Sunday, October 26, 2008

It's kind of old news that Microsoft updated the licensing of TFS 2008 to allow users who only need to create and track work items to do so without needing a CAL. Up until recently though, this hasn't been easy to enforce. The second a user ran a report or work item query, they technically were supposed to have a CAL.

With the TFS Web Access SP1 release you now get an additional web interface called WIWA (Work Item Web Access). This was previously a seperate power tool, but is now included in TSWA. Perfect for your QA resources, internal helpdesk, etc. If you need to expose it to customers or other external resources though, you'll need to contact your licensing rep about getting an External Connector license.