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Jason Zander, corporate vice president of Visual Studio, announced a key pillar of the next version of Microsoft Visual Studio at Tech•Ed North America today. He also demonstrated a connector that will improve the interaction between the development and operations teams.
For developer he explained Microsoft vision of the next generation Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) technologies that will help organizations ease application development and management.
ALM in the next version of Visual Studio can be broken down into three main themes:
There are a number of scenarios that span the next version of Visual Studio for ALM. These scenarios improve the creation, maintenance and support of software solutions by focusing on improving the workflow across the entire team as well as across the entire lifecycle.
For more information on the ALM vision, see Zander’s blog post Announcing ALM Roadmap in Visual Studio vNext at Teched.
Zander demonstrated a connector that links Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 and Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 to improve the interaction between the development and operations teams.
The connector enables an operations team to send application performance monitoring and diagnostic information immediately to the engineering team. Microsoft delivered a community technology preview of the new connector today, available for download at Operations Manager Connector for Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010.
Organizations interested in taking advantage of the benefits of ALM should today start using Visual Studio 2010 with an MSDN subscription. More information is included on the Visual Studio website, http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio, and on the MSDN website, http://msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio.
Microsoft Corporate Vice Presidents Robert Wahbe and Jason Zander delivered a keynote that focused on the benefits customers and partners are getting from Microsoft Corp.’s cloud and development platforms.
Wahbe showcased how customers HSBC and Travelocity.com LP are using Microsoft’s virtualization and public and private cloud solutions to help reduce costs and speed innovation. In addition, NetApp and Cisco Systems Inc. have joined the growing ranks of partners in the Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track program, designed to streamline the delivery of a private cloud.
As businesses look to further enable IT efficiency through the deployment of virtualization and cloud solutions, Microsoft also announced the following:
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Bruce D. Kyle ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation