At work the Team Foundation Server (TFS) admins have created two separate TFS environments. One called Devl01 and the other Prod01.
Is there even a remotely legitimate reason for doing this and in what sense?
Just to be clear, I can get to the two different environments in this fashion:
- For 'Development': http://tfs:8080/tfs/Production/ProjectAlpha
- For 'Production': http://tfs:8080/tfs/Development/ProjectAlpha
Where ProjectAlpha are completely different TFVC/Git projects.
It appears that each 'environment' is simply a different 'collection name'. And within each collection are different projects.
I've also been able to gather that they use the different environments for 'testing extensions' which still makes no sense. We're also so behind the times here that they were testing the build/release part of TFS in the Development collection (tfs:8080/tfs/Development).