Just got some very good news for small shops who are interested in the upcoming Visual Studio 2005 Team System, and in particular Team Foundation Server, but concerned about the cost. To help address the needs of independent consultants, small ISVs, and solo professionals, we'll be including a 5-user version of Team Foundation Server with each role-based edition client of Visual Studio Team System. More details are available on Rob Caron's blog.
What folks should take from this is that when our customers speak, Microsoft listens. We heard loud & clear that the pricing we announced earlier this year didn't adequately address the needs of smaller customers. I'm glad to see that the folks responsible are taking steps to remedy this.
What do you think? Does this increase the likelihood that you'll adopt VSTS and TFS? Would you have done so anyway? Let me know in the comments.