It's been over 3 years since I am using TFS 2012 for source code management, reporting and project management. However, until now, I've never installed from scratch any version of TFS.
In order to use SSRS 2016, I need to install TFS 2015, and by doing so, I have learned that I need first to install an instance of SQL Server. This fact surprised me.
My question is: Does this mean that TFS will actually create its internal tables, where I have information about each Project/Work Item (TaskName, CreatedBy, AssignedTo, Priority, OriginalEstimate, Remaining, Completed, Description, etc...) and that these tables will be public?
I thought that this DB was internal to TFS, and that I could never access it directly. I wonder if my interpretation is valid.