VSTS future releases: Orcas, Rosario, and Power Tools

Buck Hodges

A new high-level roadmap for Orcas, Rosario, and Power Tools is now available.  The Visual Studio Team System Future Releases web page covers these topics at varying levels of detail, with the greatest amount detail being supplied for Orcas, of course.  The Orcas TFS information is basically the same as what we’ve published before.

Here’s what it says about Rosario.

Visual Studio Team System code name “Rosario”

The next major release of Visual Studio Team System is code-named “Rosario” and will be released following the “Orcas” release. In this exciting release, we will be delivering new innovations to build on our award-winning Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution. Some of the major scenarios and features in Visual Studio Team System code-named “Rosario” will include:

  • Joint prioritization and management of IT projects through integration with Microsoft Project Server
  • Project management across multiple projects for proactively load balancing resources according to business priorities
  • Full traceability (inc. hierarchical work items) to track project deliverables against business requirements and the ability to conduct rapid impact analysis of proposed changes
  • Comprehensive metrics and dashboards for shared visibility into project status and progress against deliverables
  • Powerful new features to enable developers and testers to quickly identify, communicate, prioritize, diagnose and resolve bugs
  • Integrated test case management to create, organize and manage test cases across both the development and test teams
  • Testing automation and guidance to help developers and testers focus on business-level testing rather than repetitive, manual tasks
  • Quality metrics for a ‘go/no-go’ release decision on whether an application is ready for production and has been fully tested against business requirements
  • Rapid integration of remote, distributed, disconnected and outsourced teams into the development process
  • Easy customization of process and guidance from Microsoft and partners to match the way your team works
  • Improvements to multi-server administration, build and source control

Only the last bullet mentions build specifically, but we have significant plans for Team Build in Rosario.  It’s also involved to various degrees in several other bullets.


Leave a comment

Feedback usabilla icon