Visual Studio Team System 2008 ships!

What else can I say?  The big day has arrived (read the official word here on Soma's blog) and we're all very excited to let everyone know that all parts of the Visual Studio Team System 2008 product family are available today for download from MSDN.  If you're not already a subscriber to MSDN, you can download a 90-day trial of Team Suite and TFS instead.  We've been working on this release for the past two years so there's a whole lot of new features available, many of which we've talked about during the beta releases.  Here's a quick run down of some of the key features in Team System this time around (drop me a note if I missed your favorites):

Development Edition
Code Analysis Checkin Policy
Code Metrics
JavaScript debugging 
Performance run comparison
Hot pathing
Code Analysis Rules
Rules Management
Analyze menu
Spelling rules 

Database Edition
Integrate TeamData v1 into Team Suite

Test Edition
Auto cleanup of results
Control Load Modeling
New default views
Devices Unit testing
Test performance improvements
Inherited test classes
Load test and profiler integration
Web test correlation
Right-click test execution
Test generation from a compiled assembly
Webtest recorder support for AJAX and popups
Webtest playback improvements

Architecture Edition
Architectural Roles
Conform to WSDL
Top-down system design
Web application projects

Team Foundation Server
SharePoint 3.0 / 2007 support
Improved deployment experience
Better offline support
Continuous integration
Build queuing & scheduled builds
Drop Management
Folder Diff
Get latest on checkout
Performance and scale improvements (Work Item Tracking / Version Control)
Destroy files
Improved source control merging
Workspace mapping improvements
Team System Web Access (power tool)

Many, many congratulations to all the people that worked so hard over the past couple of years on this release.  And more importantly, many, many thanks to our customers for providing us feedback on Team System 2005 as well as pre-releases of Team System 2008.  You help us do a better job!

Please try it out and let us know how Visual Studio Team System 2008 works for you!