Retiring my blog

I have not been a really frequent blogger in the last 1,5 years so I decided to officially retire my blog and recommend other blogs for you to stay up to date. Background is that I had really been busy selling the product and be sure my motivation and passion for Visual Studio 2010 is…

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Important Gartner and Forrester Analyst News

Just in from Gartner:  VSTS is a Leader Gartner published its 2009 Magic Quadrant for Software Change and Configuration Management for Distributed Platforms. In their evaluation, Gartner ranks Microsoft as a leader in the space, based on Visual Studio 2008/ Team Foundation Server, a significant win for our ALM efforts. This is Microsoft’s first time…

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MSDN News

2 interessting updates for MSDN Subscribers were announced recently:   #1 Windows Home Server Releasing to MSDN Subscribers Windows Home Server is available for MSDN Subscribers of all levels. Subscribers can directly download it today. #2 Visual Studio Professional with MSDN Embedded We will release an new subscription called Microsoft® Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition…

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Team System Conference 2009 – 5.-7. May in Munich

I am very excited that we will have the 2nd Team System Conference here in Munich only a good month from now. We want to drive last years conference success forward to a new dimension and this is really the event where you should be when you are interested in Visual Studio Team System, Software…

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VSTS in 2009 – Prepare for the future!

Happy new year – 2009 will be a great Team System year!! VSTS 2010 will improve and get further and what I often hear from customers is the question “How can I get ready for VSTS2010”. The true answer is: adopt VSTS2008 today and learn as much as you can regarding the current release. Most…

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TeamConf 2009 too far away for you?

If you can’t wait till May next year for TeamConf 2009 in Munich we have the solution:     More information on this great conference can be found here: www.teamconf.ch  My personal recommendation as the conference is organized through the same guys that did the very successful TeamConf 2008 in Munich…

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Double Benefit for customers of Development/Database Edition

I am very excited about our current announcement: We decided that the functionality of the Team System Editions: Development Edition and Database Edition will be combined in one single Edition in the Rosario timeframe. The big benefit we offer our customers today, is the fact, that all customers under Software Assurance (SA) that own one…

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Ken Schwaber at TeamConf 2009

I am very excited that Ken Schwaber one of the founders of SCRUM has confirmed as keynote speaker for TeamConf 2009. As we work with customers SCRUM seems to be the process that people really use or plan/want to use. It has gotten something like a synonym for agile project execution. www.scrumforteamsystem.com was one of…

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An update on Agile Software development thoughts

I am pretty fascinated what has happened around the Team System ecosystem regarding to Agile Software Development in the last month. I want to highlight a few things that you should not miss, if you are interested in this space: First we released a Whitepaper, that Kent Beck has written on Tools for agility. Kent…

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"Recharging Motivation Battery"

I want to be sure to get a blog post on this out as long as the impression is still fresh. Currently I am in Seattle at our so called Microsoft TechReady7. TechReady is a Microsoft internal conference that gives us the chance to hear directly from all product groups what innovation will be coming…

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