PreEmptive Analytics Community Edition included with TFS Beta


If you’ve downloaded Visual Studio 11 Team Foundation Server Beta you have probably noticed the following:

  • Requires  a 64-bit Server OS
    • Windows Server 2008 (x64) w/SP2
    • Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Windows Server 8
  • Requires Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
  • 10 GB RAM for a full installation (which includes SharePoint, SQL Server, SQL Server Reporting Services and TFS of course)
  • Additional Tools and Components | Extensions for PreEmptive Analytics

Visual Studio 11 Team Foundation Server Beta | Extensions for PreEmptive Analytics


If you click the link to get started you will launch the Server Components Setup Wizard


Once the install is complete you can run its Administrator Console

PreEmptive Analytics Aggregator Administration Console

Here are some of the features the Community Edition supports:

  • one (1) TFS instance and two (2) Team Projects
  • limited to three (3) exception rules per project
  • unhandled exception processing
  • .NET Only

For a comparison between the Community Edition and the Professional Edition please see the following page:

Deploying PA to your Team Project results in the following additions to your Team Project:

  • Work Item Type named Incident
  • Work Item Query named All Incidents
  • Two (2) Reports
    • PreEmptive Analytics Incidents Over Time
    • PreEmptive Analytics Open Incidents


 PA for TFS 11 Deployed to Team Project


I am going to have to spend more time with this new add-on, it will definitely be another blog post for sure.

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.

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