As Sam and others at TechEd have blogged, the new Visual Studio 2005 Team System has been announced. This promises much needed full lifecycle software development tools that were lacking in Visual Studio.Net.
Here are some features (depending on edition):
- PreFast and FxCop help developers detect coding and security related issues earlier in the development cycle thereby reducing the overall cost of fixing code defects.
- unit tests
- Performance analysis tools
- Distributed System Designers that help reduce the complexity of developing and deploying service-oriented applications
- integrated source control, work item tracking, reporting, and custom policies that enable your team to efficiently manage change in your software development projects [via Sam]
There are quite a few documents that describe all of this on MSDN starting with an overview.
Update: Chris Sells has a nice collection of links to more information.
Update2: Demo videos are available.