Wanted to give you a heads up that Microsoft just announced the availability of the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server - Project Server 2007 Connector (PS-TFS Connector). The PS-TFS Connector provides a deeper level of integration between Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Microsoft Office EPM 2007 by streamlining the flow of data between TFS and Project Server 2007.
This connector builds on the Project desktop integration and is yet another step Microsoft is taking to help customers bridge the gap between project management and development organizations and eliminate inefficiencies between the two groups. At most organizations, information-sharing across project management and development organizations has typically been through meetings, manual reporting and other time-consuming and error-prone processes. For businesses concerned with productivity, predictability and quality – and for CIOs that want insight into their entire project portfolio – we recognize that this is simply no longer an option.
By improving the flow of data between TFS and Project Server 2007, the PS-TFS Connector gives customers the holistic view and up to date information they need to more effectively manage software development projects across their organizations. It’s also an excellent example of how Microsoft is already executing on its Dynamic IT vision and delivering the technical innovation necessary to make IT and development organizations more strategic to the business.
For more information or to download the PS-TFS Connector, please visit http://www.codeplex.com/pstfsconnector.
Q. Where can I get the connector?
A. It is available on CodePlex at http://www.codeplex.com/pstfsconnector.
Q. How much will it cost?
A. The Visual Studio Team Foundation Server - Project Server 2007 Connector can be downloaded at no charge at http://www.codeplex.com/pstfsconnector. Customers are welcome to install and configure the Connector on their own or they can engage with a Microsoft partner or Microsoft Services for consulting assistance. If customers choose the latter option, costs will obviously vary depending on the level of customization required.
Q. What kind of support is available?
A. This solution is intended to provide guidance and is provided as source code that can be used "as is," extended, or modified by developers to use on enterprise projects. Customers can modify the source code directly to address important issues, and updated drops of the Connector will be published periodically on CodePlex. Consulting assistance is also available through partners and Microsoft Services. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.