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This overview of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System offers practical information and role-based guidance to get key members of your software development team working together. With insights from the Visual Studio product team, project managers, architects, developers, and testers alike learn how to use Team System to coordinate and facilitate the work of all team members and help ensure project success.
Discover how to use Team System to:
- Improve team collaboration and monitor software development projects through the lifecycle
- Simplify project management and work-item management using familiar Microsoft Office tools
- Create and validate datacenter and application diagrams in a common language
- Manage your code with version control
- Create and run unit testing and code coverage tests to help ensure quality
- Coordinate defect tracking and resolve bugs with integrated testing tools
- Use Microsoft Solution Framework development methodologies or customize your own
- Store documents, hold team discussions, and access queries and reports with Project Portal
- Analyze your final product and help ensure successful deployment
Complex applications require multi-disciplined teams to deliver them. As with any major undertaking attempted by a team, communication is a fundamental component of success. The new Visual Studio Team System expands on Microsoft's demonstrated ability to deliver highly productive tools by offering businesses tightly integrated and extensible life-cycle tools that increase the likelihood of success. When Microsoft first released Microsoft Visual Basic, it made Microsoft Windows--"based software development more widely available to programmers by reducing its complexity. With Visual Basic 6.07 Microsoft enabled millions of developers to quickly develop client/server applications. Recently, with Visual Studio .NET, Microsoft provided developers with the tools and technology to easily develop distributed applications. With Visual Studio 2005 Team System, Microsoft is addressing the growing complexities of applications and the life cycle required to design, develop, and deploy them by providing the tools and guidance needed to enable predictable, repeatable results without trading off productivity and innovation.
Hundhausen offers a pragmatic, hands-on overview of the new Microsoft Visual Studio team development environment, which features new tools and end-to-end integration for the roles of architect, developer, tester, and project manager.
About the Author
Richard Hundhausenis the president of Accentient, a company that helps software development teams understand and leverage Application Lifecycle Management and Scrum tools and practices. He has over 30 years of software development experience and over 20 years of training experience. He is a Microsoft Regional Director, Visual Studio ALM MVP, and author of several books and courses, including Microsoft's Professional Scrum Developer program. Richard grew up in southern Idaho, lived in Germany for a couple of years, and moved back to Boise in 2001. He enjoys playing soccer, writing code, and being a husband and father of five.