Ognjen Bajic is a DevOps Consultant, Professional Scrum Trainer and Coach with over 20 years of experience in professional software development. Specializing in Microsoft ALM/DevOps tools, he has been working with Team Foundation Server (TFS) and later with Visual Studio Team Services since 2004. Ognjen helps teams and organizations adopt agile tools and practices, automate and optimize their development processes and achieve excellence in continuous delivery and DevOps. In his work with teams, focusing on all three aspects of DevOps, people, processes and tools, he guides them on their journey to become successful professional development teams. Ognjen has been speaking extensively about his experiences at various local and international conferences. He has been awarded by Microsoft as a MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for Visual Studio and Development Technologies annually since 2006. He also holds a number of Microsoft development, project management and Scrum certifications.
On-Prem or in the Cloud: TFS versus VSTS
- Stopnja 300
24. maj 2018 11:30
Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS) are two versions of the same product. VSTS is the cloud based solution that provides a scalable, reliable, and globally available hosted service. It is backed by a 99.9% SLA, monitored by 24—7 operations team, and available in local data centers around the world. Team Foundation Server is the on-premises solution built on a SQL Server backend with which you have physical control over your data. Both solutions serve the same purpose: they cover the entire software development lifecycle and provide first class support for efficient DevOps practices. In the session, we will present both solutions and analyze their strengths and weaknesses. We will compare all critical feature areas: agile tools, version control, build and release management, testing and feedback, and reporting. We will highlight the differences in the release cadence, licensing options and infrastructure as well. Based on this comparison, we will offer recommendations for choosing the right platform based on your needs. No matter whether you are a small team or an enterprise, by using VSTS you can configure continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) and be up and running within minutes. Once you have servers in place, setting up a TFS based development environment isn't difficult either. Interesting hybrid solutions can be built by mixing online and on-premises feature areas. The migration from TFS to VSTS in fully supported. After this session, you will be able to make a fully informed decision when to choose TFS, VSTS or a hybrid solution, and how to easily and efficiently move your data into the cloud.