Announcement #1 out of TechEd for Visual Studio developers: The Visual Studio Team System. This is the new set of life-cycle tools soon to be on a desktop near you. These will include (depending on edition):

  • PreFast and FxCop help developers detect coding and security related issues earlier in the development cycle thereby reducing the overall cost of fixing code defects.
  • unit tests
  • Performance analysis tools
  • Distributed System Designers that help reduce the complexity of developing and deploying service-oriented applications
  • integrated source control, work item tracking, reporting, and custom policies that enable your team to efficiently manage change in your software development projects

TTFN - Kent