TFS for Defect Tracking! Licensing Change!!!


 

I’m very happy to announce (or re-announce, as it were) that there has been a change in licensing that now supports using TFS for defect tracking, without having to license every user who wants to enter a defect with a TFS CAL.

Licensing Changes in Team Foundation Server / CAL 2008

Microsoft has made one licensing change in the Team Foundation Server CAL requirement with the release of VSTS 2008. The change is as follows: You do not need a CAL to access work item tracking functionality, to create new work items or view and update work items you opened.

You may do the following:

· Open a new work item of any type within the system. 

· Access to work items opened only by you.  You cannot view or access a work item opened by anyone else.

· Edit any work item you opened to clarify the original entry, change work item fields, or make annotations to the discussion of the opened work item. You cannot resolve, close or change the work item state in any way.

The change will only apply to TFS 2005 when customers are exercising downgrade rights from TFS 2008. TFS 2005 customers that purchased Software Assurance with their licenses will be able to apply this new licensing exception to their 2005 version.


Comments (12)

  1. Anonymous says:

    As you can read here , creating new work items and viewing the work items that you created do not require

  2. Anonymous says:

    Buenas, interesante cambio en parte del licenciamiento de Team Foundation Server , a partir de la versión

  3. Anonymous says:

    Buenas, interesante cambio en parte del licenciamiento de Team Foundation Server , a partir de la versión

  4. Anonymous says:

    Buenas, interesante cambio en parte del licenciamiento de Team Foundation Server , a partir de la versión

  5. Anonymous says:

    We have found one licensing change for TFS2008 to date: No CAL is needed to access work item tracking

  6. Anonymous says:

    Team Explorer для TFS 2008 тепер розповсюджується окремо від TFS. Скачати можна як завжди з Download

  7. Anonymous says:

    Microsoft a fait un changement de politique de licence concernant l’obligation d’acheter des CAL (Licence

  8. Anonymous says:

    Martin Woodward on Team Foundation Server 2008 – What’s New Talk. Adamga on TFS for Defect Tracking!…

  9. Anonymous says:

    TFS: Licensing changes for defect tracking

  10. Anonymous says:

    Parce que payer une CAL juste pour encoder des bugs peut être un frein à l'adoption de Team Foundation