Tasktop Technologies and Microsoft to Demo Tasktop for Visual Studio at CeBIT 2011 Conference

Latest version of Tasktop for Visual Studio available as Public Beta for .NET developer community

Mar 01, 2011, 09:03 ET from Tasktop Technologies

HANOVER, Germany, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tasktop Technologies (www.tasktop.com), creators of the Eclipse Mylyn project and a leader in Agile Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) integration and productivity, and Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) are jointly demonstrating the latest version of the Tasktop for Visual Studio plug-in at the CeBIT 2011 conference in Hanover. Set for general availability in Q2 of this year and now available for public beta, the new product brings Tasktop's task management system and ALM integration and interface to Visual Studio users. Tasktop for Visual Studio integrates the Mylyn framework into the Visual Studio IDE and provides access to the wide range of Tasktop Certified task, change and Agile project management solutions.

"The proliferation of Agile, task and change management tools has meant that Visual Studio developers spend an inordinate amount of time switching between browser-based applications and their IDE," said Mik Kersten, CEO of Tasktop Technologies and creator of the open source Eclipse Mylyn project. "At today's CeBIT conference we will be showcasing the latest Tasktop for Visual Studio, recently hardened by a private beta, to bring even more of the benefits of Eclipse Mylyn's task management facilities to Visual Studio developers."

With Tasktop for Visual Studio, development teams using Visual Studio gain access to the broad range of Mylyn integrations that are available.  The public beta includes support for HP Quality Center, HP ALM, IBM Rational ClearQuest, Mozilla Bugzilla and Accept 360. Support will be extended to the full list of Tasktop Certified Connectors when Tasktop for Visual Studio becomes generally available next quarter. This release also builds on Tasktop's recently announced support for Microsoft's Team Foundation Server and long-term partnership with Microsoft's Interoperability Group.  Tasktop is a Visual Studio Premium Partner.

"We are excited about our relationship with Tasktop and are looking forward to demonstrating this significant new add-on to Visual Studio at CeBIT," said Steffen Ritter, product marketing manager for Visual Studio and MSDN subscriptions at Microsoft Germany. "Now with Tasktop, Eclipse Mylyn users can benefit from the advantages of Team Foundation Server. We want to support every developer to do the best job possible. Though programming environments are heterogeneous, data storage needs to be homogeneous. With Team Foundation Server, users benefit from a great ALM platform."

By providing traceability and knowledge sharing between a wide variety of tools and platforms, Tasktop helps reduce the complexity and challenges of successfully scaling Agile programs beyond small teams. Organizations using Tasktop are able to integrate and gain added value from heterogeneous systems, improve the happiness and productivity of development teams, and integrate and manage emerging technology platforms, such as cloud computing and mobile applications, into existing development practices.  By adding support for Visual Studio, Tasktop is further addressing the disparate needs of its customer base which not only works with a wide variety of ALM components but also works with a range of technology platforms.


Tasktop for Visual Studio is now available in public beta. To download a version please visit (http://tasktop.com/visual-studio). General availability is expected in the second quarter of 2011. In addition, Tasktop will host a webinar, Introducing Tasktop for Visual Studio on March 10, 2011, from  9 a.m. – 10 a.m. PST. To register please visit: (https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/330000155)

About Tasktop Technologies

Tasktop Technologies is the company behind the Eclipse Mylyn ALM integration framework and its revolutionary task-focused interface technology. The task-focused interface is proven to make developers more productive by showing only the relevant information for each task, dramatically reducing search time and facilitating multitasking. Tasktop Enterprise is the company's commercial product based on Mylyn, with task-focused support for web browsing, time tracking, documents, email, calendars and commercial ALM components. Tasktop also provides consulting, connector development services and training to the growing number of companies adopting the task-focused paradigm and tools. For more information please visit (www.tasktop.com).

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