No TFS CAL required for defect tracking!

This is amazing news!  Adam Gallant has posted the details in this blog entry.

Microsoft has made one licensing change with the release of TFS 2008.  The change is as follows: You do not need a CAL to access work item tracking functionality, to create new work items or view and update work items you opened.

Check out Adam’s post to get more details.  The major benefit to developers I see in this change is that now any software you release in the field can send back a work item to your server.  So your clients can send you enhancement requests, bugs, whatever right into your TFS server.

This is huge.


About Wes MacDonald

Wes MacDonald is a DevOps Consultant for LIKE 10 INC., a DevOps consulting firm providing premium support, guidance and services for Azure, Microsoft 365 and Azure DevOps.

2 Responses to “No TFS CAL required for defect tracking!”

  1. What does the developer need in order to get access?


  2. The members of the organization would use the new WIWA web application to open work items.  Please note this tool is only for internal users of your organization, if you plan to allow access to your customers you must purchase an “external connector” license.


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