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TFS vs QC
We want to decide on the tools for Testing and we came up with 2 tools one is Quality Center and the other is TFS(Team Foundation Server).I have an idea on what Quality Center does but don't know about TFS. So can any one tell me whether the TFS serves as QC and can I use TFS in place of QC.
Re: TFS vs QC
Having worked with both, and enjoying the benefits of both - there are some major differences.
TFS does not currently provide you with the features of QC in relation to test runs/executions, as it currently does not have the "Test Lab" functionality that QC has.
Saying that, the next version of TFS (codename Rosario) addresses these deficiencies.... However, this is not due for release until 2010. You can download the CTP for it from here to assist you in your evaluation (beware..... it is a VERY large download) https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/content/content.aspx?ContentID=9790
TFS provides an excellent collaboration of requirements through to code, etc. Developers are able to associate their check-ins to Requirement workitems, Task workitems, Bug workitems, etc - which gives you fantastic traceability of code/requirements readiness.
QC is an excellent Test Management Tool - which gives you fantastic traceability of requirements to test cases, and test case execution/run history.
Together - they provide you with a fully integrated SDLC solution. There is currently integration available from here http://onroad.juvander.fi/Community/blog...ty-center.aspx . This will allow your BA's, Developers, etc to enjoy the benefits of TFS, and your Testers to enjoy the benefits of QC.
Personally - I can't wait for Rosario (aka Visual Studio 2010) to be released.
Re: TFS vs QC
Thank you for the information.