3 out of 5.0, Reviewed Oct 18, 2016
TFS and Visual Studio provide the needed ALM services for our organization. Getting answers out of Microsoft is always a challenge. Trying to understand the product roadmap has been very difficult.
Make sure you have a technical lead who can really understand the platform and the ALM nuiances.
I'd go a little faster. We could have completed the project earlier but we were somewhat concerned about some workflow issues.. these proved unfounded.
There is no label for this box.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Oct 18, 2016
Its always fun to use the Microsoft products as far as you wait for the first set of patches issued :)
Probably expand of 3rd party products that sits on top of the Microsoft development tools
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Oct 17, 2016
Easy to implement the service integration with Visual Studio & TFS. However, some of the "out of the box" rapid build tools were not easy to customize. We understand that this is by design. The MVC project was a pilot for us.
Do a pilot before full adoption.
Training availability, user community, ease of implementation.
Good, Microsoft-standard support.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Sep 22, 2016
Implementation and upgrades can be complicated with integrations with SharePoint, SQL Server, and SQL Server Reporting Services. Support from Microsoft was pretty good.
This is a robust tool and with that comes complexity but it is very flexible and the user experience has improved greatly over the years.
Very flexible and easy to learn and use.
Better alignment between their own product teams on releases and versioning.
They continue to add great features and the usability improves with every release.
Sometimes extensive work is required to prove it is a product bug vs. some configuration or implementation issue.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Aug 22, 2016
The overall experience was satisfactory. Microsoft could provide more UI controls for their MVC framework. Currently, it falls short of expectations relative to Web Forms framework and other technologies
MVC framework based web development is easy to develop, manage and re-use.
MVC framework based web development is easy to develop, manage and re-use
Absence of sufficient UI controls for the MVC framework.
As mentioned above.
Evaluate other options.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Aug 17, 2016
Developer-friendly user experience. Fully integrated solution with strong 3rd party add-on community.
Great community support and online documentation.
3 out of 5.0, Reviewed Aug 17, 2016
On strong recommendation from Microsoft, we decided to implement .Net Core version 1. This turned out to be a bad decision due to the obvious weaknesses of the technology. The move ultimately cost us about 3 months of lost development time and put the project behind schedule. We were disappointed with the reluctance of Microsoft to admit the deficiencies of the product (which they ultimately pulled).
Trust but verify.
The framework is still very solid.
The roadmap of the product is murky and seems to shift depending on non-corrolated technologies.
Be more transparent.
Rethink our strategy of adopting technologies from a trusted partner.
The Core technology was oversold.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Jun 16, 2016
New features to reduce need for resharper.
Just do it.
Free form structure.
Better shortkey education.
Stay up to date.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed May 26, 2016
We adopted VSTS over a period of 4 months. We initially utilized a pilot area before implementing the enterprise instance. This gave us an opportunity to understand how we wanted to implement the product before conducting a conversion of our source code and test library.
Execute a pilot first before full implementation.
Ease of use.
Licensing structure is confusing and difficult to maintain.
Provide a full suite of services instead of requiring engagement with a 3rd party vendor.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed May 10, 2016
CIO is extremely satisfied.
Microsoft consultants, engineers, and admins are among the best.
Implementation and testing ongoing.
Always available and responsive, quick to provide solutions.