Just announced to the world here at TechEd is the new Visual Studio 2005 Team System for lifecycle management!
In the past, Microsoft has focused on making the individual developer more productive with better focussed tools like improving Visual Studio, languages, etc. Team System expands that productivity to the entire development team including managers, developers, testers, and architects.
Some of the features included unit testing, profiling, overview management, source control, automatic class diagrams, web load testing, bug tracking, task managing, data mining, infrastructure validation, and much more. All integrated into VS 2005 and using common office applications like Excel and Project.
Check out the new Team System Blog. Sam Guckenheimer (Group Product Planner, Team System) is posting official news about TS and taking feedback.
The Team System Team Development newsgroup is available at the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Technology Preview newsgroup site as microsoft.private.whidbey.teamsystem.teamfoundation.
This is the product that I will be working on as a Program Manager starting July 5th. Exciting! 🙂