Tell us about your Team Foundation Server


I’m working on some test planning for the next release of Team Foundation Server. One area I’m focused on is testing various possible configurations of TFS. Here are a few of the configurations we regularly test:

  • All on one box – App Tier, Data Tier, SharePoint all on one machine
  • Typical 2-box – AT and WSS on one box, and the DT on another box
  • “Explosion” – AT, SQL RS, SQL AS, DT, WSS all on separate machines (you can take this even farther by moving databases to separate SQL machines/instances)

There are about two dozen variables that define a configuration, and there are nearly a hundred possible values spread across those variables. Since testing each of the thousands of combinations is impractical, we identify a subset of configurations using customer data, bug trends, code coverage, and other analysis, and test those (our configuration Matrix for Orcas ranged from 25-31 different configurations).

I’d like to collect more of that ‘customer data’ I just mentioned. By telling us what your actual TFS configuration looks like, we can make sure that the configurations we test map to ones actually deployed ‘in the wild’.

To that end, I’ve created a short survey you can fill out to describe your TFS deployment. It’s short (10 questions), you shouldn’t need to provide any sensitive data, and it will help ensure that your current and future deployment strategy is one we understand and support. If you own or manage multiple TFS deployments, feel free to fill out the survey once for each.

The tenth question is free-form, so you can choose to provide more specific information if you like. Anything you send will be protected by Microsoft’s Privacy Policy.

So please, take 5 minutes and tell us about your TFS.

Comments (13)

  1. Chris Rathjen has posted a short survey to collect more information about real world TFS deployments

  2. In this season of the greatest survey of all (your holiday wish list), we seem to be brimming with surveys.

  3. In this season of the greatest survey of all (your holiday wish list), we seem to be brimming with surveys

  4. There, Chris. I have just provide the information of my company. G-Luck with the survey.

  5. CRathjen says:

    Thanks!

    I’ll post a follow up to some specific comments/requests in early January.

  6. Deepak Mittal on Error while installing TFS2005 GDR on TFS App tier. Mitch Denny on Getting Started with…

  7. I provied my information.Thanks, it’s really important.

  8. Maor David says:

    The VSTS team are working on some test planning for the next release of Team Foundation Server . One

  9. Chris Rathjen de l’équipe de test de Team Foundation Server recense avec une enquête très rapide, 10

  10. Chris Rathjen de l’équipe de test de Team Foundation Server recense avec une enquête très rapide, 10

  11. First, let me thank everyone who filled out the survey . With Brian and a few others spreading the word,

  12. First, let me thank everyone who filled out the survey . With Brian and a few others spreading the word

  13. sl says:

    no problem for me, wish u good luck

    lotz of greetings

    soulcalibur@wp.pl