Tell me what you don’t like about TFS 2010
I know that a lot of people have had bad experiences with TFS over the years, and so does the TFS development team. The team at Microsoft is very intent on learning what it is that people find irritating, problematic, or difficult, and correcting it. Some major headway was made with the 2010 release of Team Foundation Server to make it easier to setup and administer, and also to improve the usability of several of its key features.
That said, there is still room for improvement and both the team and I understand there are still opportunities to improve. In all seriousness, the team at Microsoft wants to make TFS an approachable, no-brainer install decision for .NET teams, even small ones. This means they want to be able to compete for your attention with the likes of SVN, Git, Jira, Perforce, and anyone else making collaboration tools for developers.
The point of this post is for you to help me know what feedback I can give the TFS product development team as they look ahead to the next release of TFS. I am looking for legitimate feedback I can give the team on how to improve the TFS product.
Please bear in mind that I am interested in your feedback on TFS 2010, as TFS 2008 was improved upon 10 fold in the latest release. Also, I am not necessarily looking for feedback on Visual Studio, just the TFS side of the house. Please realize that the team who makes this product at Microsoft is just as committed and passionate about making great software as you are. They just really need your feedback to make the thing you want. In fact, they want to make a tool that every developer loves to use. Really. So what needs to change to make that the case?
Recall that TFS functionality is broken into the following major areas and I am looking for feedback on the 2010 version.
- Version Control
- Work Item management
- Team Foundation Build
- SharePoint integration (optional)
- Reporting and SSRS Integration (optional)
Thanks for anything you have. Thank you also for being respectful and not making this a bash-fest.