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Sr, Program Manager at Microsoft and MBA from UNC Chapel Hill.My small world includes my beautiful wife Swati and our awesome twin boyz Arni and Abhi.
Yesterday we announced acquisition of Team Plain. This is really a great move by us. I have seen Team Plain and I feel it is a key component in increasing reach of TFS in non development community. Having a web access to all the major features especially the Work Item tracking system is key to success. I don't think we can accept any non developer to install and use Visual Studio. This is a great move by us.
You can read more at Brian's Blog or MSDN
Today I gave a talk at Dev Connections conference in Orlando at 9:45am. The topic of the talk was "Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server Planning and Deployment".
Link to Presentation: Dev Connection Presentation
The Visual Studio "Orcas" March CTP is available and now contains TFS. In this, you will find the majority of the feature work we plan to do for our Orcas release. I appreciate those of you who can look it over and give us feedback. Use http://connect.microsoft.com to give us the feedback (or, if you want, you can comment on this post and I will forward it but Connect is better). This CTP is being released as both a Virtual PC (VPC) image and Installable Bits for both VSTS and TFS.
If you wish to use the Virtual PC image, you will need Virtual PC or Virtual Server to run this image. You can use Virtual PC 2004 or Virtual PC 2007 (2007 required to run the VPC on Windows Vista). If you wish to use the self-extracting install, we advise that you do not install this on a production machine. If you have Vista as the OS on your box, please only download the VPC. In either case, depending on your hardware the download files make take between 30-60 minutes to decompress.
Use the following links for step-by-step instructions on installing and using the VPC images or installable bits, links to the ReadMe and provide feedback.
See Readme document for important notices and information about the CTP.
Here is some detail on the new stuff you will find in Team System.
Team Foundation Server