Microsoft to offer third beta of collaboration tool

Microsoft on will this week release the third beta version of its Team Foundation Server (TFS) software for application lifecycle management, a Microsoft representative said.

Available to Microsoft Developer Network ( MSDN) subscribers, the beta release will be feature-complete and is based on the September SQL Server 2005 Community Technology Preview, according to Microsoft. The beta will function with the Visual Studio 2005 Release Candidate made available to MSDN subscribers and attendees of the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference last week.

Team Foundation Server enables developer collaboration and change management as part of the Visual Studio 2005 Team System product planned for release on Nov. 7. The general release of Team Foundation Server is expected in early-2006.

"Of course, the question everyone wants to know is, are we still on track for [final release in] Q1 2006?" said Microsoft's Rick LaPlante, general manager for Visual Studio Team System, in his blog. "The answer is yes. Releasing a high-quality, feature-complete TFS Beta 3 was a critical step in being ready for Q1, and we still feel good about that commitment."

"We [also] will release a Beta 3 Refresh which synchronizes TFS with the final RTM [release-to-manufacturing] bits of [Visual Studio and SQL Server]," LaPlante said. This will happen when most of the Visual Studio 2005 platform ships on Nov. 7.

The new beta features a "Go-Live" license for implementing it in deployment situations.

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Paul Krill

InfoWorld
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?