A note on Visual Studio Team System 2008

6. May 2008 13:42 by jpena in General  //  Tags: , ,   //   Comments (0)

Last March I attended the Microsoft Inner Circle conference in Bellevue, WA, in which they presented the 2008 version of Visual Studio Team System.  This was my first view of VSTS, and I was impressed by some of the features they included to help developers in tasks such as gathering statistics on their source code, writing and executing unit tests, and looking for potential performance bottlenecks.

We were also introduced to Visual Studio Testing Edition, which contains a set of tools to help QA teams automate tasks such as tracking and managing stabilization processes, controlling code churn and performing load tests.

From a tester’s or developer’s perspective, I have no doubt that VSTS is going to be a great tool; however, I think it still needs to extend its support for Project Management tasks, as well as database design and requirements elicitation, documentation and tracking.  We were told that many of these features will be included in the next version of VSTS, code named “Rosario”.

More information on VSTS can be found at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/teamsystem/default.aspx