Microsoft Team Foundation Server 11 Beta Sync in action

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Microsoft has just announced the Team Foundation Server 11 Beta. We’ve had the privilege of working in partnership with Microsoft R&D to test pre-beta versions of TFS 11 with Tasktop Sync. The GA version of TFS 11 isn’t expected to ship for a while but to ensure Tasktop Sync, Tasktop Dev, and Eclipse Mylyn achieve their promise of seamless interoperability, we work closely with ALM vendors long before GA. This early collaboration typically involves testing new API and creating features tailored to the new versions. Thanks to partnerships like this with leading ALM vendors, for Tasktop Certified ALM tools, we release compatible versions of Tasktop at the same time as new versions of ALM systems become generally available.

The development drops of TFS 11 that Tasktop has been testing also power Microsoft’s new Team Foundation Service that will offer TFS hosted in cloud. This means Sync will work with both on premise and cloud versions of TFS 11. As long as Sync has network access to the systems being synchronized, both Sync and the synchronized ALM systems can live anywhere.

Check out the video below to see Tasktop Sync in action with the new TFS 11 Beta. In the video Tasktop’s Doug Janzen demonstrates an example configuration where TFS is synchronized with HP ALM 11. The video shows new defects being instantly created and kept in sync across both systems and provides a peek at how fields are mapped between the HP and Microsoft systems.

We’ll keep testing new drops from Microsoft and look forward to simultaneously releasing compatible versions Tasktop when TFS 11 goes live — in both on premise and cloud-hosted forms. Sign up for the Tasktop newsletter to hear when the GA integration will be available.