Although I have been lax at blogging again this last month, the team has been extremely busy with the various efforts around Software Factories. In the course of the last few weeks we have opened a new public portal that will become the focus of all activities under the umbrella term of the Microsoft “Software Factories Initiative”. You can visit this site at http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/teamsystem/workshop/sf/default.aspx .

 

You notice that on this site we’ve placed links to the two software download sites for the DSL Tools and for the Guidance Automation Toolkit (GAT). Some of you may be familiar with the DSL Tools (visit the blogs of Steve, Stuart, Alan and Gareth for details) but less familiar with the GAT. Please check-out the article that describes what the GAT is used for. In a forthcoming posting, I’ll explain how the GAT forms the second of three chunks of technology that constitute our initial implementation of basic Software Factory functionality in the Software Factories Initiative.