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Brian Harry is a Microsoft Technical Fellow working as the Product Unit Manager for Team Foundation Server. Learn more about Brian.
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I frequently get asked about how Team System can help with SOX compliance. Unfortunately, the answer is not simple. SOX relates to the management of transactions t hat affect assets and is undertaken with the help of a qualified appraiser who defines a risk management framework for your business. Some of the risks man very well involve your software development activities and as Team System helps manage many of those assets, it can certainly play a role in helping you with your SOX compliance plans.
A few month ago we commissioned a white paper to be written and I'm happy to say that it has now been published: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc441754.aspx
We'd be very interested in any feedback you have. The best place to give it is probably on this blog post: http://blogs.msdn.com/processblog/archive/2008/04/05/team-system-and-sarbanes-oxley.aspx
Thanks and I hope you find this helpful,