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Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2012

    Question

  • If I currently have a licensed copy of Visual Studio Professional 2012 do I need to puschase a CAL for Team Foundation Server?
    Thursday, July 18, 2013 11:40 PM

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  • Hi,

    Thanks for your post.

    A Team Foundation Server CAL is not required in the following scenarios: 

    Entering work items through any interface, and viewing and editing work items you created. This enables users to enter and edit their own work items of any type. 

    Accessing Team Foundation Server reports. Any read-only data that comes from the Team Foundation Server SQL data warehouse or is surfaced through SQL Server Analysis Services would be a report, but custom reports could also be written to call into Team Foundation Server APIs and could also join that data with other data sources.

    Accessing Team Foundation Server using Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. This enables operations staff to take operational issues encountered in production and raise them as issues to the development team, automatically creating a work item in Team Foundation Server. 

    Accessing Team Foundation Server using the Feedback Client for TFS. This allows the user to provide Feedback about an application into Team Foundation Server. 

    Viewing static data that has been manually distributed outside of Team Foundation Server. 

    Up to two devices or users that only access Team Foundation Server to perform system administration, such as creating Team Projects or Project Collections. 

    Up to five users when Team Foundation Server is purchased through the retail channel or for the free Team Foundation Server Express. However, a CAL is required for the 6th user and any subsequent user.

    For detail information, you can download "Visual Studio 2012 and MSDN Licensing White Paper" from Microsoft Download Center.

    Best regards,

    Cece

    Friday, July 19, 2013 3:43 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    There is also another way can help you.

    Since the question is a license issue, you can call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M to 6:00 P.M (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist, and you can get more detail information from there. You can also visit the following site for more information and support on licensing issues:

    http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/mplahome.mspx

    Best regards,

    Cece


    Monday, July 22, 2013 3:35 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi,

    Thanks for your post.

    A Team Foundation Server CAL is not required in the following scenarios: 

    Entering work items through any interface, and viewing and editing work items you created. This enables users to enter and edit their own work items of any type. 

    Accessing Team Foundation Server reports. Any read-only data that comes from the Team Foundation Server SQL data warehouse or is surfaced through SQL Server Analysis Services would be a report, but custom reports could also be written to call into Team Foundation Server APIs and could also join that data with other data sources.

    Accessing Team Foundation Server using Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. This enables operations staff to take operational issues encountered in production and raise them as issues to the development team, automatically creating a work item in Team Foundation Server. 

    Accessing Team Foundation Server using the Feedback Client for TFS. This allows the user to provide Feedback about an application into Team Foundation Server. 

    Viewing static data that has been manually distributed outside of Team Foundation Server. 

    Up to two devices or users that only access Team Foundation Server to perform system administration, such as creating Team Projects or Project Collections. 

    Up to five users when Team Foundation Server is purchased through the retail channel or for the free Team Foundation Server Express. However, a CAL is required for the 6th user and any subsequent user.

    For detail information, you can download "Visual Studio 2012 and MSDN Licensing White Paper" from Microsoft Download Center.

    Best regards,

    Cece

    Friday, July 19, 2013 3:43 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    There is also another way can help you.

    Since the question is a license issue, you can call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M to 6:00 P.M (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist, and you can get more detail information from there. You can also visit the following site for more information and support on licensing issues:

    http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/mplahome.mspx

    Best regards,

    Cece


    Monday, July 22, 2013 3:35 AM
    Moderator