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  • User-540818677 posted

    I am setting up a new development environment for a small team, currently we are only 2 developers, and mainly we will be using the following frameworks:-

    1. Asp.net mvc framework to build some web application from scratch.

    2. SharePoint 2010 or 2013 to build an intranet/extranet application.

    So I have settled on the following development tools to be able to build asp.net mvc web applications + to extend and build SharePoint application:-

    1. Visual studio 2012 for building the web applications for both mvc & SharePoint.

    2. Team foundation server 2012,  to have version control, bug tracking , etc.

    My questions are:-

    1. Since I will need the SharePoint 2013 templates so I cannot go with the express version of visual studio 2012?  since the VS express version does no provide enterprise features such as SharePoint templates.

    2. But will using TFS express suites my situation.

    3. I have read that Microsoft provides a free plan where I can get free visual studio professional 2012 & Team foundation server with all the enterprise features  since I have less than 5 users (in my case 2 developers) and of course I can upgrade the free plan when the team grow.

    4. So will getting the free plan from Microsoft works well in my case , especially for having the SharePoint templates inside the visual studio 2012?

    Best Regards

    Monday, February 25, 2013 10:40 AM

Answers

  • User-1137493631 posted

    it would be safer if we get full licensed version of software for future point of view

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Team Foundation Server - External Connector License - Unlimited External User- Academic

    i think it should be some around 2000$

     

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Monday, February 25, 2013 4:01 PM
  • User-166373564 posted

    Hi John

    it seems that this version of visual studio is for academic purposes

    I think team foundation server is a good choice for your team, and Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 (TFS) is the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft's application lifecycle management solution. TFS supports agile development practices,  multiple IDEs and platforms locally or  in the cloud and gives you the tools you need to effectively manage software development projects throughout the IT lifecycle. You could also learn more about Team foudation server in bing.

    hope it helps you,

    With kind regards

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Monday, March 4, 2013 9:28 PM

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  • User-1137493631 posted

    it would be safer if we get full licensed version of software for future point of view

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Team Foundation Server - External Connector License - Unlimited External User- Academic

    i think it should be some around 2000$

     

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Monday, February 25, 2013 4:01 PM
  • User-540818677 posted

    thanks for your link, but it seems that this version of visual studio is for academic purposes , while in my case i will be using it for commercial purposes.

    Best Regards

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 4:16 AM
  • User-166373564 posted

    Hi John

    it seems that this version of visual studio is for academic purposes

    I think team foundation server is a good choice for your team, and Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 (TFS) is the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft's application lifecycle management solution. TFS supports agile development practices,  multiple IDEs and platforms locally or  in the cloud and gives you the tools you need to effectively manage software development projects throughout the IT lifecycle. You could also learn more about Team foudation server in bing.

    hope it helps you,

    With kind regards

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Monday, March 4, 2013 9:28 PM