TFS Express?

As mfp discussed in his blog post, Dynamics Ax 2009 Version Control Interview, Microsoft Dynamics AX now supports Team Foundation Server (TFS) as a source code control option.  TFS is a capable tool for source code control, bug tracking, and project management.  In the next release of Visual Studio (VS10), some slick testing capability is being built with TFS as the backbone.  But more on that later…

The goal of this post is to point you to Microsoft MVP Doug Holland’s post, Team Foundation Server Express Edition.  Doug makes the case that Microsoft should provide an 'Express’ version of TFS, ala SQL Server Express.  The gist is that it would be very beneficial to have a lightweight version of TFS available for client installation. 

If you are a Dynamics AX ISV or implementation partner who frequently works independently on small projects, I think this could be very beneficial.  There’s also a Work Group version of TFS that supports up to 5 users.  TFS will provide a strong foundation for engineering excellence for you and your team.

If this sounds interesting to you, Doug has provided an opportunity for you to provide to Microsoft.  You can vote on this suggestion and/or provide a suggestion or comment via Microsoft Connect Feedback Item 430891.  Please take the time to do this as I know Microsoft development teams take this input very seriously.