Announcing TFS Now, a hosted TFS service!

Do you want Team Foundation Server hosting? So did I, but when I looked around there was none to be found and at Readify we thought that it was such obvious service to provide to the .NET development community that we started taking steps to make it happen.

More than eight months later I am excited to announce publicly that on the 8th of August 2007 will officially launch its TFS hosting service to be known as TFS Now.

One of the things that excites me about TFS Now is that from a TFS users perspective it is actually the first commercial offering where I am not restricted to a certain set of license agreements and where I have access to the full capabilities of Team Foundation Server:

  • Work Item Tracking
  • Reporting Services
  • Version Control
  • Team Build Servers

We hope that those in the .NET community that haven’t been able to roll out TFS for various logistical reasons will look favorably upon this service. Over the coming days, weeks, months (years?) we will post this blog regularly about the directions that TFS Now is taking, but also about general happenings in the .NET developer and VSTS/TFS user communities.

If you are interested in using TFS Now in your organization or you have some questions you would like answered, please feel free to e-mail me, or if appropriate leave a comment on this blog.


7 thoughts on “Announcing TFS Now, a hosted TFS service!

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  3. Edge

    wow. that’s very cool.
    Are you guys going to be at TechEd ? I am very curious about how did you guys managed to make it a hosted experience. The TFS/TeamSystem enthusiasts say thank you for the solution:)

    keep it up!

  4. Mitch Denny Post author

    Hi Edge,

    Thanks for the feedback. We are definately going to be at Tech.Ed – there will be a Readify booth and I am sure several of the TFS Now team members will be hanging around to answer your questions.

    Making it a hosted offering wasn’t easy – but since when is anything worthwhile easy? In the end we managed to make it happen so now we want to see what kind of feedback our customers give us.

  5. Martin Hinshelwood

    When I posted my question “Would anyone be interested in Hosted TFS?” on linked in I was hopping for a response from potential users. I did not think that Jim Lamb would be reading it and blog about Microsoft’s internal ambition to have a hosted model for TFS. I have been quite excited about this subjects as I have worked for many companies that would find the cost of running an internal TFS server prohibitive, but for whom a hosted option would be perfect…

  6. markofando

    Want to start your private office arms race right now?

    I just got my own USB rocket launcher 🙂 Awsome thing.

    Plug into your computer and you got a remote controlled office missile launcher with 360 degrees horizontal and 45 degree vertival rotation with a range of more than 6 meters – which gives you a coverage of 113 square meters round your workplace.
    You can get the gadget here:

    Check out the video they have on the page.


    Marko Fando

  7. cashman73

    I have been looking at TFS 2010 cloud solutions and TFS Server Hosting has the most comprehensive services for the price. They offer source control, work item tracking, reporting, SharePoint project portals, and Urban Turtle integration at no additional cost. their website is

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