The State of Visual Studio Team System

This article from November 20th has a nice critique on how Team Foundation Server and Team System are going on the advent of the VS2008 launch:

http://searchwindevelopment.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid8_gci1282412,00.html

Microsoft has made a great start with Team Foundation Server, and it has every-ones attention in the Microsoft space.

The question is really how much momentum they can keep behind it. The lack of any integration tools with existing software project management / quality systems could well prove to be a problem in the long run.

Still, buying up other companies that make great tools like TFS Web Access is a good way to impress the customers.

If they could make it easier to install, backup and administrate, then that would also be a great step forward. TFS 2005 was frankly too scarey for any small project, and it seems TFS 2008 does in fact address these issues to an extent

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