Agile Business Suite 3.0 Preview
By Maarten Schneider, Worldwide Marketing Manager, Enterprise Application Environment and Agile Business Suite
There’s a new version of Agile Business Suite in the works – AB Suite 3.0 – and it’s coming in the fourth quarter of 2012. And because it will be based on Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010, the changes required to support this new release will be significant, so we plan to deliver it as a feature release.
Today, we are in the process of defining the content for AB Suite 3.0. The major areas of focus are:
Integration and qualification of AB Suite withVisual Studio 2010
Integration with Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Integration of Automated Test Tool (ATT) into Visual Studio 2010
The integration with Visual Studio 2010 will bring AB Suite developers the same easy-to-use framework as C# developers and others have today. When combined with the unique benefits of AB Suite, this release will improve the speed and effectiveness of your development efforts.
The integration with Team Foundation Server will deliver many important development process capabilities, such as version control, user requirement management, project management, and test management. Existing TFS users will certainly appreciate the integration with AB Suite 3.0, and we’re sure that anyone unfamiliar with the product will see the value of the combination
soon after the release. Please note that depending on your Microsoft license agreement, TFS could require an additional product license. It is treated as an optional product in AB Suite.
As a part of the AB Suite 3.0 release, we also plan to integrate ATT within Visual Studio 2010. With ATT, developers can easily create and re-run test scripts. With this additional level of integration, users will be able to test AB Suite applications in much the same way they test C# applications. And because the project management is handled via TFS, the management reporting should also look very similar.
Ready to plan your move to AB Suite 3.0? The best place to start – if you haven’t done so already – is to complete your migration to AB Suite 2.0 in 2012. You can kick off your project by filling in a migration checklist, which you can request from Diane McGonigle, AB Suite Migration Manager.