My First Blog Entry

This is my first blog and I'm pretty new to it. Please bear with me as I figure it out. I always appreciate feedback. J

I thought people might be interested in some more information about Visual Studio Team System, especially around our future development plans, and some detail on some particular topics like agile and distributed development. I talk about these things a lot in briefings and conference talks. I got asked Wednesday if I have a blog where this information can just be looked up, thus eliminating the step of actually needing to talk with me. I'm not sure what that means, but I liked the blog idea. J

By now Visual Studio Team System has been in the market long enough that I'm going to assume you know a little bit about it, or you wouldn't have found this blog. If you want to learn more about Team System, MSDN has a nice overview of the suite: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vsts2008/products/bb933734.aspx. I am a Group Manager in Visual Studio Team System. I was one of the founding members of the Database Edition and a member of the planning team for the VSTS 2008 and Rosario releases, today I run the development team that delivers Agile solutions on top of VSTS, the VSTS Process Team.

I myself love Team System. I genuinely think the people here work very hard to build a tool that you will love and we can use ourselves. There is really no mystery to how we are doing software development here – we listen very very hard to our customers, and then try to prioritize and build what you need as rapidly and efficiently as we can. I'd love to share more information with you and always like to hear comments.

Thanks!
Steph