Sunday, December 11, 2005

VSTS news

In the past few days a lot of new information on VSTS has been released, some really exciting, some long awaited for and some simply worth being noted here…

Exciting news comes from Brian Harry who reports that TFS is much more scalable than originally planned. Instead of 500 at most, which was the original number of users supported by a single TFS installation (in dual server configuration), according to recent measurements TFS is able to serve teams of up to 2000 users (not “concurrent users” – as I have originally wrongly stated). One of the V2 goals, TFS being able to support the development of windows with its 10k+ developers doesn’t seem that far away any more!

Rob Caron writes about VSTS in relation to MS Partners. Most of the information has already been known. Rob gives us following piece of news:

Later this month, partner-only pricing for additional Visual Studio 2005 products will become available, which will arrive through the usual partner channels. Unfortunately, at this point it’s not possible to provide partners with a choice between the three different role-based products, or an upgrade to Team Suite. For those who intend to upgrade to Team Suite, they can download the 180-day Trial Edition of Team Suite today and similarly install the full-licensed product on top of it when it becomes available for purchase to partners at special upgrade pricing.

Which is exactly what we have been doing already: for the time being, until the official upgrade path and upgrade pricing for the partners is published, Team Suite Trial Edition will do the trick.

Visual Studio Team System User Education Team published some really interesting pieces of documentation:
Backup and Restore Procedures
For me the most interesting part of this technical article is the chapter under the title “How to: Restore Team Foundation Server Data to a Different Server”. Until now I was under the impression that there is no easy way to move data from one TFS server to another. Well there is. :-)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

2000 users, not 2000 concurrent users.

From the post you link to (

I'm going to continue to quote TFS scalability in team size because I think it is a much more appropriate (and measurable) metric. However, if you (or your boss, customer, etc) really wants to know what the "concurrent" user support is, you can take the team size measures that I give and divide by 10. That's how many "concurrent" users a given TFS hardware/software configuration will support (approximately).

Tue Dec 13, 12:18:00 AM GMT+1  
Blogger Ognjen Bajic said...

of coures you are right. Thanks for the correction. I'll update the post.

Wed Dec 14, 10:43:00 AM GMT+1  

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