Visual Studio Team System 2008 ships!


What else can I say?  The big day has arrived (read the official word here on Soma’s blog) and we’re all very excited to let everyone know that all parts of the Visual Studio Team System 2008 product family are available today for download from MSDN.  If you’re not already a subscriber to MSDN, you can download a 90-day trial of Team Suite and TFS instead.  We’ve been working on this release for the past two years so there’s a whole lot of new features available, many of which we’ve talked about during the beta releases.  Here’s a quick run down of some of the key features in Team System this time around (drop me a note if I missed your favorites):



Development Edition
Code Analysis Checkin Policy
Code Metrics
JavaScript debugging 
Performance run comparison
Hot pathing
Code Analysis Rules
Rules Management
Analyze menu
Spelling rules 



Database Edition
Integrate TeamData v1 into Team Suite



Test Edition
Auto cleanup of results
Control Load Modeling
New default views
Devices Unit testing
Test performance improvements
Inherited test classes
Load test and profiler integration
Web test correlation
Right-click test execution
Test generation from a compiled assembly
Webtest recorder support for AJAX and popups
Webtest playback improvements


Architecture Edition
Architectural Roles
Conform to WSDL
Top-down system design
Web application projects



Team Foundation Server
SharePoint 3.0 / 2007 support
Improved deployment experience
Better offline support
Continuous integration
Build queuing & scheduled builds
Drop Management
Annotate
Folder Diff
Get latest on checkout
Performance and scale improvements (Work Item Tracking / Version Control)
Destroy files
Improved source control merging
Workspace mapping improvements
Team System Web Access (power tool)


Many, many congratulations to all the people that worked so hard over the past couple of years on this release.  And more importantly, many, many thanks to our customers for providing us feedback on Team System 2005 as well as pre-releases of Team System 2008.  You help us do a better job!


Please try it out and let us know how Visual Studio Team System 2008 works for you!


Woohoo!

Comments (43)

  1. I didn’t post a big list of features with my announcement post an hour or so ago.  However, here

  2. Doug Seven says:

    Here is the official word from Jeff Beehler, the Team System Chief of Staff, and the really official

  3. Ponder .NET says:

    I usually try to avoid simply passing on what others have already announced. This is one of my exceptions

  4. Ken Garove says:

    Will there be a TFS 2008 Workgroup edition? When will TFS 2008 be posted to the MSDN download site?

  5. Get your download engine running, VS/TFS 2008 is now available on MSDN!

  6. My VSTS Blog says:

    The net has been a flurry of activity over the past few hours as word gets out that MSDN Subscribers

  7. Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008

  8. Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008

  9. Официально: Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 shipped! Комментарии, как говорится, излишни Уточню

  10. C’est officiel depuis ce matin, Les versions 2008 sont disponibles, d’Express à Team Suite. Pour l’instant,

  11. C'est officiel depuis ce matin, Les versions 2008 sont disponibles, d'Express à Team Suite. Pour

  12. Ting går unna her og produktteamet er godt i rute. Den store dagen har kommet og VSTS 2008 Team Suite

  13. Now that the dust is settling after the explosive release of Visual Studio 2008, you may want to refer

  14. Nu er alle udgaver af Visual Studio 2008 samt Team Foundation Server sat i produktion, og de forskellige

  15. Nu er alle udgaver af Visual Studio 2008 samt Team Foundation Server sat i produktion, og de forskellige

  16. Brian Harry on VS/VSTS/TFS 2008 are Shipping! Jeff Beehler on Visual Studio Team System 2008 ships! David…

  17. Joachim says:

    Hmm, it’s the 21st today and I’m a MSDN Subscriber (Team Suite). Up to now, i can see the VS 2008 TeamSuite and the Professional Edition. No TFS so far. May it be that replication around the world takes so long?

  18. jeffbe says:

    Joachim – Thanks for your note.  I’m checking to figure out why TFS Workgroup edition isn’t yet available on the MSDN Subscriber download site.  For now, you should see a link on this page (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/default.aspx) to download it.  

    jeff

  19. Hello,

    I see the TFS Workgroup edition, but why are the following in the Top Downloads section for MSDN Premium Team Suite subscribers?

    Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server Trial (x86 and x64 WoW) – DVD (English)

    Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite Trial (x86 and x64 WoW) – DVD (English)

    Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Load Agent Trial (x86 and x64 WoW) – CD (English)

    Are the above "Trials"? Where could I download the non-trials?

