The brilliant minds at Gartner have positioned Microsoft in the “leader” quadrant for Application Lifecycle Management, in their June 5th, 2012 publication, “Magic Quadrant for Application Life Cycle Management” (available for 12 months following publication).

Their evaluation was based on Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010. I can’t wait to see what they think of the 2012 version once it releases!

Magic Quadrant for Application Life Cycle Management (Gartner June 2012) 

I’ll let you read the report (Microsoft section) for full details, but notable quotes include:

“By virtue of its position in the market as a provider of key platforms and development tools, Microsoft acts as an overall thought leader in the ALM market”

“Unlike all of the other tools in this Magic Quadrant, Microsoft's is the only one that tightly binds its versioning system to the rest of the ALM planning tool.”

“..the company has made good strides with support for Eclipse and the ability to extend TFS with Java code.”

This is truly a great accomplishment for our teams at Microsoft.  Congratulations to all!