What are the softwares or tools present default in TFS 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    1.What are the softwares or tools present default in TFS 2010?Whether SCVMM is present by default

    2.What is the cost of upgrading to TFS 2012 from TFS 2010(VS ultimate version)?

    3.In Team Foundation Administration Console,what is the purpose of Lab Management,Build Configuration(Build Controller),Test Controller.Please guide me.

    4.How to create template for automation?What is the need of template creation.

    5.Whether I need to install build Controller & Test Controller for the lab Center  to work in MTM.

    • Edited by Nazimanasir Monday, February 2, 2015 11:01 PM
    Monday, February 2, 2015 11:01 PM


  • Hi Nazimanasir,

    For your questions, check the replies in below items:

    1. Tfs is a dependent software, but have prerequisites for installation. And you may check MSDN pages to see the requirements like: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd578592(v=vs.100).aspx

    If you want to know TFS architecture, you can refer to the page for more information. And you can get started TFS 2010 from this page. You have to install SCVMM if you want to use it to manage virtual machines

    2. For the license issue, you might contact http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/contact-us.aspx directly for the better response, where specialized experts live in. You can also refer to the upgrade guide here: http://vsarupgradeguide.codeplex.com/

    3. With the Lab management,  you can build and test in lab environment. Refer to this page for more information about lab management.  The build controller is for TFS build, and test controller is for testing which can be used to run test cases by MTM.

    4. I'm not quite clear the template you mean, please elaborate more details. If you're saying build process template, then you can use the build process templates that accompany with the team project. If you mean process template, you can check them in process template manager. You can also check this page for more information about customize TFS process template.

    5. Once you have setup your TFS machine, then you can configure build controller by following the instruction in this page: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee330987.aspx And check this link for setting up test controller. For MTM related questions, you can also open a new thread in MTM forum for a better response.

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    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 9:58 AM