I’ve recently added Team System as a category on this blog because I *intend* to explore this awesome new IDE pretty thoroughly.  Well, at least enough to hit all of the major problems with it and try to find answers.

For those of you looking to get started with Team System, the price is almost certainly a barrier. Also, it is more complicated to setup because of all the plumbing in the background.  If you have the MSDN subscription, there is actually a fully installed version of Visual Studio Team Suite (VSTS) on a virtual server. It comes in two pieces and takes a long time to download, but it’s still faster than trying to set it up for yourself.  For those of you without MSDN, sorry, you’re stuck scrounding for trial editions.

At the time of writing, you can get some trial editions at the following locations: (I hope you have a fast internet connection)

Team Foundation Server Trial Edition
Team Suite Trial Edition

I will be setting up the whole package in a VM environment shortly. I’ll be making notes on it and sharing it in my next post (unless it kills me)