Ana Roje Ivančić

Information & Communications Technology

DevOps & Automation Azure DevOps Scrum Agile Coaching Modern Software Development Release management Testing Agile Methodologies Agile Transformation TFS VSTS CI / CD PSF PSD automation Automated Testing Azure DevOpsCulture DevOps Transformation Process Improvement Visual Studio Team Services Team Foundation Server

Split, Split-Dalmatia, Croatia

On-Prem or in the Cloud: TFS versus VSTS

Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS) are two versions of the same product. VSTS is the cloud based solution that provides a scalable, reliable, and globally available hosted service. It is backed by a 99.9% SLA, monitored by 24—7 operations team, and available in local data centers around the world. Team Foundation Server is the on-premises solution built on a SQL Server backend with which you have physical control over your data. Both solutions serve the same purpose: they cover the entire software development lifecycle and provide first class support for efficient DevOps practices.

In the session, we will present both solutions and analyze their strengths and weaknesses. We will compare all critical feature areas: agile tools, version control, build and release management, testing and feedback, and reporting. We will highlight the differences in the release cadence, licensing options and infrastructure as well.
Based on this comparison, we will offer recommendations for choosing the right platform based on your needs. No matter whether you are a small team or an enterprise, by using VSTS you can configure continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) and be up and running within minutes. Once you have servers in place, setting up a TFS based development environment isn't difficult either. Interesting hybrid solutions can be built by mixing online and on-premises feature areas. The migration from TFS to VSTS in fully supported.

After this session, you will be able to make a fully informed decision when to choose TFS, VSTS or a hybrid solution, and how to easily and efficiently move your data into the cloud.

NT Konferenza, May 2018, Portoroz, Slovenia

Ana Roje Ivančić

Agile and DevOps Consultant, Professional Scrum Trainer, Microsoft MVP

Ana is an Agile and DevOps Consultant and Azure DevOps specialist with more than 20 years of experience in professional SW development. She believes that the right combination of agile practices and integrated tools helps teams achieve continuous value delivery for their customers.
Ana frequently speaks at various local and international industry conferences and regularly delivers training workshops. She has been awarded by Microsoft as MVP for Developer Technologies, is a licensed Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) at, and holds several Microsoft development and Scrum certifications.

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