I am and its great! It is must faster, more stable and feature rich than Beta 1. Not using it? May I need to remind you that there is a “Go Live” license (nudge nudge).
If you are using it, Microsoft (via Jeff Beehler) wants to know you you think! Here is the link from Jeff’s blog to a simple survey.
Say what? I looked closely at the press release today with Visual Studio 2010 and… there is NO “TEAM SYSTEM”!?!?! Yes, it’s true. It appears that Microsoft is killing off Visual Studio Team System. The press release from Microsoft today and the download of Beta 2 on MSDN both confirm it! (Note: The public download for Beta 2 will be on Wednesday.)
But what about all the wonderful ALM tools we saw in Beta 1? What about all of the neat stuff I’ve been drooling over in anticipation of Visual Studio ‘Team System’ 2010?
Well, luckily the answer sounds like a rebranding effort. The tools are there but the names were changed. Instead of “Team Edition” we now have Visual Studio 2010 Premium. Instead of Team Suite we now have Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate. Refer to press release for more details.
TFS still exists (Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010), so there is still some stability in my world. In fact, now not only is the TFS CAL included with your VS Pro/Premium/Ultimate, but also includes the server itself. And with the 2010 basic install you can install TFS on a client workstation if you wish (e.g., my Windows 7 notebook).
I have to say I was partial to the “Team System” name, but I’ll survive. And so, my friends, the king (Visual Studio Team System) is dead… Long live the king (Visual Studio 2010 Premium and Ultimate).
Just a heads up. Tomorrow is the monthly online Team System User Group (http://www.tsug-ve.com). I will be presenting on the new Automated UI Testing features in the ‘EMEA’ meeting at 10AM Pacific time on Thursday October 15. Chris Kadel will presenting on the cool new Architecture features in the next version of VSTS for the ‘Americas’ meeting at 5PM Pacific time.
There is no cost for these live presentations. For more information, check out the user group web page: http://www.tsug-ve.com
Another resource for periodic free live presentations on VSTS topics is available on the home page of the Notion Solutions web site: http://www.notionsolutions.com. The immediate webcasts offered by Notion include:
Hope to “see you” there!