overall Comment

    Overall the MS TFS platform works very well for Microsoft-oriented development organizations, and has transitioned well to the Cloud. However, the pricing model is still confusing and can lead to a very high cost of ownership, which makes open source tools more attactive, even at the expense of integration challenges.

    What one piece of advice would you give other prospective customers?

    Look very carefully at your enterprise agreement with Microsoft, and carefully forecast the cost of ownership. Make sure to fully utilize credits and perks included on other Microsoft offering to reduce and manage the cost of TFS,. like MSDN subscriptions, Visual Studio, etc.

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    The integration it offers with the rest of the Microsoft Stack. It REALLY makes a lot of sense to utilize TFS when an organization is largely MS based. Properly configured, TFS can be used for the entire software development lifecycle, and the cloud version (VSTS) now is capable of facilitating the adoption of more mature Agile process frameworks like SAFE.

    What do you dislike most about the product?

    Challenges utilizing it and integrating with other important tools. Although improvements have been made to support tools and platform like GIT, non-MS shops usually find more value and better fit to their requirements on tools other than MS TFS.

    What one thing do you wish the vendor did differently?

    Provide a very clear, clean licensing agreement.

    If you could start over, what would your organization do differently?

    Probably look closer to open source. The open source tools have matured dramatically over the past few years, and, as long as the integration challenges are addressed, they present a very attractive alternative.


  • 5 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): Microsoft Visual Studio

    Easy set up, easy learning curve, excellent resources for support

    Overall Comment

    no issues, support is great.

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    ease of setup and easy to train users how to use

    What one thing do you wish the vendor did differently?

    no issues, wish updates were smaller and more frequent.

    If you could start over, what would your organization do differently?

    Use a version that I didn't have to upgrade the following year.


  • 5 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): Microsoft Visual Studio

    Visual Studio has been the most efficient development tool for us for many years

    Overall Comment

    Visual Studio has been the most efficient development tool for us for many years

    What one piece of advice would you give other prospective customers?

    With such a big user base, you are in a good hand

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    Integration

    What do you dislike most about the product?

    hard to customize color scheme


  • 4 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): MVC Framework, Microsoft Visual Studio

    Deploy ASP.Net application in AWS cloud using AWS code deployment

    Overall Comment

    Visual Studio 2013 is a mature produt comparing 2015 which needs lots fof Windows 10 upgrade. we still use Windows 7 for development, and deploy to Windows 2012 R2 in AWS.

    What one piece of advice would you give other prospective customers?

    Use Jenkins Windows Slave to build .net from github automatically, AWS CodeDeploy to deploy artifacts to Windows Server

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    Not bat, but complicated

    What one thing do you wish the vendor did differently?

    Easy to build using MSBuild, and deploy automatically to Windows Server.

    If you could start over, what would your organization do differently?

    we chose nopCommerce, which is .net, we may choose Java based shopping cart


  • 4 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): Team Foundation Server

    Easy Implementation additional features needed.

    Overall Comment

    Smooth Transition from VSS to TFS

    What do you dislike most about the product?

    Easy Implementation

    If you could start over, what would your organization do differently?

    Souce control branching strategies to avoid duplications.


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4.0

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3.7
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4.4

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Availability of quality 3rd-party resources (integrators, service providers, etc.)

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4.2

Ease of integration using standard APIs and tools

(26)
4.3

Quality and availability of end-user training

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4.3

Ease of deployment

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4.3
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4.2

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4.1

Quality of technical support

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4.0

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Development/Integration

Application Lead

Vendor/Product Selection

Executive Sponsor

Technical assessment

Implementation, Maintenance or other IT support

System Administrator

User Training

Vendor Management

End User Computing Stakeholder

End User Support Manager

Functional Assessment

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Business Analyst

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Why did you purchase the software or service? Multiple responses allowed.

Create internal/operational efficiencies

Improve business process agility

Improve business process outcomes

Reduce time to market

Cost management

Drive innovation

Improve customer relations/service

Enhance decision making

Improve compliance and risk management

Improve compliance & risk management


What were the key factors that drove your decision? Multiple responses allowed.

Product functionality and performance

Pre-existing relationships

Strong user community

Product roadmap and future vision

Overall cost

Breadth of services

Financial/organizational viability

Strong customer focus

Strong services expertise

Strong consulting partnership


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North America

Europe, Middle East and Africa