Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Using Visual Studio 2008 to Improve Software Development, which discusses how Microsoft IT realized significant operational, support and security efficiencies by standardizing and centralizing its development environment on Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server. Many thanks to Austin Pinard, Steve Ley, Dmitriy Filyushin; Michael Lucas and Barbi Yamauchi for their expertise, knowledge, and dedication in developing this comprehensive whitepaper and supporting PowerPoint presentation.
Over 450 global projects within Microsoft IT are hosted on four TFS instances, which are supported by a single operations team. Data, which previously resided on a variety of source repositories, is now standardized through process templates and a central data source. Development collaboration and communication is enhanced by the consolidation of various sites, file shares, and document repositories into a single SharePoint-integrated document store.