Microsoft Talks up Tools at VSLive

Microsoft has solidified the time frame for the release of its Team Foundation Server and will be releasing a preview of another key piece of Visual Studio technology, a company executive said at the VSLive conference here. In a keynote address, S. “Soma” Somasegar, corporate vice president of developer tools at Microsoft, said that in the next week or so, Microsoft will “make the first CTP drop of Visual Studio Tools for Applications.” Somasegar also said the TFS (Team Foundation Server) component of VSTS (Visual Studio Team System) will reach release candidate status by the end of this week and will reach RTM status in March.