Most of Jeff's questions during the tour revolved around licensing to RTM -below is a set of "crib notes" for getting TFS to the released version

 

  1. Team Foundation Server Beta 3 – this pre-release version of TFS was released in the fall of 2005 with a “Go-Live” license allowing customers to run it in production with support from Microsoft.  A refreshed build of Beta 3 was released with Visual Studio 2005 in October 2005.
  2. Team Foundation Server Release Candidate – this pre-release version of TFS was released in February of 2006.
  3. Team Foundation Server Trial Edition – this fully functional edition of Team Foundation Server is available free of charge with a license that expires after 180 days.  After the trial period has expired, it must be upgraded to the workgroup or standard editions of TFS.
  4. Team Foundation Server Workgroup Edition – this edition of Team Foundation Server provides full functionality at no additional charge for up to 5 users with no expiration period.  To support larger teams, it must be upgraded to the standard edition of TFS.