This week Microsoft announced that "Visual Studio 2008" will be released by the end of this month (November 2007).
And now begins the real question: When will Visual Studio code name "Rosario" will be released...
Why do I take it as the real question?
Because also VS 2008 does give you a lot of new Development & Testing options and upgrade the Build Integration ability - its really doesn't step you forward regarding Application Life cycle Management.
What do I miss the most:
- Built in Hierarchy between work items.
- Word Integration for Requirements Management
- Real Integration with Project Server (with the Hierarchy from the first bullet)
You can, of course, develop those abilities yourself, or use open source & third parties tools.
So why is the Rosario's Release date so critical? because it influence directly on the decision whether to implement / buy third parties tools or to wait...
Do you know something about the scheduled release? if you do (and of course allowed to tell) please post back.