Just Published: Gartner MarketScope for ALM (Application Lifecycle Management)

Gartner has published its first ever MarketScope on Application Life-Cycle Management (ALM). In their evaluation, Microsoft has ranked a POSITIVE based on the current ALM offerings. Read the full article here, http://mediaproducts.gartner.com/reprints/microsoft/vol4/article7/article7.html

Some quotes

• “Microsoft is building from significant strengths in the construction core (VS), in its broad enterprise use of Office and SharePoint… and in its aggressive pricing model”
• “Microsoft is leveraging its strong project and portfolio management and agile methodology positions to build awareness and commitments with larger clients”
• “VSTS and TFS have demonstrated that they are very scalable”   
• “These products are flexible in supporting both agile and more formal development processes, and have rich reporting and analytic capabilities”
• “Leveraging VS10 improvements will lead to accelerated success beginning 12 to 18 months out.”
• “Microsoft's offering is well-architected for provisioning as a service and for support of emerging styles of application delivery.”
• “The company has a strong reach in the market and moderate pricing for a large, stable provider.”


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