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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Microsoft's Approach to Application Lifecycle Management

Although, Microsoft is a late entrant into Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) products but according to Gartner's report, Microsoft is now leading ahead all its competitors.

Following figure shows how different products (MS Project, Visual Studio, Sharepoint, Office etc.) are integrated through Team Foundation Server (TFS) to deliver support for full ALM covering Project Management, Requirements Management, Version Control, Test Case Management, Build Automation, and Reporting.

The salient features of Visual Studio versions shown in above figure are given in figure below: