Even folks who dislike Microsoft typically admire its achievements in making programmers more productive. With Visual Studio 2005, Microsoft's raised the bar again -- and the new VS 2005 Team System brings powerful new efficiencies to team development, too. Whether you work solo or in “the enterprise,” Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Unleashed systematically illuminates what VS '05 can do for you.
The authors cover the entire VS 2005 environment, the entire project lifecycle, and every type of application: Windows Forms, database applications, ASP.NET, and web services. They especially address VS '05's many new features: code snippets, custom project templates, refactoring, data binding wizards, smart tags, project/task management, you name it.
There's a full section on Team System's collaboration tools, including source control, modeling, and automated testing. And, while it isn't their primary focus, the authors even introduce some exciting new language features (think generics). Bill Camarda, from the October 2006 Read Only