Mon, Mar 20 2006 11:06 AM
Erwyn van der Meer
Team Foundation Server RTM
As Rob Caron wrote on his blog, the RTM version of Team Foundation Server can be downloaded from MSDN Subscriber Downloads
. To be precise, you can download the Workgroup Edition and the Trial Edition. The Workgroup Edition is limited to 5 users
. If you have more users that need to access a single TFS instance you need to purchase another edition of TFS like the Standard Edition. I cannot find a reseller in the Netherlands, but the list price in the USA is about $2.800.
In any case, you need a Client Access License (CAL) for accessing a Team Foundation Server. If you are a licensed user of one of the Team Editions of Visual Studio 2005, you already have a CAL and are ready to go. Team members without Visual Studio that want to connect from Excel or MS Project or want to view the Project Portal should buy a separate CAL. This would cost about $500.
This morning I upgraded my Release Candidate instance
to the RTM Workgroup Edition. This only took about an hour and a half and went very smoothly. If we
manage to buy a license for the Standard Edition, upgrading to the full version should be easy and will not require a reinstall.
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