Will Team Foundation wipe out the enterprise tools competition?

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer predicts that they will "wipe out its enterprise tools competition without breaking a sweat".

I agree. Visual Studio Team System’s Team Foundation Server has much to offer at a reasonably low cost.

The exciting news is that even the Java shops will be able to get in on it.

At this point, there are 2 Eclipse Plug-ins in development that will give Java developers ability to use Team Foundation’s services.

  1. VSTS Eclipse – Open Source (Apache 2.0 license)
  2. TeamPrise – formerly code named Allerton. It is being developed by SourceGear, LLC and will cost $799.

TeamPrise will only provide source control and work item tracking.

VSTS Eclipse plans to eventually offer the full suite of TFS services, such as:

  • Version Control
  • Work Item Tracking
  • Build Automation
  • Project Management
  • CMMI Guidance
  • Bug Tracker
  • Unit Tester
  • Code Coverage
  • FxCop
  • Architecture Tools (e.g., Datacenter Diagram Tool, Object Modeler, Component Modeler, UML/DSL)
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