Microsoft is making available its plugin for Eclipse, Team Explorer Everywhere (TEE), for both Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server (TFS) as open source software on GitHub. The announcement was made today by Shanku Niyogi, General Manager Developer Division, during the keynote at EclipseCon in Reston, Virginia, when he also announced Microsoft is joining the Eclipse Foundation as a Solutions Member. By Microsoft joining the Foundation, the Team Explorer Everywhere plugin can now be easily discovered and installed from within the IDE in the Eclipse Marketplace under the Help menu.
The Team Explorer Everywhere source code joins the Azure Toolkit for Eclipse as open source software from Microsoft for Eclipse. By joining the Eclipse Foundation and open-sourcing Team Explorer Everywhere, Microsoft continues its commitment to support any developer, any language and any platform.
Developers can learn more about the Team Explorer Everywhere Eclipse plugin on the Java-focused pages at java.visualstudio.com. More about Azure support for Java developers can be found at azure.com/java.