November Rosario CTP now available!


I’m happy to announce that the next Community Technology Preview of Rosario (officially known as Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team System code name “Rosario” November 2007 CTP) is now available.  Customers can immediately begin downloading the VPC images from our download page.  Because of the size of the VPC, I’d recommend using a download manager, such as the one referred to here, to download the following seven parts of this release:

For this release we worked on a number of key scenarios that we’d like you to try out.  To help facilitate your evaluation, we’ve included samples and walkthroughs within the VPC to demonstrate these new features.  Here’s a list of walkthroughs broken out by product:

Architecture Edition

  • Visualizing Interaction Sequences between Service-Oriented applications
  • Using the Distributed System Designers and the Web Service Software Factory to build WCF applications
  • Designing and Visualizing Interactions between classes

Development Edition

  • Simplify Code Analysis rule selection with Rule Sets
  • Find and fix a bug using the historical debugger
  • Identify the test impact of code changes
  • Find a bug on a separate machine using the standalone debugger

Test Edition

  • Planning a testing effort
  • Executing manual test cases

Team Foundation Server

  • Managing user stories with the Agile Process
  • Managing features with the CMMI Process

In addition, we’ve included support to build setup packages with Windows Installer XML (WiX) technology.  You can learn more about that here and here

As with our previous Rosario CTP, this release is not a beta. We’ve done a reasonable amount of testing on the bits to ensure that most the major features work to some degree and that the key experiences listed above work well but have not done any of the configuration or deep testing that we do for a beta release that we expect customers to use on a regular basis. As such, we encourage you to take the release for a spin and evaluate the new features we’ve added but please don’t expect to use it for any sort of production usage and understand that any data that you enter into the system cannot be migrated to future releases. And by all means, any applications written with these bits may not be redistributed in any way.

We’re releasing this CTP primarily for two key reasons: practice shipping and collecting feedback. Over the past few weeks, we’ve gotten a lot of the first as we’ve worked out the kinks associated with building, testing and releasing these bits to you. Hopefully in the coming weeks and months, we’ll get a lot of the second from you. Feedback in the form of bugs and suggestions can be submitted via http://connect.microsoft.com/visualstudio. Make sure when you submit issues through Connect that you indicate the product version as being “Visual Studio Team System Code Name “Rosario” (November 2007 CTP)”. That will ensure it gets to the right folks for consideration. If you have a question or would like provide feedback to the product team, we’ve created a special forum specifically focused on Rosario: http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=1736&SiteID=1. We look forward to hearing from you.

Finally, we have refreshed our page on MSDN focused entirely on Rosario. On it we’ll have links to the latest downloads, blog articles, documentation and other key information. I’d suggest bookmarking this site and returning regularly to keep up on the latest for the release.

Please join me in congratulating the Team System team on this release. It’s exciting to me that even in the face of significant effort on the recent release of Visual Studio 2008 that we’ve been able to make impressive progress in these important areas. I hope you agree…please take a look and let us know what you think.

Woohoo!

jeff

Comments (32)

  1. Rosario November CTP!!! E vai col download!!!

  2. Start your factory engines….

  3. …and I can finally talk about what I’m working on for the last so many months. First things first,

  4. From Jeff Beehler’s Blog: I’m happy to announce that the next Community Technology Preview of Rosario…

  5. From Jeff Beehler’s Blog: I’m happy to announce that the next Community Technology Preview of Rosario…

  6. Just reading Jeff’s blog i see we just released the November Rosario CTP in VPC format. If you do decide

  7. Archi says:

    According to Jeff Beehler’s I’m happy to announce that the next Community Technology Preview of Rosario…

  8. Maor David says:

    According to Jeff Beehler : I'm happy to announce that the next Community Technology Preview of Rosario

  9. SRLTeam says:

    According to Jeff Beehler : I'm happy to announce that the next Community Technology Preview of Rosario

  10. We have a great new feature that we are previewing in Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team System

  11. We have a great new feature that we are previewing in Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team System

  12. TFS: November Rosario CTP is now available

  13. Just a quick note to reference the fact that I have updated my original post about how to download the

  14. Just a quick note to reference the fact that I have updated my original post about how to download the

  15. bharry’s WebLog : November Rosario CTP is available Jeff Beehler’s Blog November Rosario CTP now available!

  16. bharry's WebLog : November Rosario CTP is available Jeff Beehler's Blog November Rosario CTP

  17. Jeff Beehler posted an item on his blog today announcing the availability of the Visual Studio Team System

  18. Jeff Beehler posted an item on his blog today announcing the availability of the Visual Studio Team System

  19. Paul says:

    Where’s the beef?

    When are you guys going to get around to useful features like

    1: Automated testing for Windows application (WPF and WinForms)

    2: Automated testing for Web Applications (HTTP testing != How something works in a browser)

    Paul

  20. Euan Garden says:

    Paul,

    The good news is the beef is there.

    The current CTP contains Capture and Replay of UI (not just http packets) for Web/Ajax apps running in IE7. We will be supporting Winforms in the next CTP, at this time we are not sur eif WPF support will make it in the Rosario release but we are working on it.

    -Euan

    Euan Garden

    Group Program Manager

    Visual Studio Team System for Testing

  21. One of the things that we quietly rolled out yesterday along with the release of Microsoft® Visual Studio®

  22. Doug Seven says:

    Here’s another nugget from Jeff… One of the things that we quietly rolled out yesterday along with

  23. Ting går unna… Ikke før Orcas versjonen av Team Foundation Server (TFS 2008) er lansert, er det ny

  24. Ting går unna… Ikke før Orcas versjonen av Team Foundation Server (TFS 2008) er lansert, er det ny

  25. Jean-Marc says:

    Vous le savez peut-être, un CTP de Rosario a été publié la semaine dernière (Novembre 2007) sous forme…

  26. In several of the organizations that we’ve visited we’ve found some that some of the more experienced

  27. For the past two years, I’d been working on the Record-and-play feature of Visual Studio Team Test which

  28. A long time ago, I wrote a post on the internal project management processes we are using in Developer

  29. A long time ago, I wrote a post on the internal project management processes we are using in Developer

  30. MC says:

    Why does it say "The evaluation period fot his product has ended"?

    I thought it expired on April 1st?

  31. You’re right that the version of VS included in the CTP VPC has timed out prematurely.  I’m looking into what it’ll take to extend it, if possible.  Otherwise, we’re working on an updated CTP drop of Rosario which I hope to have available in the relatively near future.  

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