Earlier this month, the Why Visual Studio page was launched on MSDN. In addition to an evaluation guide of Visual Studio features and a showcase of software life cycle scenarios, you'll also find links to the following series of white papers that focus on Team System:
Driving Productivity and Adaptive Businesses with Intuitive Integrated Application Life-Cycle Management
This white paper addresses key software development and implementation challenges faced by companies today, changing approaches to Application Life-Cycle Management (ALM), and lays out the core modules of Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team System as they relate to driving business success through more effective software development and implementation.
Building the Avanade® Software Lifecycle Platform using Visual Studio® 2005 Team System
This paper describes how Avanade is building a value-added software lifecycle platform using Visual Studio Team System.
Leveraging the Role of Testing and Quality Across the Lifecycle to Cut Costs and Drive IT/Business Responsiveness
This paper discusses quality assurance and quality early and often; from the perspective of developers and testers with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System, as well as the role of related areas of modeling, design, version control, change management and defect tracking as factors in the overall quality lifecycle.