If you have been following the various developments of Visual Studio 11 and Team Foundation Server 11 then you are already aware that Microsoft now offers a cloud-based solution for TFS – currently referred to as the Team Foundation Service Preview. Many of the features that are currently available in the “on-premises” version of TFS are also available in the cloud-based version (conversely, there are also some features in the cloud-based version that do not exist in the on-premises version). Rather than getting into the details of what’s included in the Team Foundation Service, I recommend checking out the newly release Team Foundation Service whitepaper (click here then click on the “ALM Rangers – Visual Studio Team Foundation Service.pdf” link).
The current table of contents include the following topics:
- The Dogfooding Environment at a Glance
- The good, the bad, and the ugly as experienced by ALM Rangers
- What is the ease of acquisition and deployment of Team Foundation Service?
- How is a distributed work model with multiple companies or remote workers enabled?
- How is “work from anywhere” enabled?
- How are ongoing improvements delivered to Team Foundation Service?
- How does Team Foundation Service handle Identity Management?
- How should administration of Team Foundation Service be handled in the Enterprise?
- Why should Team Foundation Service be positioned as a “Centralized Service Delivery” in the Enterprise?
- When should you choose between Team Foundation Service and On-Premise Deployment of Team
- Foundation Server?
If you have questions about the Team Foundation Service then this document proves to be a great source of information.