The next TFS as a cloud service ?


According to Brian Harry (Microsoft Technical Fellow and Program Manager for Team Foundation Server), the next TFS (TFS 11) will be ported to the Azure architecture so TFS could be seen as a cloud service.

just imagine how easy it will be to
- Install TFS (20 sec will be the time needed to activate the service)
- have TFS able to scale to hundreds and thousands of developers
- have TFS available to any developer in the world. Regardless of the countries where your teams are, they will all have access to the same TFS
…..

 

https://channel9.msdn.com/posts/MSDN-Radio-TFS-Running-on-Azure-with-Brian-Harry

Comments (6)

  1. Yeah, right ... says:

    … and all of your sources become suddenly the property of who knows who.

  2. no, that's not the idea. The data in the Microsoft cloud (Azure) are not the property of Microsoft but a platform you can use. It's up to you to decide the best way to support your activity, if moving TFS to the cloud is a good option, then you should do it.

  3. Allen Feinberg says:

    What about custom team process templates? (Dynamics CRM online doesn't allow for customizations…so will TFS11 in the cloud…it better).

    What about custom reports?

    What about custom build processes (such as needing to use Biztalk, MOSS, etc)?

    Will TFS11 be like GIT and allow true DVCS from the cloud?

    I'm very interested in these answers.

  4. Allen Feinberg says:

    What about custom team process templates? (Dynamics CRM online doesn't allow for customizations…so will TFS11 in the cloud…it better).

    What about custom reports?

    What about custom build processes (such as needing to use Biztalk, MOSS, etc)?

    Will TFS11 be like GIT and allow true DVCS from the cloud?

    I'm very interested in these answers.

  5. Hi Allen,

    I have no idea. At this stage, we don't have access to any alpha/beta in the field (I'm working at Microsoft France and not in the Corporation in Seattle).

    You can supervise the following blogs for more information

    Brian Harry's blog: blogs.msdn.com/…/bharry

    Brian Keller's blog: blogs.msdn.com/…/briankel

    cheers,

    Jihad

  6. Ken Cox [MVP] says:

    We're already using TFS over the Internet from Discount ASP.NET

    http://www.discountasp.net/tfs

    > and all of your sources become suddenly the property of who knows who

    All data hosted in the U.S. is already subject to government snooping under the U.S. Patriot Act.

    If you want 100% privacy, don't let it outside your firewall.

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