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    spivonious

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2012/02/23/coming-soon-tfs-express.aspx

    This looks good. It might make TFS the de facto ALM tool for .NET developers.

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    Bas

    Interesting. I've just gotten used to a Git/Dropbox combination too. I like how they're fleshing out all this Express stuf a bit more.

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    Blue Ink

    That's nice, only a bit late. And the idea of limiting it to 5 seats might kill it. Limitations in features (like VS), or performance (like SQL Server), or a combination of both might have worked better IMHO.

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    vesuvius

    @spivonious: It really is about time, should have been available since 2005. I thought this was what they announced last time round with TFS basic but that was smoke and mirrors. In truth TFS is now so complex, you require a TFS administrator (Yawn) to be effective with it.

    Now my only peeve, is the lack of a configurable and easy to use and learn installer in Visual Studio, yes Wix exists, if you have a month to learn how to create an installer.

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    Bass

    @Blue Ink:

    How about .... no artificial limitations?

    Yeah wouldn't work with the business model they are using. But it would be nice.

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    PaoloM

    , Bass wrote

    @Blue Ink:

    How about .... no artificial limitations?

    Yeah wouldn't work with the business model they are using. But it would be nice.

    You can always get the one with no limitations whatsoever. But then it would require exchanging money for services, and that's not really "nice", right?

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    Bass

    @PaoloM:


    "No limitations". So I can make a copy of it and share it with others?

    There is always an artificial limitation on proprietary software. Smiley

    Not saying it's a 100% bad thing, without limitations this very successful business model wouldn't work, and if it wouldn't Microsoft couldn't hire software engineers to work on it, etc. etc. That's a bad thing. I like it when software engineers can make a living, nor do I want it to be hard for software engineers to make a living.

    But at the same time something doesn't sit well with me with "finding ways to make software less useful". The act of thinking of and implementing features for the express purpose of making something less useful or desirable. Something inside of me just says that can should not be the right way to do things.

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