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Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0, a new process template for Team Foundation Server 2010 can be downloaded from the Visual Studio Gallery or through the Visual Studio Extension Manager. This new template is the first new process template introduced by Microsoft since the MSF Agile and MSF CMMI templates first shipped with Team Foundation Server 2005.
For more information, see Soma’s blog post, Visual Studio Scrum 1.0.
A process template is a collection of files that together define the various process elements of a team project on a Team Foundation Server. Included in a process template are definitions for your teams work items, work item queries, builds, reports, and SharePoint portal. Each of these artifacts help you manage the work for your software project, track and report on important trends, and ultimately drive toward releasing high quality software on time.
Team Foundation Server automates and streamlines the software delivery process for all team members.
Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 is the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft’s application lifecycle management solution that automates the software delivery process and enables organizations to effectively manage software development projects throughout the IT life cycle. Team Foundation Server 2010 enables the team to be more agile, collaborate more effectively, and deliver better quality software while building and sharing institutional knowledge. Project artifacts and data from work item tracking, source control, builds, and testing tools are stored in a data warehouse and powerful reporting and dashboards provide historical trending, full traceability and real-time visibility into quality and progress against business intent.
You can download a trial version from Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 Trial – ISO.
Bruce D. Kyle ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation