Watchmen Visual Studio Team System 2010 Event
On Friday I delivered a presentation taking a peak at some of the new functionality due for release as part of Visual Studio Team System 2010. The session was held in the Covent Garden Odeon and as part of the event we had a screening of Watchmen.
I hope people enjoyed the event, my slides are available here. Let me know if you have any questions or feedback.
One of the questions that came up was around Hosted TFS offerings. With the current TFS 2008 architecture there are not that many companies hosting TFS. With 2010 this is due to change and I suspect you’ll see many, many more offerings appearing. The only ones that I am aware of (but have no experience of) are:
http://www.codeplex.com – for open source applications
http://www.tfsnow.com/ – This is now defunct but it was the first offering I was aware of.
If you have a small development team then it is also worth checking out TFS Workgroup Edition which is available as part of a Team System MSDN subscription. This allows you to install a fully featured TFS that is limited to 5 named users. The other users do not need a client access license and if your team grows then you can upgrade to a full TFS version without the need for a re-install.