  20. Joachim says:

    Thanks for your help Jeff, i was able to start the download using your link. In my subscriber downloads, there is still VS 2008 Team Suite and VS 2008 Professional only.

  21. paul says:

    I didnt see the TFS workgroup or trial edition download for 2008 on the subscription site…

  22. jeffbe says:

    Paul – the trial edition of TFS should be available here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=B0155166-B0A3-436E-AC95-37D7E39A440C&displaylang=en.  

    As I understand it, the TFS Workgroup Edition should be available through two different mechanisms in the coming days.  Both should be available from here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/default.aspx.  

    – Top Downloads (bottom light blue box)

    – MSDN Retail Subscriber Download Visual Studio w/MSDN Premium Downloads and Product Keys  (text link on the right side of the page)

    The thing that makes this difficult for me is that MS employees don’t typically have access to the MSDN subscription pages so I have a hard time verifying what I’m telling you.  However, I have it on good authority that these two approaches should be working very soon if not already.

    If not, please let me know and I’ll keep pushing to make it so.  

    Thanks,

    jeff

  23. michal.Log says:

    As you perfectly know (for example from Brian’s blog , and probably hundred others), Orcas shipped. I’m

  24. As you perfectly know (for example from Brian's blog , and probably hundred others), Orcas shipped

  25. Michael Mortensen says:

    We are subscripers to the MSDN  Visual Studio Team Suite, but we only have access to VSTS 2008 but NOT the server.

    How is this?

    So far, only the 2005 TFS is available 🙁

  26. A Busy week. This one is for Visual Studio Team system users – I’ve extracted a number of blog posts

  27. A Busy week. This one is for Visual Studio Team system users – I've extracted a number of blog posts

  28. jeffbe says:

    Michael – I’ve heard from the MSDN team that TFS is now available (as of 11/27) for all subscribers through two different means:  

    – Top Downloads (bottom light blue box)

    – MSDN Retail Subscriber Download Visual Studio w/MSDN Premium Downloads and Product Keys  (text link on the right side of the page)

    Please try it out and let me know if you still can’t see it.  Apologies for the struggles you’ve had getting our products. We’re certainly learning from this experience and expect to make improvements moving forward.

    jeff

  29. I’m happy to announce that the next Community Technology Preview of Rosario (officially known as Microsoft®

  30. I'm happy to announce that the next Community Technology Preview of Rosario (officially known as

  31. Dave Markle says:

    What about the pure x64 version?  When’s that coming out?

  32. jeffbe says:

    Dave – Thanks for your question.  As you know, we support creating 64bit applications with Visual Studio today.  Since our customers expect us to continue to run and target all recent Windows platforms, we need to maintain strong support for 32bit and 64bit platforms.  Since, it’s not feasible for us to have separate releases of Visual Studio specifically for 64bit platforms we’ve chosen for now to stick with the general approach of providing a 32bit solution that allows developers to target and debug both architectures.  With regard to Team Foundation Server, we expect to release a 64bit version with our next major release.

    jeff

  33. Så er præsentationerne fra seminaret om Team Foundation Build-serveren i TFS d. 14./15. november blevet

  34. Så er præsentationerne fra seminaret om Team Foundation Build-serveren i TFS d. 14./15. november blevet

  35. Como muchos ya sabréis hace poco Microsoft lanzó al mercado Visual Studio 2008. Si estáis

  36. Rene says:

    TFS workgroup edition does not install on SQL 2005 Enterprise edition.

    Is there a reason for this?

  37. jeffbe says:

    Rene – all editions of TFS (including workgroup) should certainly install on SQL 2005 Enterprise.  What error message are you receiving during install?  You might find it helpful to post the specifics on our forum so that others can help you out as well:  http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=68&SiteID=1.

    Thanks,

    jeff

  38. DavidKean_MS (Moderator): The Visual Studio Team System chat will begin in 15 minutes. DavidKean_MS…

  39. With all the hype going on around the recent release of Visual Studio 2008 & the area install-fests

  40. CW says:

    Is the JavaScript debugging only available in the Development Edition?

  41. jeffbe says:

    JavaScript debugging is available with all editions of Team System as well as Visual Studio Pro.  I called it out for the Development Edition because they’re the team that developed the feature.

    Thanks for asking!

  42. michal.Log says:

    After Orcas shipped, many people blogged about new big features that were included there ( http://blogs.msdn.com/jeffbe/archive/2007/11/19/visual-studio-team-system-2008-ships.aspx

  43. Como muchos ya sabréis hace poco Microsoft lanzó al mercado Visual Studio 2008. Si estáis interesados