If you and I have ever talked about cross-platform support for ALM functions (version control, requirements management, bug tracking, reporting, etc.), without question I brought Teamprise to your attention. Teamprise extends the capabilities of Team Foundation Server out to other ‘other’ platforms and IDEs (e.g. Eclipse for Java development on a Mac).

Many of you loved the concept of Teamprise. But perhaps you were nervous about the organization (how big are they? who will answer my support questions? how do I know that they will continue to release new revisions to match the new versions of TFS?) Maybe you simply didn’t want to have to deal with a 3rd party for licensing (‘isn’t the whole point of MSDN is that we get everything we need?’).

Well, now you’ve got no excuses. Microsoft Acquires Teamprise Assets. (Or, more correctly, you’ll have no excuses when the Visual Studio 2010 wave of products hits.) I personally think this is fantastic news and greatly improves Microsoft’s position to compete in the ALM space. Fuller details to come soon.