today I came across a question of those that leave me with a little crooked mouth. It is that an acquaintance that is developing extensions for TFS with the SDK (and in Java part!) I was wondering if it was really necessary to install Visual Studio 2010 or Team Explorer.
The truth is that the first answer that came to mind was a Yes, but then I remembered that there’s this package and it is exactly for this scenario
Team Foundation Server 2010 SP1 Object Model Installer
Although, of course, you still need a CAL to connect you, although it does not validate.
Saludos @ La Finca