I was at the DC launch for Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 yesterday, and was fortunate enough to sit through a few talks on Visual Studio Team System. So naturally, I now want to install the server (VSTS) – currently in Beta 3 – and hook Visual Studio 2005 to it.
There are multiple versions of Visual Studio 2005 available (Express, Standard, Professional, and Team System). If you have a non-Team System version installed you will need to install the TS edition. I am not sure on the accuracy of information I found on the Internet, but apparently, if you have the professional version installed you need not uninstall it before installing the TS version. Both versions live side-by-side (yeah we’ve heard that before) and when you execute either version the higher SKU will execute no matter which icon you double click. I wonder how much extra space is need for side-by-side.
I plan to install VS2005 TS at the office and then beg the IT guys at the office if they’ll donate a server for VSTS.