Resources For Developers Extending Team System

All you need is… a good documentation probably – especially if you are courageous enough to extend Team System.


On this page I’ll start collecting a few interesting posts.


Version Control



This post will be updated as new content becomes available or as you send me a comment with good content to add.

Time to update: Team Foundation Server Release Candidate (RC) released

While the so called client SKUs (the three Team Editions plus the Team Suite) were released in November last year the TFS is targeted to release in March 2006.


Now the last planned publically available pre-release version: the Release Candidate (or short “RC”) can be downloaded from the MSDN Subscriber Downloads.


If you are using the Beta 3 Refresh right now, make sure to read the following about updating to the RC:


Partner solution: Requirements Authoring Solution (by Softagon)

Solution Summary
The Requirements Authoring Solution by Softagon (“RASS”) turns Microsoft® Office Word, the preferred tool for software developers and analysts responsible for creating software requirements, into a more powerful and yet user friendly front-end for managing structured XML requirements data. RASS drives greater collaboration and productivity throughout the software development lifecycle and provides a significant boost to organizations seeking to improve software development processes and create a knowledgebase built on structured requirements data. Softagon Corporation, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner based in San Francisco, California, provides expertise and custom development and implementation services for companies interested in exploiting RASS, as well as the related Microsoft technologies, including Microsoft Office, Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System

Link to profile in Microsoft Office System Solutions Directory

Book: Managing Projects with Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 Team System

Author Joel Semeniuk; Martin Danner
Pages 400
Disk N/A
Level Advanced
Published 08/09/2006
ISBN 0-7356-2216-7

View on MS Press website


About the Book


An ideal guide for using Visual Studio Team System to maximize project management effectiveness


This book is a practical guide to using the integrated tools in Visual Studio Team System to manage a team-development process. Project managers typically use a wide range of tools—such as Microsoft Office Excel®, Microsoft Office Project, and Microsoft Windows® SharePoint® Services. The Visual Studio Project Management Tools are integrated with the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE), Office, Windows SharePoint Services, and Microsoft SQL Server™ 2005 Reporting Services. This helps enable project managers to continue using the tools with which they are comfortable, yet easily share their development-oriented project data with their teams—allowing architects, developers, testers, and project managers to collaborate in a single, extensible environment. With in-depth product information and insights from early users and experienced Visual Studio Team System trainers, this guide will help you understand how to use this tightly integrated set of life-cycle development tools to help enable better planning, scheduling, collaboration, communication, reporting, and process control with development projects.