TFS Client Licensing Policy Review

2005

  • Single collection – No farms
  • Server licensing – Per server (App & Data)
  • Client licensing – CAL ($500)
  • Connect through Visual Studio

 

2008

  • Single collection – No farms
  • Server licensing – Per server (App & Data)
  • Client licensing – CAL ($500)
    • But allow unlimited users to create/update/view work items without a CAL
  • Available clients
    • Visual Studio – $$$
    • Team Explorer – $$$
    • Web Access tool – free

2008

2010 SP1

  • Multiple collections – multi-tenant farm
  • Server licensing – Per farm (unlimited servers) – MSDN
  • Client licensing – CAL (first 5 free)
  • Available clients
    • Visual Studio – $$$ – MSDN
    • Team Explorer – free
    • Web Access tool – free

2010

2012

  • Server licensing – MSDN
  • Client licensing – MSDN2012
  • Access Level

2012-AccessLevel

2013

  • Server licensing – MSDN
  • Client licensing – MSDN
  • Access Level Features

2013

 

2015

  • Agile Planning

2015

2015-FinePrint

  • MSDN Subscription

MSDN

  • Cloud-first

2017

VSTS

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