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Microsoft's Software Change And Configuration Management Is Ready For Prime Time

The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q2 2007

May 29, 2007


  • By Carey Schwaber
  • with Mike Gilpin,
  • Jacqueline Stone

Why Read This Report

Microsoft Team Foundation Server is just a year old, but it's mature beyond its years. In our 2005 evaluation, Team Foundation Server was in Beta 3, but since then, Microsoft has improved the product considerably, notably in the areas of performance and stability. Microsoft's strategy of focusing on the platform while letting the community develop add-ons like process editors and form editors has paid off handsomely. Perhaps the largest remaining hole is platform support: Microsoft has worked closely with its partners in this area, but it still needs to pony up its own clients for platforms other than Windows and plug-ins for integrated development environments (IDEs) other than Visual Studio. Once that and a few other creature comforts have been taken care of, Microsoft will be ready to flex its muscles and demonstrate what the platform that it has built can really do.

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