A few months ago, the Microsoft SDL team released their SDL Process Template for VSTS 2008. When I blogged about the release, a number of you responded back to me that you wanted to have something like this that you could add to your existing team projects to make all of your development secure.

After we discussed this internally, the SDL Team went off and worked with the VSTS team to write a whitepaper that explains how to do exactly that. This paper outlines the steps for manually extracting the key elements of the SDL Process Template and integrating them into an existing Visual Studio 2008 team project. By completing each of these manual steps, you can include the key elements of the SDL into your project without waiting until you start your next team project and without needing to build a whole new one.

It is good to see the SDL team jumping out and addressing customer feedback. Having more team projects writing more secure code is always a good thing.

The whitepaper can be downloaded here:

Whitepaper: Manually Integrating the SDL Process Template - Manually integrating key elements of the SDL Process Template into an existing Visual Studio Team System project