REVIEWS - Microsoft Visual Studio Team Suite2005 With MSDN Premium (CD & DVD) [OldVersion]ViewUserReviewsAverage Customer Rating5.0 out of 5Product FeatureSuite of development tools that includes TeamqEdition for Software Architects, Team Edition forSoftware Developers, Team Edition for SoftwareTesters, and Microsoft Solutions FrameworkImproves collaboration and communication amongqall members of a software team, includingbusiness users, project managers, architects,developers, testers, and operations managersBuilt-in publishing features keeps track ofqversioning synchronizes revisions of filesWeb and load testing tools enable authoring andqexecution of Web tests and distributed load testsIncludes an MSDN Premium Subscription for a wideqrange of Microsoft support and servicesRead moreqProduct DescriptionMicrosoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite combines the Visual Studio Team System role-based products into aset of productive, integrated, and extensible software life-cycle management tools that address the needs ofmultifunctional roles in an organization. The Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite is a bundle of Visual Studio 2005Team Edition for Software Architects, Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers, and VisualStudio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers. Read moreProduct DescriptionMicrosoft Visual Studio Team Suite 2005 Programs With MSDN Premium represents one of the most significantdeveloper tools releases since the introduction of Visual Studio nearly a decade ago. It offers developers of alltypes a wider spectrum of development possibilities and a greatly advanced design experience.
Team Foundation Server can track the versions of files under source control, keep a record of their change history.View larger.Easily find, track, and view bugs by using the Bug List report. View larger.Team Edition for Software Architects includes the new Application Designer, a visual design surface that helpssoftware architects design, configure, implement, and deploy service-oriented applications. View larger.The data that Visual Studio Team System collects from the on-chip performance counters describes how your codebehaves at its lowest level -- literally how the machine code is performing. View larger.Microsoft Visual Studio Team System is an entirely new series of productive, integrated life-cycle tools that helpdevelopment teams communicate and collaborate more effectively. It provides tools to support the entiresoftware development team -- software architects, developers, and testers -- for a far more efficientdevelopment process.Combining Visual Studio Team System role-based products into an integrated suite of applications that addressthe needs of multifunctional roles in an organization, the Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite includes Team Editionfor Software Architects, Team Edition for Software Developers, and Team Edition for Software Testers. Includedis an MSDN Premium Subscription that provides continuous, priority access to the technologies you need tosupport Visual Studio Team System and build a broad range of applications and Web services.Visual Studio Team System also includes the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF). MSF is a highlycustomizable, scalable, fully integrated set of software development processes, principles, and provenpractices designed to deliver the type of guidance desired by the user when and where it is needed. MSF
provides a seamless experience with Visual Studio Team System for process automation and guidance withinthe software development life cycle.A Better Way to CollaborateI Todays software systems comprise numerous distributed services spanning platforms, protocols,programming languages, and even geographies. Successful deployment of advanced solutions depends onbridging the communication gap between development and operations so that the entire IT department isrepresented early and often throughout the software life cycle.Visual Studio Team System offers tightly integrated and extensible tools that enable software developmentteams to develop more efficiently by improving communication and collaboration throughout the developmentprocess. With Team Suite, the project manager, testers, developers, and architect know where they are on theproject at all times. That means less time in meetings and on e-mail or the phone, and more time deliveringhigh quality.Visual Studio Team FeaturesVisual Studio Team System features a world-class development environment built on top of Visual Studio 2005Professional Edition. With Team System, you can publish and administer Web sites more easily with thepowerful combination of ASP .NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005. With the built-in publishing features, such asintegrated File Transfer Protocol (FTP), you can keep files in your local project and synchronize them with fileslocated on a remote Web server. Visual Studio automatically logs copied files, which helps you to identifywhether the remote site has been updated with the latest files. And to help protect your site and your IP, youcan precompile a Web site to publish only executable code, no source files, to your production server.Team System also gives you the ability to clean all those unwanted files out of your solution in a one-clickoperation. Simply choose "Clean Solution" from the Build Menu and all the intermediate files and outputdirectories in your whole solution will be removed.The Deployment Designer in Team Edition for Software Architects allows application designs to be validated fordeployment within a particular datacenter, identifying possible issues before the deployment begins. Serviceoriented applications often involve multiple components that may reside on different servers and have avariety of configuration and communication requirements.The Team Edition for Software Architects Deployment Designer can be used to validate an application fordeployment in a particular datacenter. Validation detects many common deployment issues, allowing thedevelopment team to resolve them before deployment occurs. This has the potential to greatly reduce thecomplexity of service oriented application deployments.Visual Studio Team Edition for Testers provides the ability to gather and store detailed information about howan application performs under different types of load. Team Edition also lets you customize Visual Studio withyour own internal tools or use supplemental products from more than 190 Microsoft partners, optimizing yourteams development flexibility.MSDN Premium SubscriptionsVisual Studio 2005 Team Suite also includes an MSDN Premium Subscription. An MSDN Premium Subscriptionprovides continuous, priority access to the technologies you need to support Visual Studio Team System andbuild a broad range of applications and Web services, including the latest versions of Windows Server 2003,Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows XP ProfessionalEdition, Windows XP Home Edition, and future Windows releases. (Usage rights are limited to development andtesting only.)With the subscription, your technical support includes unlimited usage of MSDN Managed Newsgroups foronline support with a guaranteed response time of two business days, phone-based support incidents, and freeaccess to MSDN Online Concierge for nontechnical questions regarding navigation of the MSDN site, KnowledgeBase article searches, and MSDN Subscriber Downloads. Also, continuously updated technical content isavailable through the MSDN Library, which offers comprehensive programming information, code samples,sample applications, technical documentation and articles, and the Microsoft Developer Knowledge Base. Readmore