Today's software systems comprise numerous distributed services, spanning platforms, protocols, programming languages, and even geographies. Successful deployment of modern solutions depends on bridging the communication gap between development and operations, so that the entire IT department is represented early and often throughout the software lifecycle. Microsoft Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Developers 2005 with MSDN Premium provides advanced development tools that enable teams to incorporate quality, early and often throughout the development life cycle.
The data that Visual Studio Team System collects from the on-chip performance counters describes how your code behaves at its lowest level -- literally how the machine code is performing.
Visual Studio Team System helps you collect Event Trace for Windows event data from a number of different providers. This detailed information helps you correlate the behavior of your application with its effect on the system.
You can view the source code from any view that Visual Studio Team System offers for the performance data collected about your application.
Featuring performance analysis tools that allow developers to measure, evaluate, and target performance-related issues in their code, Team Edition for Software Developers can save time and resources, and significantly improve quality by helping identify performance bottlenecks early on. (Team Edition for Software Developers can be purchased separately, or as part of the Visual Studio Team Suite 2005 suite of programs.)
Team Edition for Software Developers enables advanced developers to verify the performance and quality of the code they write. By integrating advanced tools into the Visual Studio IDE, Team Edition for Software Developers assists developers in detecting coding and security related issues earlier in the development cycle, thereby reducing the overall cost of fixing code defects. In addition, code analysis tools can be used as a part of the check-in policy for a nightly build process, enabling development teams to correct defects before code is checked into the source tree. Performance analysis tools allow developers to measure, evaluate, and target performance-related issues in their code, providing the capability for developers to perform unit tests on their code modules during development.
Featuring a world-class development environment built on top of Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition, Team Edition for Software Developers consists of three main areas -- powerful tools, tight integration, and team collaboration.
Team Edition for Software Developers offers developers access to the same advanced tools that Microsoft uses to develop its desktop applications for code analysis, performance, profiling and verification. By integrating quality and verification tools in the development lifecycle, developers can be more productive, detect code defects earlier and decrease the time to deliver.
Team Edition for Software Developers is tightly integrated within the Visual Studio 2005 Team System, thereby allowing enterprise developers as part of a productive development team to reduce the complexity of development and facilitate better communication and collaboration throughout the development process. By integrating all tasks within the Visual Studio IDE, sharing information between teams and roles has never been easier or more efficient.
Team Edition for Software Developers also allows users come up to speed with the products quickly, without the need for excessive, expensive, and time-consuming training and learning. Tighter integration promotes better collaboration between IT operations and application development, resulting in greater business efficiencies and a more predictable development process.
Other advanced features include integrated static analysis tools for early detection of security and performance problems; automatic unit test generation for entire namespaces, classes, or individual methods; profiling tools for analyzing the performance and efficiency of running code; and Visual Studio 2005 Team Explorer for accessing all services and artifacts stored in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server.
MSDN Premium Subscriptions
Team Edition for Software Developers includes an MSDN Premium Subscription. An MSDN Premium Subscription provides continuous, priority access to the technologies you need to support Team Edition for Software Developers and build a broad range of applications and Web services, including the latest versions of Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows XP Professional Edition, Windows XP Home Edition, and future Windows releases. (Usage rights are limited to development and testing only.)
With the subscription, your technical support includes unlimited usage of MSDN Managed Newsgroups for online support with a guaranteed response time of two business days, phone-based support incidents, and free access to MSDN Online Concierge for nontechnical questions regarding navigation of the MSDN site, Knowledge Base article searches, and MSDN Subscriber Downloads. Also, continuously updated technical content is available through the MSDN Library, which offers comprehensive programming information, code samples, sample applications, technical documentation and articles, and the Microsoft Developer Knowledge Base.