Code versioning tool with room for improvement
Vinicius Lima | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 17, 2018

Code versioning tool with room for improvement

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Team Foundation Server

We use Team Foundation Server in the Information Systems Department in our company. All developers have access to Team Foundation Server to do code versioning. We use it integrated with Visual Studio to check-in and check-out our projects' code. We also use the web interface to navigate between code versions and to manually download code when necessary.
  • Integration with Microsoft products, like SharePoint, IIS, Visual Studio
  • Users are able to access via desktop client, web browser and through Visual Studio
  • Code version control
  • Bad UX and UI in the web interface
  • Merging code is a very hard task
  • Development in branches is also hard to achieve
  • Not so easy to upgrade server version
  • Low cost storage of code
  • Integration with Microsoft products
  • High time costs to set up server, to upgrade, and to merge code
The advantage of Team Foundation Server is the integration capability with Microsoft technologies and products, such as Visual Studio. Although this is an important consideration, Team Foundation Server is not a straightforward tool and needs to be improved to work seamlessly and to became more reliable. If you are using programming languages and tools that are not from Microsoft, perhaps Team Foundation Server will not stack up against other technologies.
TFS is well suited to developers and teams that work with Microsoft technologies and products. For other scenarios, alternatives like Git can deliver more powerful and reliable features. Also, developing software in branches is very difficult, as well as merging code. These tasks needs to be carefully planned to avoid broken code and headaches in your company.