Team System 2008 shipping soon

In case you're not an avid reader of Soma's blog (why not!?), I just wanted to make sure everyone heard that we're very close to shipping Team System 2008 and expect to make it available by the end of this month.  This will include all of the team editions (Development, Database, Test, Architect, Suite) as well as the Load Test Agent and of course Team Foundation Server.  It's kinda funny but it seems that several times a week people ask me if TFS is shipping at the same time as the rest of Team System and the answer is absolutely yes.  We missed the VS2005 train and I don't want to repeat that experience any time soon.  🙂

It's really exciting to be so close to being done.  Of course it's always very nerve wracking to be this close too since seemingly little things can throw off the end game.  I'm in meetings nearly everyday working through the final details of the release and I can tell you that everyone is laser focused on wrapping up any last minute issues and getting this puppy out the door.  Many thanks go out to those of you in the community that have helped us along the way by providing feedback and helping others get up and running with Team System 2008.  We've made a lot of changes based on your feedback.  For those of you that are waiting for the final release before really evaluating it, I think you're going to be quite happy with what we've done. 


Comments (10)
  1. GertD on The Data Dude Meets Team Build. Eugene Zakhareyev on Changeset – a unit or set of time? Jeff…

  2. Terry says:

    We will only be happy if the Management story has been addressed! no more need to use the TF command line tool. The installation, migration, upgrade and move server story’s, too.

    Please don’t release it till all these things are as easy as say, SQL server 2005!

  3. Terry –

    Thanks for your comment.  We invested a lot of time and effort with VSTS / TFS 2008 in the installation, upgrade, and migration areas and we think we’ve made a good improvement with this release.  Based on customer feedback we’ll continue investing in these areas in future releases to ensure that we meet the needs of more and more customers.  

    Also, I’m interested in what operations you find you have to use the TF command line tool for.  Please leave a comment or send me email.



  4. Scot says:

    Will Team 2008 come bundled with a 5-user version of TFS like Team 2005 does?

  5. Asier says:


    Will the spanish version of VS2008 be shipped this month too? If not, do you have a roadmap for localised versions?


  6. Scot – Yes, we will provide a workgroup edition of TFS as part of the MSDN subscription.


  7. Asier – I don’t know what we’re saying publicly about localized version availability.  I’m certain that it’s not simultaneous with the English release but beyond that I’m not sure.  I’ll check with folks on our team and get back to you when I hear from them.


  8. Hayden says:

    Hi Can u explain to me what this team thing is in contrast to say…vs 2008 pro edition…i look everywhere but i still don`t really know what the different is.

  9. Hayden – please take a look at our new site here ( and let me know if this answers your questions.



  10. Asier says:


    I’ve found at this: ‘Microsoft ha anunciado la nueva versión (RTM) de Visual Studio 2008 y de la plataforma .NET 3.5, en lengua inglesa, ya disponible para los suscriptores de MSDN y confirmando para la primera quincena de Enero de 2008 la versión en castellano.’

    That is: ‘Microsoft has announced the Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET 3.5 platform new version (RTM), in english, available now for MSDN subscriptors, and confirming for the first half of January 2008 the Spanish version.’




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