Third Parties Demo Visual Studio 2005 Tools
Two third-party firms showcased new development tools designed to work with
Microsoft's Visual Studio 2005 Team System at the company's annual
TechEd conference being held this week in Boston.
AVIcode announced its TFS Incident Management Connector, which helps Microsoft
Operations Manager 2005 communicate with Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation
The package takes advantage of Microsoft's Dynamic Systems Initiative
(DSI) by integrating Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 alerts as Team Foundation
Server work items, and provides automated bi-directional communication between
operations and development teams.
It's also designed to be used in conjunction with AVIcode's .NET
Management Pack, to help more effectively communicate and resolve application
problems such as coding errors, performance bottlenecks, and connectivity and
security issues, the company said in a statement.
Additionally, Personify Design announced it is shipping its new Team Solutions
suite of collaboration tools. Team Solutions is designed to improve visibility
and communication among all members of a software development team, according
to company statements.
Based on the Microsoft Office 2003 System and integrated with Microsoft Visual
Studio 2005 Team System, Personify Design Team Solutions is intended to combine
a familiar working environment with tools that help members of an organization
write project specifications and manage deliverables and project status.
"By incorporating its functionality into Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
(Personify Design TeamLook) and Microsoft Office Word 2003 (Personify Design
TeamSpec), Personify Design brings the predictability and visibility benefits
of Visual Studio 2005 Team System to technical and non-technical members of
a development team alike," the company's statement said.
Stuart J. Johnston has covered technology, especially Microsoft, since February 1988 for InfoWorld, Computerworld, Information Week, and PC World, as well as for Enterprise Developer, XML & Web Services, and .NET magazines.