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Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) is an integrated development environment (IDE) developed as a software product by Microsoft Corp. to facilitate software project creation, development and management. VSTS is composed of four subproducts:
A software development task often consists of several stages and procedures with different people involved in each stage:
Each of the members needs a different tool to work with. For example, the project manager is only interested in working with tools that provide an insight regarding the budget of the project and is not interested in tools associated with testing. Therefore, a software package is needed that can meet the demands of the people involved in software development. VSTS offers a software package with several sub-packages that incorporate all essential features.
The entire functionality of VSTS relies on the core component known as the Team Foundation Server (TFS). It facilitates development collaboration among different teams of people working on the same software project, offers a repository for storing configuration objects, and enables data collection and project tracking. It is the main back-end component of VSTS.