Understanding Visual Studio 2005 Team System
the ever increasing complexity of the IT solutions that are given there is a need
to build and maintain such solutions properly. New technologies and business give
the challenge of building and maintaining the IT solutions. To be successful in
the industry you need state of the art new products that match the complexity
of the existing scenario.
Moreover the IT companies are also partners in business strategies now-a-days. To build complex applications you a good team and the coordination among the team members and the different teams is essential in developing a complex application. Microsofts Visual Studio Team System is one such software that helps in improving the productivity of the team and in reducing the complexity in the way the IT solutions are delivered by the team.
Some of the challenges that are faced in giving ideal IT solutions are Communication between the teams and team members, the use of proper tools for creating the solutions, the availability of the proper tools in an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), software process integration, and the ROI that is spent on learning new technologies and tools. These are all easily overcome by the use of the Visual Studio 2005 Team System.
Some of the features that are available in the Visual Studio 2005 Team system enable easy communication between the Team members. Simplified reporting is possible using the Visual Studio 2005 Team system. Data that is gathered with this system is in a data warehouse where it can be accessed by the other tools and applications enabling reporting easy. The requirements of the customers can be easily translated into work items by the Project Managers and this can be passed to the team members for further development. Thus the Project Managers can also track the status of the work item that they have delivered to the team members.
and performance tools are integrated in this Visual Studio 2005 Team system so
that the developers can access and use these tools in the IDE itself. This helps
them to improve the quality of the work. Unit testing, code analysis and performance
profiling can be done from this environment. With such tools in place the defects
in the code are identified at an early stage and quality products are developed.
the user interface level itself the necessary tools for SDLC are integrated. The
users can access the tools for code analysis, code profiling, unit testing, and
work item tracking from the current environment itself. A data warehouse that
common to the system is provided and it enables the gathering of data and to know
the status of the project easily. Thus managing the software process is very easy
with Visual Studio 2005 Team system.
extensibility model is adopted for building the Visual Studio 2005 Team system.
This enables the vendors to integrate different tools with the Visual Studio 2005
Team system that might be useful for the developers to complete the project. Complementary
products and services can be integrated into the Visual Studio 2005 Team system.
Visual Studio Team Foundation Core Services is used to integrate these tools with
software development team would have architects, developers, testers, project
managers. The tools in Visual Studio 2005 Team system are designed to help all
these members of the software development team. Moreover the collaboration among
the different teams is also enabled smoothly with the Visual Studio 2005 Team
For more details on these tools and features you can refer to the MSDN website in the internet. You can use Visual Studio 2005 Team system to reduce the complexity in delivering a good IT solution and to improve the collaboration among the team members. The product can be customized according to the organizations and also according to the projects available within an organization.