What’s new in Visual Studio & Team Foundation Server 2010?

Focusing on Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) ALM-related parts:

Tons of new feature in Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) 2010

Visual Studio Ultimate 2010

Visual Studio Premium 2010

Visual Studio Professional 2010

Visual Studio Test Professional 2010

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010

  • Work Item Tracking and Project Management
    • New MSF templatesfor Agile and CMMI (V 5.0)
    • Hierarchical Work Items
    • Custom Work Item Link Types
    • Ready to use Excel agile project management workbooks for managing your backlogs (including capacity planing)
    • Convert Work Item query to an Excel report
    • MS Excel integration
      • Support for Work Item hierarchies
      • Formatting is preserved after doing a ‘Refresh’
    • MS Project integration
      • Hierarchy and successor/predecessor info is now synchronized
  • NEW: Test Case Management
  • Version Control
  • Team Build
    • Build Controllers and Agents
    • Workflow 4-based build process
  • NEW: Lab Management (only a pre-release is avaiable at the moment!)
  • Project Portal & Reporting
    • Dashboards (on SharePoint Portal)
    • Burndown Chart
    • TFS Web Parts (to show data from TFS)
  • Administration & Operations
    • Topology enhancements
      • Application tier network load balancing (NLB)
      • SQL Server scale out
      • Improved Sharepoint flexibility
      • Report Server flexibility
      • Zone support
      • Kerberos support
      • Separation of TFS and SQL administration
    • Setup
      • Separate install from configure
      • Improved installation wizards
      • Optional components
      • Simplified account requirements
      • Improved Reporting Services configuration
      • Setup consolidation
      • Upgrading from previous TFS versions
      • Improved IIS flexibility
    • Administration
      • Consolidation of command line tools
      • User rename support
    • Project Collections
      • Archive/restore individual project collections
      • Move Team Project Collections
      • Server consolidation
      • Team Project Collection Split
      • Team Project Collection Isolation
    • Server request cancellation
  • Licensing: TFS server license included in MSDN subscriptions

Removed features (former features not part of Visual Studio 2010):

  • Debug » Start With Application Verifier
  • Object Test Bench
  • IntelliSense for C++ / CLI
  • Debugging support for SQL 2000

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