Orcas and then Rosario (The next code name for Visual Studio Team System)
With Orcas right around the corner, It appears to me we are getting nothing new (check it out here) for the Software Architect. So we are getting nothing added to an already useless architecting tool. At least when it comes to Software Architecture. System Architects can make some use of it, I assume. I personally don't use it for anything. In this Blog I discuss its uselessness for a software architect.
All I can say is thank goodness for SPARX Enterprise Architect. Depending solely on Microsoft for architecture tools, will never happen.
According to this site, the next major release of Visual Studio Team System is code-named “Rosario”. It will come after the “Orcas” release.
The site also lists what we can expect “Rosario” to include:
- Joint prioritization and management of IT projects through integration with Microsoft Project Server
- Project management across multiple projects for proactively load balancing resources according to business priorities
- Full traceability (inc. hierarchical work items) to track project deliverables against business requirements and the ability to conduct rapid impact analysis of proposed changes
- Comprehensive metrics and dashboards for shared visibility into project status and progress against deliverables
- Powerful new features to enable developers and testers to quickly identify, communicate, prioritize, diagnose and resolve bugs
- Integrated test case management to create, organize and manage test cases across both the development and test teams
- Testing automation and guidance to help developers and testers focus on business-level testing rather than repetitive, manual tasks
- Quality metrics for a ‘go/no-go’ release decision on whether an application is ready for production and has been fully tested against business requirements
- Rapid integration of remote, distributed, disconnected and outsourced teams into the development process
- Easy customization of process and guidance from Microsoft and partners to match the way your team works
- Improvements to multi-server administration, build and source control