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Visual Studio Team Foundation Server is a project management and version control application for software development teams. It's typically deployed in organizations with several developers who need to collaborate on one or more projects.
This donation provides one server license for running one instance of the server software in one physical or virtual operating system environment on a single server. Each user or device that connects to the server must have a Team Foundation Server user or device client access license (CAL). See TechSoup's Guide to Microsoft Server Licensing for more information.
Benefits for Organizations
If you have an experienced software development team, you can use Visual Studio Team Foundation Server to simplify the interactions among team members and roles.
- Version control: Developers can check in, check out, compare, merge, and manage versions to collaborate and maintain control of projects.
- Collaboration: Teams can collaborate with all project stakeholders throughout the development process with work items, Kanban boards, and feedback requests.
- Bug tracing: An operations team can record and capture the sequence of events that caused a bug. The development team can then update the software in a timely manner.
- Web portal: The Web Access application allows access to Visual Studio through a web browser.
- Reporting: Developers can generate reports that show the current state of work.
This Software Included with Visual Studio Products
If your organization has received a donation of a Visual Studio product through ENCLUDEit, you will probably not need to request Team Foundation Server.The Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) subscription that is bundled with Visual Studio editions available through ENCLUDEit provides a server license for Team Foundation Server and one CAL.