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SharePoint vs Team Foundation Server System Properties Comparison

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SystemsSharePoint  Xexclude from comparisonTeam Foundation ServerinfoVisual Studio Team Foundation Server or TFS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSharePoint is a web application framework and collaboration platform.The Team Foundation Server is a source code management system also offering project management features as part of Microsoft's application lifecycle management solutions. More project management features are accessible via synchronization with Microsoft Project.
CategoryProject CollaborationProject Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 3,802.55
Rank #1
Score 61.26
Rank #20
DeveloperMicrosoftMicrosoft
Websiteproducts.office.com/­en-us/­sharepointvisualstudio.microsoft.com/­tfs
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sharepoint/­dev
Social network pages
Facebook96,915likes
LinkedIn60,827followers
Twitter207,020followers
LinkedIn821followers
Initial release20012005
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoSharePoint Online
Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoas part of Visual Studio Online
Web-based architectureyesyesinfoSaaS option
Programming languageC#
Operating systemsWindowsWindows
Mobile appsAndroidinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
iOSinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
Windows Phoneinfonumerous 3rd-party apps
Androidinfo3rd-party apps
iOSinfo3rd-party apps
Windows Phoneinfo3rd-party apps
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyesinfoseveral sets of APIs, including object models and REST web service.yes
Multi-useryesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
Active Directory
Password
HTTP authentication
Active Directory
NotificationsEmail
Mobile push
RSS feeds
Email
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyno
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksno
Task dependenciesinfoDependencies between tasks are logical relationships that restrict the sequence of task executions, e.g. one task must be completed before another task can startyes
Critical path managementinfoThe critical path method calculates the set of tasks that cannot be delayed without increasing the project's duration, taking into account task dependenciesno
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountno
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleno
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniqueno
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule no
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesno
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksnoinfoavailable via 3rd-party tools
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesno
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsno
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyes
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsyes
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyes
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsno
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyesinfoSharePoint pages
Discussion forumyes
Online chatyes
Audio conferencingnoinfoavailable via Microsoft Lync and other products
Video conferencingnoinfoavailable via Microsoft Lync and other products
Screen sharingyes
Calendar sharingyes
Contact sharingyes
Document sharingyes
File versioningyes

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