Some news this week in eWeek about the delivery of an MSF-based Essential Unified Process for use with Team System:
Microsoft Monday is expected to announce that Jacobson's Ivar Jacobson Consulting LLC, of Alexandria, Va., has joined the Visual Studio Industry Partner program and is part of the Visual Studio 2005 Team System (VSTS) ecosystem.
Jacobson said the first fruits of his company's relationship with Microsoft will be through the delivery of the Essential Unified Process (Essential UP), which is based on the Microsoft Solutions Framework and integrated with VSTS.
In short, Essential UP is a simplified or lighter-weight alternative to RUP, Jacobson said. Essential UP is an evolution of the unified process Jacobson helped create more than 10 years ago that forms the foundation of RUP, he said.