Wednesday, July 15, 2009

What Software did I use for the SDLC presentation

to save time and to make the demos easily reproducible I have used a trial version of Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server SP1 VPC Image, you may download from here. The image will not expire till the end of 2009, so happy exploring!

After booting into it and applying all the security patches, I have also downloaded and installed additional software and tools:
1. Team Foundation Administration Tool - to simplify permission management
2. TeamLook, from Team System Solutions - an Outlook add-on for Work Item Management (will work with TFS2005/2008 and Outlook 2003/2007)
3. TeamSpec, from Team System Solutions - a Word add-on for managing Work Items in the word (again will work with TFS 2005/2008 and Word 2003/2008)
4. Ravenflow - great tool for round trip requirements and work items management.
5. Teamprise plugin for Eclipse - java development TFS integrated development toolset
6. Sparx Enterprise Architect, UML modeling tool.
7. I do not remember if TFS Power Tools were part of the image, but in case you are missing them you may get them from here
8. Tigris MSBuild tasks - a collection of MSBuild tasks to help with TeamBuild automations

9. I forgot to include VSTS 2008 Database Edition GDR R2 setup and
10. VSTS 2008 Database Edition Power Tools, I did not use any of the features during the demos, but it has a few great improvements.

Alternatively, if you want to try some of the demos/features for the VSTS2008 and TFS2008 you may want to try to use Team System Virtual Labs, it is truly a great resource.

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