This is truly an exciting time for developers and development organizations who are using or evaluating Microsoft’s ALM tooling. Over the last few months Jason Zander, GM for Visual Studio has been sharing updates about Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) 2008 and 2010; most recently sharing the new UI for Visual Studio 2010. Today he shared news that leading analyst firm Gartner has positioned Microsoft in the Leaders Quadrant of its Software Change and Configuration management for Distributed Platforms Magic Quadrant. And, on a related note, also recognized was Microsoft’s tooling product with a Positive rating in their December MarketScope for Application Life Cycle Management. Visit Jason’s blog for more commentary on this news.
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