Test license change in VSO and TFS 2015

Many of my customers are having problems with the license model for testers where a non-frequent tester (for example Acceptance tester) has to have at least a Visual Studio Test Professional to do their test even if they only run test in the test hub in TFS Web Access.

This changes next year!

In January Microsoft is including test execution capabilities in the test hub into the Basic level of VS Online, people who need to manage tests in the test hub can use an Advanced license and people who need the full Microsoft Test Manager set of capabilities can purchase Visual Studio Test Professional or above.

In the on-premises version of TFS, TFS 2015 Microsoft is including test execution rights, using the test hub into the TFS Client Access License (CAL). User who need more will need at least Visual Studio Test Professional or above.

Read more about licenses here:

Release management license change

Stakeholder license change

Release Management 2013 licensing change

When Microsoft acquired InRelease, later Release Management for Visual Studio in 2013 you had to pay a license for each agent deployed on every server you wanted to deploy to. Even though you got licenses together with Visual Studio Ultimate these … [Continue reading]

TFS 2013.4


TFS 2013.4 is out with a lot of nice stuff Stakeholders My favorite is the new Stakeholder access level You probably have a lot of Stakeholders who are interested in using TFS web access. Up to now to use the Backlog and other features you … [Continue reading]

License Update Visual Studio Online and maybe TFS 2013.4

Stakeholders With all the nice stuff included in TFS web access you probably have a lot of Stakeholders who are interested in using TFS web access. Up to now to use the Backlog and other stuff you needed a TFS CAL or pay 20$ per user per month in … [Continue reading]

TFS 2013.3

TFS 2013.3.2

Microsoft just released TFS 2013.3 . There are two new features that I really like. Test Plan and Suite customization It’s now possible to modify Test plans and Test Suites as any other Work Item. It also means that you can query them and also see … [Continue reading]

TFS 2013.2

TFS 2013.2.1

OK, this time I am a bit late…. Microsoft released TFS 2013.2 in the beginning of April, it is as the earlier updates cumulative. It’s no big update but it includes a couple of things that makes life easier for the development teams. Tags in … [Continue reading]

Välkommen till en heldagsworkshop med Visual Studio 2013 ALM (SWE)

Den 6 februari kommer vi på Solidify hålla en heldags depp-dive Workshop tillsammans med LabCenter i Stockholm. Vi börjar med att planera arbete och arbetar gärna med en agil process som Scrum eller Kanban. Vi kommer också att visa hur man … [Continue reading]

Lansering av TFS 2013 27-29/11 (SWE)


In samband med lanseringen av TFS 2013 kommer vi tillsammans med Microsoft bjuda in till ett antal lanseringsevenemang i Malmö (27/11), Göteborg (28/11) och Stockholm (29/11). Under seminariet (som är kostnadsfritt) kommer vi gå igenom nyheterna i … [Continue reading]

Transcendent Group ALM blir Solidify AB (Swe)


Transcendent Groups satsning inom ALM området har tidigare legat som ett affärsområde inom Transcendent Group. Nu har vi valt att ta nästa steg och omvandla affärsområdet till ett fristående bolag med namnet Solidify, detta för att helhjärtat kunna … [Continue reading]

Dev.Cast 41 – Nyheter i Visual Studio 2013 ALM (SWE)

Förra veckan hade jag och Mathias Olausson en pratstund med Dag König om nyheterna i Visual Studio 2013 ALM. Lyssna in på Dags podcast här: http://www.buzzfrog.se/index.php/2013/09/dev-cast-41-nyheter-i-visual-studio-2013-alm/ … [Continue reading]