Team Foundation Server overview

Team Foundation Server (TFS) is a Microsoft product which provides source code management, reporting, requirements management, project management, automated builds, lab management, testing and release management capabilities.

Figure: TFS’s four major operational parts

Team Foundation Server (TFS) offers both web-based and client-based solutions for test management:

If you use TFS 2018, be aware of its substantial changes:

Accordingly Build vNext and the Test Hub in the TFS web portal are ideal replacements for respective XAML Build and MTM.(See also: Team Foundation Server 2018 Release Notes)

Build System

Test Controller

It is a Windows Service that

When you install and configure Test Controller, use the full domain namefor your test controller.

Test Agent

It is a Windows Service. It executes test cases in a test machine and collects results. These results are then collected and published to Microsoft Test Controller. (Refer to Configuring and registering test agent for details.)


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