Easy TFS Installation???

If you subscribe to Brian Harry’s blog, then you already know about this. If you don’t subscribe to his blog, go do so now. I’ll wait.

So what’s the big news?

The installation process for TFS 2010 is going to be easy. Dirt easy. So-easy-you’ll-cry easy. We’re talkin’ EASY.

From Brian’s post about the topic:

Installing TFS has been a pain point for years.  Although it’s gotten better, 2010 represents a quantum leap.  The TFS installer now has 3 wizards: Basic, Standard and Advanced.  The big innovation is the new “Basic” install wizard.  It is a Next, Next, Next install experience that allows you to install and configure TFS in about 20 minutes or less (assuming .NET and SQL Express are already on your computer – a little longer if TFS has to install them for you).  Both will already be there if you’ve installed VS 2010.

And what do you get if you install using the Basic option?

“…a development system with Version Control, Bug tracking and build automation (making continuous integration a snap!).  What it lacks from Standard TFS is Sharepoint and Reporting capabilities.  The great thing though is that TFS "Basic” IS TFS so as your needs grow you can reconfigure it to add more capabilities.”

Oh, and by the way, TFS 2010 can be installed on a domain controller, on Client OSes, and it supports both 32- and 64-bit.

3 cheers to the TFS product team!!!


-- bliz