[#TFS11] Team Explorer Everywhere gratis (aunque sigues pagando la CAL)

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Buenas,

hoy Brian Harry nos comenta una interesante noticia:

Team Explorer Everywhere comienza a ser gratis al igual que Visual Studio Team Explorer.

Cuidado, esto no quiere decir que no haya que pagar por acceder a un servidor Team Foundation, todavía es necesaria una CAL (Client Access License) para cada cliente de trabajo con Team Foundation. Pero a partir de ahora, si trabajas en un entorno “no Visual Studio” pues solo necesitarás la CAL.

Dato interesante, si tenemos en cuenta que la versión TFS Express (link) nos permite que un equipo de hasta 5 personas pueda trabajar sin comprar licencias. Dicho en otras palabras, 5 Eclipses y un TFS Express Smile

Para detallarlo mejor, Brian Harry nos presenta 3 escenarios de ejemplo

  1. Team Foundation Service or CodePlex – Both of these provide online hosted versions of TFS that can be used by anyone (no CAL purchase necessary – subject to change when Team Foundation Service leaves “preview” but true for now).  This means that regardless of whether you use the Visual Studio based Team Explorer or the Eclipse based Team Explorer Everywhere, you can use these services without having to purchase any software.
  2. Team Foundation Server “Standard Edition” – You can acquire the standard Team Foundation Server with the full set of TFS capabilities a number of different ways – through MSDN, as a separate purchase, etc.  Having purchased it and a CAL, where necessary, you can use either the Visual Studio based Team Explorer or the Eclipse based Team Explorer Everywhere with no additional purchases.
  3. Team Foundation Server Express – I recently announced the availability of a Team Foundation Server Express 11 Beta that enables a team of up to 5 people to experience much of the power of TFS for free.  You can now use TFS Express along with Team Explorer and/or Team Explorer Everywhere all for no charge (up to 5 users – additional users will need to purchase CALs).

Y finalmente comentar que este cambio se aplica para la versión Team Explorer Everywhere 2010 Service Pack 1 y para la nueva versión Team Explorer 11.

Saludos @ Home

El Bruno

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Fuente: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2012/03/08/even-better-access-to-team-foundation-server.aspx


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