Sometimes I get so heads down in the business of shipping our next version that I forget for a moment about customers using the current version.  Fortunately, there are plenty of folks around me who work directly with customers on a regular basis such as the Team System Rangers and our very own Team System evangelist, Brian Keller…they don’t let me forget for very long.  Recently I took a look at the updated list of case studies for Team System adoption and was happy to see that the list continues to grow by the week.  According to the search engine at http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies, there are currently 102 (wow!) which are related in some way to Team System.  Here are a few recent ones of note:

  • Chicago Bears: Football Team Connects with Fans, Drives Web Site Traffic with Desktop Application

‘The team-oriented features of Visual Studio Team System 2008 Development Edition helped us ensure that we didn’t introduce any defects while developing,” says Strawmyer. “For instance, the code profiling capabilities of the product quickly and clearly showed that there was no processor abuse or inconsistent use of memory.”’

  • Merrill Lynch: Merrill Lynch Creates Development Framework for Increased Productivity

‘Merrill Lynch upgraded to Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 as soon as it became available. “We opted to use Visual Studio Team System because of its tightly integrated workflow, design, and development capabilities.”’

  • Starz Entertainment: Movie Provider Automates to Meet Higher Demand, Reduce Costs, Improve Brand Visibility

‘The collaboration and team features in Visual Studio Team System … make it faster and easier for a group of developers—we had eight working on MediaForge—to work together reliably.’

  • Thomson Reuters: Media and Information Provider Unifies Development Processes

‘Using Team Foundation Server, the team manages more than 2,000 work items, 70,000 changesets, and 200,000 files and folders. Since Online Services implemented Team Foundation Server, four other business units either have adopted it or have begun the implementation process.’

Anyway, there are many more out there if you’re interested in learning more about how other customers are using Team System.

Enjoy!