5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Dec 6, 2016
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.
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.
Newer design, capabilities of clould with on-prem support in SSRS 2016
PowerBI evolution has been a bit behind compraed to our needs in disparate systems enterprise.
Time to evaluate the cloud infrastructure for Power BI.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Dec 6, 2016
Implemented with internal resources
Do not customize the tool too early. Figure out your internal processes first and then customize the tool.
Integrated with the rest of Microsoft tool set.
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 Dec 5, 2016
Migrating legacy data was tough but primarily due to the legacy system; the rest has been great!
Plan data migration better
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Dec 2, 2016
Deep functionality. We've really only begun to scratch the surface. Generally a positive experience.
Good value in going the MSDN path when bringing in a platform like TFS and Visual Studio.
Good support for agile/scrum-style team organization and work delivery.
Platform is a bit of a resource hog.
Upgrade path between TFS versions is confusing and error-prone.
Likely would have adopted TFS sooner. Would have also looked more closely at MSDN.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Dec 1, 2016
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.
Look at using Visual Studio online as a quick way to show your stakeholders what is possible.
It is very configurable and the support from Microsoft has been excellant.
The pricing model.
Clearer pricing. Zero cost for business users who wanto to manage roadmaps and see project progress.
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 Nov 30, 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
Provide a very clear, clean licensing agreement.
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 Nov 28, 2016
no issues, support is great.
ease of setup and easy to train users how to use
no issues, wish updates were smaller and more frequent.
Use a version that I didn't have to upgrade the following year.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 21, 2016
Visual Studio has been the most efficient development tool for us for many years
With such a big user base, you are in a good hand
hard to customize color scheme
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 19, 2016
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.
Use Jenkins Windows Slave to build .net from github automatically, AWS CodeDeploy to deploy artifacts to Windows Server
Not bat, but complicated
Easy to build using MSBuild, and deploy automatically to Windows Server.
we chose nopCommerce, which is .net, we may choose Java based shopping cart
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 18, 2016
Smooth Transition from VSS to TFS
Souce control branching strategies to avoid duplications.