by Peter Galli on March 05, 2010 08:45am

Soma Somasegar, the Senior Vice President of Microsoft's Developer Division, has announced on his blog the beta of Microsoft Visual Studio Team Explorer 2010, which has cross platform support.

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," Somasegar said.

Read the rest of his blog here.

This follows the acquisition last year of the assets of Teamprise, a then partner who provided access to Team Foundation Server from Eclipse and non-Windows platforms.

You can download the beta of Microsoft Visual Studio Team Explorer 2010 here.