26 March 2007

Microsoft Acquires TeamPlain!

The buzz of the day in the land of TFS has to be the story of Microsoft acquiring TeamPlain!  Brian Harry has posted the details but the two main points that stick out is that:

  1. TeamPlain will become Microsoft Visual Studio Team System Web Access (sometime around the "Orcas" release).
  2. It is available immediately as a free download for anyone who owns Team Foundation Server.

The focus of TeamPlain is on TFS work items, however, there is also some built-in version control capabilities, SharePoint integration, Reporting Services integration, and some build support (in a future release).

If you currently have users using the Team Explorer client solely for work item tracking, then you should probably at least give TeamPlain a look.