Historically, we have always been focused on improving the individual developer productivity with every release of VS.  When we introduced Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) as part of Visual Studio 2005 late last year, we expanded our focus to significantly enhance software team productivity with an integrated set of tools that enable team members to work together in a collaborative fashion.  We are now ready to take the next big step forward in that evolution.


I’m excited to announce today a new addition to the VSTS family – Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals.


Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals is a great example of the innovation we are bringing to the application lifecycle management (ALM) market.  It’s a market-shifting database development product designed to manage database changes, improve software quality through database testing and bring the benefits of Visual Studio Team System and life cycle development to the database professional (such as database architects, database developers and database administrators).


You can find out more about it and get access to early community technology previews here.


We’re making Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals part of the Visual Studio Team Suite, so you’ll get this product for free when we RTM this edition if you are a Visual Studio Team Suite subscriber through MSDN. 


We’re in the midst of planning for the next version of Visual Studio Team System and I’ll post more details as we make more progress.  Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy the CTP (to be released at TechEd the week of June 11th) and look forward to your feedback on this product.