Microsoft today provided the first look at Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0, as well as an in-depth look at Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) 2010 (previously code named “Rosario”).  The Visual Studio 2010 release will focus on several key areas, including: riding the next generation platform wave, inspiring developer delight, powering breakthrough departmental applications, enabling emerging trends, and democratizing application lifecycle management (ALM).

 

In an effort to increase software team efficiency and integration resulting in higher quality applications that deliver real business value, VSTS 2010 will democratize ALM by delivering improved modeling tools, new efficiencies through the test cycle, and collaboration capabilities. In addition, Microsoft is evolving the market beyond the first generation of ALM tooling by:

 

  • Ensuring architectural consistency
  • Exploring existing code assets for easy re-use
  • Smoothing build handoffs, check-ins, and higher quality builds
  • Eliminating “no repro” bugs
  • Quickening setup and deployment of tests and ensuring that all code changes are properly tested
  • Focused test planning and progress tracking

 

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