Team Developer + Team Data = Team Developer!

In today’s press release titled: "Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Overview" we announced the merge of the Developer Edition and Database Edition SKU’s.


Better Together – Visual Studio Team System Development Edition and Database Edition
In recognition of the increased need to integrate more of the lifecycle members together, we will provide a unified Development and Database product in Visual Studio Team System 2010. Beginning October 1, 2008 Development Edition and Database Edition MSDN subscribers will have access to both products.


What does this mean?

In the next release of Visual Studio Team System we will be merging the feature sets of the Development Edition and the Database Edition into a single product. The new product – part of Visual Studio Team System codename “Rosario” – will include all of the features in the Development Edition and the Database Edition as well as new capabilities delivering even more value in a single product. This will provide a more complete set of capabilities for building software in today’s data-driven environments. Bringing these two feature sets together enables you to take advantage of the core tools for application development as well as the necessary tools for database development, including performance profiling, code analysis, code metrics, code coverage, database refactoring, Schema Compare, Data Compare, and more.

As an MSDN subscriber we want you to realize the benefit of this merged feature set now, which is why we are extending this exclusive offer. If you have either the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Development Edition with MSDN Premium subscription or the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition with MSDN Premium subscription, on October 1, 2008 you will have access to both the Development Edition and Database Edition through MSDN Subscriber Downloads. This change also applies to customers who purchased Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers with MSDN Premium Subscription and Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals with MSDN Premium Subscription.


Comments (11)

  1. emoreau says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!  1000 times thank you!!!  

    Thanks for realizing the lines of responsibility are not always so easily defined and that data is a core part of development for most developers.  We were just in the process of adopting the db edition functionality but were left to force people to choose between the 2 editions for roles and responsibilities.  This makes a HUGE difference for us.

  2. Maor David says:

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  8. mhildreth says:

    Is it possible to install both editions of visual studio 2008?

  9. mikeb says:

    Installation had been done for the development version (team developer) if the datbase version is installed on existing development systems does the service pack need to be reapplied?

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