My favourite Visual Studio Team System Resources


Hello, everyone

Just wanted to share some of my favourite resources for Visual Studio Team System that I love most. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did:

  • Visual Studio Gallery
    The Visual Studio Gallery is a central place for Visual Studio developers to find productivity tools, controls, and other products that integrate with Visual Studio. Click here for more.

  • Guidance Automation Extensions
    The Guidance Automation Extensions (GAX) expands the capabilities of Visual Studio by allowing architects and developers to run guidance packages, such as those included in Software Factories, which automate key development tasks from within the Visual Studio environment

  • Guidance Automation Toolkit: Feb 2008 Final Release
    The Guidance Automation Toolkit (GAT) is a guidance package which allows architects to author rich, integrated user experiences for reusable assets including Software Factories, frameworks, and patterns. The resulting Guidance Packages, composed of templates, wizards and recipes, help developers build solutions in a way consistent with the architecture guidance. In order to use the Guidance Automation Toolkit, you must first install the Guidance Automation Extensions.

  • Visual Studio Team System Management Model Designer Power Tool - Feb 2008 CTP
    Didn't you always dream about how can you make your application ready for operations? The Team System Management Model Designer Power Tool is a productivity tool that helps architects and system designers to generate models of an application that contribute to minimized TCO. These models include configuration, instrumentation, health, and performance information. The Team System Management Model Designer Power Tool also assists developers to implement the required instrumentation, and create management packs for monitoring systems such as Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007. Download February 2008 CTP from here.

  • Web Service Software Factory: Modeling Edition - February 2008
    The Web Service Software Factory: Modeling Edition (also known as the Service Factory) is an integrated collection of resources designed to help you quickly and consistently build Web services that adhere to well-known architecture and design patterns. These resources consist of patterns and architecture topics in the form of written guidance and models with code generation in the form of tools integrated with Visual Studio 2008.

  • Web Client Software Factory - February 2008
    The Web Client Software Factory provides an integrated set of guidance that assists architects and developers in creating composite Web client applications. The factory includes a reference implementation, QuickStarts, How-to topics, patterns, and Visual Studio .NET extensions.

  • Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar
    The Microsoft Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar provides a variety of tools for quickly creating, understanding, and troubleshooting Web pages.


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