S. Somasegar is the corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft. Learn more about Somasegar.
We recognize that developers are more and more doing a broader set of things. One of the pieces of feedback that we have heard from you is that you do this all the time - write database and front end code in addition to creating database tables.
Based on the feedback that we have heard from a lot of you, we are announcing a change in our offerings to create a new integrated Visual Studio Team System 2008 Development Edition that is available now. It brings the feature sets of Team Development Edition and Team Database Edition together and allows you to take advantage of the core tools for application development as well as the necessary tools for database development. This will provide you and your development team with an all-in-one tool to make it easy for you.
Visual Studio Professional customers can now enjoy the benefits of this combination of team editions by purchasing either a license of Visual Studio Team System 2008 Development Edition with an MSDN® subscription or a license of Visual Studio Team System Database Edition with an MSDN Subscription. Once purchased, the bits will be available on the MSDN Subscriber download site (if you are in an organization with an MSDN administrator, please contact them for access). If you purchase Team System Development Edition (Team Dev + MSDN), you will see Visual Studio Team System Database Edition (Team DB + MSDN) bits in your download list. The MSDN Subscriber site can be found here.
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