Team Foundation Service is Live

We all knew this day would come and so it has. Well actually that day was yesterday (10/31) but due to Hurricane Sandy I’m a day late. The Team Foundation Service (TFService) is now in production and pricing information can be found here. A few noteworthy items:

  • The new URL for the service is With this change, your accounts are now accessible at http://<youraccountname> . The old domain will continue to work for the foreseeable future, but you should plan on starting to use the new URL.
  • You'll need to type the full URL (ex: https://<youraccountname> ) of your account into the Add Team Foundation Server dialog in Visual Studio. Notice that you need to use https:// as well.
  • Only the “Free Plan” is currently available, which is technically limited to only 5 users however at this time that limit is not being enforced. Additional paid plans will be made available in 2013.
  • Development tools
    • Visual Studio Express 2012 (multiple editions)
    • Visual Studio 2010/2012 (Ultimate, Premium, Professional)
    • Eclipse
    • Xcode

For more information, visit the TFService FAQ.