Updated: Visual Studio Team System Licensing White Paper

We just published v1.0.3 of the Visual Studio Team System Licensing white paper. This release contains 100% more information but with 50% less content to read. Minus the front matter, we’ve pared this down to 8.5 pages. We covered a lot of what-if scenarios in this release, with a focus on Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server licensing. In addition, this release is now available as a DOC, PDF and XPS – take your pick.

Update [3/31 09:00 PDT]: We need to make a few edits to this paper. Stay tuned…

Update [4/3 17:00 PDT]: Okay, the edits are made and the new downloads (DOC, PDF, and XPS) should be available within the hour. Unfortunately, the length grew a few pages.

Microsoft Visual Studio Team System Licensing white paper


Comments (5)

  1. Martin Hinshelwood on TFS Admin Tool 1.2 Gotcha. Adam Singer on Can you direct me to Directory Services?…

  2. Bertrand says:

    Hello, the download link indicates that the download is not available.

    Rob says: It’s working now. We had to make some edits to the doc.
  3. JWO says:


    From this version of the document, I get the impression that you no longer need 2 TFS licenses for an ATDT deployment. Is that correct ?



    That is correct, but you’ll still need an additional SQL Server license.
  4. joverbeek says:

    If I read this version of the document correctly, it seems you no longer need 2 TFS server licenses for a 2 tier (AT/DT) install, is that correct ?

  5. Team looking at using Microsoft Foundation Server with Team Suite