Microsoft​ ​Team​ ​Foundation​ ​Server​ ​(TFS)​ ​is​ ​the​ ​collaboration​ ​platform​ ​at​ ​the​ ​core​ ​of​ ​Microsoft's application​ ​lifecycle​ ​management​ ​solution,​ ​and​ ​is used​ ​by​ ​development​ ​and​ ​QA​ ​teams​ ​collaborating​ ​within the​ ​Microsoft​ ​development​ ​ecosystem.​ ​TFS​ ​has​ ​features​ ​for​ ​task​ ​and ​test​ ​case​ ​management, Agile​ ​planning​ ​and​ ​collaboration.

Polarion®​​​ ​Connector​ ​for​ ​Microsoft®​​​ ​TFS​​ ​connects​ ​a Microsoft​ ​Team​ ​Foundation​ ​Server​ ​with​ ​Polarion​ ​by enabling​ a ​bi-directional​ ​synchronization​ ​of​ ​work​ ​items​.​ ​Thanks​ ​to​ ​a​ ​seamless​ ​integration,​ ​disparate​ ​teams​ ​can​ ​collaborate​ ​without​ ​having​ ​to​ ​leave​ ​their​ ​respective​ ​work environments.

Polarion®​​​ ​Connector​ ​for​ ​Microsoft®​​​ ​TFS​​ ​is​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​​Polarion​​​ ​SYNCHRONIZER​,​ and lets you seamlessly​ ​integrate​ ​disparate​ ​applications​ ​with​ ​Polarion’s​ ​unified​ ​ALM​ ​Solution. ​It​ manages​ ​all​ ​integrations​ ​centrally​, ​to​ ​speed​ ​up​ ​development​ ​and​ ​maintenance by letting you connect ​all​ ​integrated​ ​applications and ​eliminate​ having to ​interface​ ​with​ ​them individually.​ ​

Here​ ​are​ ​some​ ​scenarios​ ​where ​Polarion®​​​ ​Connector​ ​for​ ​Microsoft®​​​ ​TFS​​​ ​can​ ​help:

  • Your​ ​product​ ​and​ ​project​ ​management​ ​teams​ use​ ​Polarion​ ​to manage​ ​requirements, while​ ​your​ ​development​ ​teams​ use​ ​Microsoft​ ​TFS​ ​for​ ​​development​ ​and​ ​testing.​ ​You want​ ​to​ ​give​ ​your​ ​engineers​ ​direct​ ​access​ ​to​ ​all​ ​requirements,​ ​and give your​ ​project​ ​managers​ ​​​direct oversight of the development process.​ ​

  • Your​ ​product​ ​and​ ​QA​ ​teams​ use​ ​Polarion​ ​to manage​ ​requirements​ ​and​ ​test specifications,​ ​while​ ​your​ ​development​ ​teams​ ​use​ ​Microsoft​ ​TFS​ ​for​​ ​development. You​ ​want​ ​to​ ​give​ ​your​ ​engineers​ ​direct​ ​access​ ​to​ ​requirements​ ​and​ ​defects,​ ​and​ ​give​ ​your​ ​product​ ​team​ ​​​direct oversight over the development process ​​and​ ​direct​ ​access​ ​to​ ​the information needed​ ​to​ ​create​ ​compliance​ ​reports.