April 11, 2008 2:00 PM
by Ed Blankenship
It's finally available! Seriously - this CTP has quite a bit of features that they have added and you can start to see that VSTS is and will continue to be a strong if not the best ALM offering. The new features are added to Head over to Jeff Beehler's blog post to find out more details of what has been added...
I haven't picked a favorite feature just yet :) The three I just really like the most across the whole offering:
Here's a list of all the new features!
Architecture Edition Exploring the existing code structure Designing process flow as activities Designing user interactions with systems Designing system functionality as components Visualizing and designing types in systems Visualizing and designing interaction sequences in systems Development Edition Simplify Code Analysis rule selection with rule sets Find and fix a bug using the historical debugger Identify the test impact of code changes Find a bug on a separate machine using the standalone debugger Database Edition Building and using an off-line representation of your operational database as a “sandbox” development environment. Using Data Generation to custom-build data for testing your database application. Making and unit-testing schema and code changes in an off-line environment. Performing static code analysis of your programmability objects. Test Edition Planning a testing effort Executing manual test cases Verify the fix Automate a manual test and add validation. Team Foundation Server Managing an Agile schedule Easier reporting from Excel Managing features with the CMMI Process A new Add Files to Source Control wizard and support for drag and drop from Windows Explorer to Source Control Explorer An enhanced, non-modal conflict resolution experience, integrated into the pending changes tool window A new history view that shows labels applied to a file as well as how changes were merged across branches A new automated build system built on Windows Workflow Foundation, featuring dynamic build machine allocation from a machine pool and distributed build functionality Rollback for a check in (currently only available at the command line) Many Source Control Explorer usability enhancements
Team Foundation Server
Be sure to head to their Connect site with your feedback!
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Hi! I am Ed Blankenship and a Product Manager at Microsoft for Visual Studio Online, Team Foundation Server, and the Application Lifecycle Management family of tools. I am an author of a few books, former Microsoft MVP of the Year, and a former ALM consultant.
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