Microsoft Bolsters Visual Studio Team System

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2007-06-11 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The software giant adds capabilities to its Team Foundation Server.

Microsoft made available June 11 the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server-Project Server 2007 Connector. The PS-TFS Connector provides a deeper level of integration between TFS (Team Foundation Server) and Microsoft Office EPM 2007 by streamlining the flow of data between TFS and Project Server 2007, Microsoft officials said.
They said the connector builds on the Project desktop integration and is another step Microsoft, of Redmond, Wash., is taking to help customers bridge the gap between project management and development organizations and to eliminate inefficiencies between the two groups.
Click here to read more about Microsoft adding to direct managed services offerings. At most organizations, information sharing across project management and development organizations has typically been done through meetings, manual reporting and other time-consuming and error-prone processes, the company said.
By improving the flow of data between TFS and Project Server 2007, the PS-TFS Connector gives customers the holistic view and up-to-date information they need to more effectively manage software development projects across their organizations, the company said. According to a Microsoft Web page describing the technology, the connector is designed to integrate the project management capabilities of VSTS with Project Server 2007. Its been developed by the Visual Studio Team System Rangers in response to customer demand for such a solution. Future versions of Team System will have native integration with Project Server, according to the company. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis in programming environments and developer tools.
 
 
 
 
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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