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Visual Studio 2005 Team System

I was just assigned a project at work to setup a CRM web system. However from
what I have heard Visual Studio 2005 Team System is suppose to be a CRM
system. Is it a metholodologythat Microsoft recommends? (Is it like the
current Visual Studio.NET best practices and procedures Microsoft recommends?)

Is Visual Studio 2005 Team System a methodolgy that is already setup in
the Visual Studio.NET 2005 system? For example, is it a feature like Crystal
reports is?
You can use Crystal reports currently if everything is setup correctly. Will
Visual Studio 2005 Team System be the same thing, a component that can be
used?

Would you explain this to me or point me to url that explains what Visual
Studio 2005 Team System actually is?
Oct 11 '05 #1
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Wendy,
I was just assigned a project at work to setup a CRM web system. However
from
what I have heard Visual Studio 2005 Team System is suppose to be a CRM
system.
What do you exactly mean when you talk about CRM? Are you talking about a
Customer Relationship Management system (as in business parlance), or are
you talking about Change-Request Management, which is related to software
development?

If the latter, then indeed, Visual Studio 2005 Team System provides such
functionality. Of course, depending on your requirements, the features in
Visual Studio 2005 might or might not be enough.
Would you explain this to me or point me to url that
explains what Visual Studio 2005 Team System actually is?


There's a FAQ on the MSDN web site that describes (shortly) just this:

http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/teamsy...q/default.aspx

There's also tons of material available elsewhere on MSDN, for example you
might find this recent article useful:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...TeamSysInt.asp

Hope this helps.

--
Regards,

Mr. Jani Järvinen
C# MVP
Helsinki, Finland
ja***@removethis.dystopia.fi
http://www.saunalahti.fi/janij/
Oct 11 '05 #2
VSTS (Visual Studio Team System) is a complete Change Management system, if
that is what you mean by CRM.

Bits included:
* Integration with Team Portal (SharePoint)
* Integration with Microsoft Project - for work items
* Prescriptive guidance for projects
* Source Control System - Enterprise level, much stronger than VSS
* Quality Reports and other metrics
* Work item tracking for source

In the VS 2005 IDE, you also have different designers, depending on SKU,
from logical system designers to class designers, etc. There is also a unit
testing framework and basic build mechanism (not completely automated,
however).

--
Gregory A. Beamer
MVP; MCP: +I, SE, SD, DBA

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"Wendy Elizabeth" wrote:
I was just assigned a project at work to setup a CRM web system. However from
what I have heard Visual Studio 2005 Team System is suppose to be a CRM
system. Is it a metholodologythat Microsoft recommends? (Is it like the
current Visual Studio.NET best practices and procedures Microsoft recommends?)

Is Visual Studio 2005 Team System a methodolgy that is already setup in
the Visual Studio.NET 2005 system? For example, is it a feature like Crystal
reports is?
You can use Crystal reports currently if everything is setup correctly. Will
Visual Studio 2005 Team System be the same thing, a component that can be
used?

Would you explain this to me or point me to url that explains what Visual
Studio 2005 Team System actually is?

Oct 11 '05 #3

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