Beta of VS Team Explorer with Cross Platform Support


Last November, I posted about our acquisition of the assets of Teamprise, a partner who provides access to Team Foundation Server from Eclipse and non-Windows platforms. 


 


The Teamprise products have been very popular with TFS customers who were developing applications across Microsoft and non-Microsoft platforms.  Often customers want to standardize on a single enterprise-wide solution for Application Lifecycle Management because of the cost savings and increased transparency this provides. The Teamprise technology is key in enabling cross platform TFS access.


 


Since welcoming the Teamprise technology and the development team into Microsoft, we’ve been hard at work introducing the essential features of TFS 2010 and working towards a high quality release. 


 


Today we are announcing a broadly available beta of Microsoft Visual Studio Team Explorer 2010.  This release includes the Team Foundation Server Plugin for Eclipse as well as the Team Foundation Server Cross Platform Command Line Client.  It works on Windows, Mac, Linux, and multiple flavors of UNIX, providing access to the same source control, work item tracking, build automation, and reporting features that Visual Studio customers have benefitted from.


 


Below, you can see a TFS user story work item in Eclipse.  The story’s implementation is described by a set of child tasks that are linked to that story.  It also shows the Pending Changes view with two source files checked out, the Team Explorer view with a set of work item queries organized into folders and the Eclipse import wizard connecting to TFS to import Java source into the Package Explorer. 


 


Team Explorer



You can download the beta of Microsoft Visual Studio Team Explorer 2010 here, and as always you can provide feedback through the Microsoft Connect site.


Namaste!

Comments (14)

  1. devlife says:

    Our company is looking at using TFS but not everyone is on the .NET stack.  This is really fantastic!

  2. Robert says:

    Thanks, but I’m not interested in a product that requires Java to be installed to run.

  3. Sam says:

    Soma,

    First of all, usually I look forward to your posts and am pleased with the progress of the work you report. However, this time I am a bit disappointed.

    Does this product have more demand than some of the other things Microsoft developers have been asking for since months and years? How about spending time and using resources for giving us proper data access techniques and focusing more on delivering Silverlight 4 with VS.NET 2010? How about providing us with proper .NET APIs for writing/developing Office documents without having to use either a third party solution or automation and ancient properties and methods from COM? How about unifying efforts to push right concepts for developing WPF/Silverlight applications using MVVM pattern? How about SharePoint 2010 – is it going to be based on .NET 4?

    Not sure how many customers care about TFS with Eclipse versus the issues and concerns above.

  4. Shubham says:

    that’s really good, the Eclipse snapshots interesting..!

  5. Somasegar says:

    Hi Sam,

    We have been hearing from a set of our customers who do development on hetergeneous platforms for this support.  This set of customers are happy that we are working on this.

    I do hear you that there are other things that we should be delivering and the teams are looking at some of these things on their roadmap.

    -somasegar

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  7. LouisVuittonstory says:

    hi,soma thank you share and How about SharePoint 2010 – is it going to be based on .NET 4?

  8. Somasegar says:

    Hi LouisVuittonstory,

    SharePoint 2010 is based on .NET Framework 3.5 based.  This is primarily a timing issue given when .NET Framework 4 was done and when Sharepoint 2010 is shipping.

    The Sharepoint team as part of their post Sharepoint 2010 planning will look at when they would move to be based on .NET Framework 4.0.

    -somasegar  

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