Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 Power Tools or TFS has numerous functions that cover the entire scope of Application Lifecycle Management. The main usage of Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 Power Tools is to serve as back end to Eclipse or Visual Studio by Microsoft. But it can also serve as back end to the many integrated development environments.
This utility is essentially a plug in that offers users a graphical interface. The design is flexible enabling users to schedule backups for a number of different databases, including the database for specific team project collection, the configuration database, as well as databases used by TFS in conjunction with SQL Server Reporting Services and SharePoint Products.
Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 Power Tools has numerous additional functions including:
• Providing requirements management function
• Project management for waterfalls teams and agile software development
There are more activities wherein this utility is indispensable, including testing, lab management, and automated builds.
Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 Power Tools by Microsoft Corporation is also capable of restoring the whole deployment via the restore wizard. This deployment may be restored in its entirety to a different hardware. The team project collections may also be selectively restored to an earlier period of time using the accompanying wizard.