We recently put this list of resources together for an ISV.

Here's some great info, if you are in the process of evaluating or trying to bring Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) into your organization. These links provide great support when you are creating a cost benefit analysis. All of my ISV's have gone through this process in order to get management to approve a new Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution.

Cost Benefit Analysis – ROI, Case Studies, ALM Best Practices, ALM Assessment Etc..

VSTS/TFS Virtual LABS and Hosted Trial

Visual Basic 6 -> Team Foundation Server 2008 MSSCCI Provider

Notion Solutions Virtual Training:

VSTS – Rosario Update:

  • The following link explains the upgrade assurance associated with VSTS 2008 and moving to Rosario when it is released.
  • Future releases are covered under "Select Agreement" benefits and would provide upgrade rights to VSTS futures i.e. Rosario with no additional cost.
  • Check out the info on Rosario - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vsts2008/bb725993.aspx

 

Murray Gordon
ISV Architect Evangelist
Microsoft Corporation
Murray Gordon's Blog http://blogs.msdn.com/MurrayG