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Team Foundation Service – free cloud source control +more for teams of up to 5 users

You can get a free Team Foundation Service account for teams of up to 5 users, all you need to do is sign up for an account and your ready to go straight away


The benefits of using the cloud based Team Foundation Service are:

  • it’s ready to go straight away
  • it’s accessible from anywhere
  • there’s no hardware infrastructure to manage
  • can use existing tools such as Visual Studio
  • source control
  • manage your code online from anywhere
  • continuous unit testing
  • manage work items and bugs
  • plan projects
  • collaborate with your team

If you want on-site Team Foundation capability you could implement Team Foundation Server 2012 Express which is free to use for teams of upto 5 users – see my previous article on this

Another resource for Free E-Books available for Microsoft Technologies on TechNet

You can download content for ASP.NET, Office, SQL Server, Windows Azure, SharePoint Server and other Microsoft technologies in e-book formats such as PDF, E-Pub or Mobi (for use on Kindle). There’s different types of books available such as References, guides, and step-by-step information.

All the e-books are free to download and new books are being posted when they become available take a look and make sure you bookmark it or add the RSS article feed to your favourite RSS Reader:

Free ebook: Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals

Get a free a ebook on an Introduction for IT Professionals to Windows 8 from here:

It’s available in PDF, Mobi (Kindle) and ePub formats.

Topics include:

• Performance, reliability, and security features

• Deployment options

• Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit

• Windows PowerShell™ 3.0 and Group Policy

• Managing and sideloading apps

• Internet Explorer® 10

• Virtualization, Client Hyper-V, and Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack

• Recovery features

TFS 2012 Express

Free Source Code Control using Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Express 2012

TFS 2012 ExpressVisual Studio Team Foundation Server Express 2012 is a source code control, project management, and team collaboration platform at the core of the Microsoft suite of Application Lifecycle Management tools, which help individuals and small teams of upto 5 developers be more agile, collaborate more effectively, and deliver quality software.



Find out more and download TFS 2012 Express for free here:


Read more about TFS2012 and VS2005 / BIDS2005 Compatibility


Large collection of Free Microsoft eBooks for you, including: SharePoint, Visual Studio, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Office 365, Office 2010, SQL Server 2012, Azure, and more.

Here’s two great posts which contains download links to free Microsoft eBooks that are available for SharePoint, Visual Studio, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Office 365, Office 2010, SQL Server 2012, Azure, and more.