Microsoft Ships Team Foundation Server 2015
Microsoft rolled out the latest version of its application lifecycle management (ALM) and DevOps tool, Team Foundation Server 2015.Microsoft has released the final version of Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2015, the company's on-premises application lifecycle management (ALM), DevOps and development team collaboration tool. TFS 2015, available here, provides a range of new capabilities throughout the development process with special emphasis on DevOps, Microsoft said. TFS covers the entire application lifecycle. It provides source code management via either Team Foundation Version Control or Git, reporting, requirements management, project management, automated builds, lab management, testing and release management capabilities. TFS 2015 expands the "Basic" license to include Web-based test execution, agile portfolio management, work item chart authoring and team rooms. What this means is that all teams of five or fewer members with a "Basic" license have access to these features using Team Web Access for free, while larger teams can access this functionality at a much lower price point. Microsoft made several improvements to the Agile project management capabilities in TFS, including hierarchical backlog management, customizable cards, swim lanes, definition of done, split columns, inline edit, search and filter, and more, Brian Harry, Microsoft's Developer Division corporate vice president in charge of Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Online, said in a blog post.
TFS 2015 also brings a major overhaul to the Team Foundation Server build system "that not only addresses numerous points of customer feedback—like a Web UI, change auditing, better agent pool management, high availability, etc., but also unlocks whole new worlds by creating a dramatically simpler extensibility model, providing tasks for building almost anything you want—Java, Android, iOS, Node.js and more, and a cross-platform agent that enables you to build on any platform you choose," Harry said.