Team Edition for Software Architects

Team Edition for Software Architects is one of four Visual Studio Team System editions. Its main goal is to improve overall process of designing the software systems. Distributed System Designer is a core component of this edition. It provides software architects with the ability to visually build Service Oriented Architecture solutions which can also be validated prior to operational environment deployment.

Distributed System Designer helps architects to achieve several important goals:

  • Visualize application designs
  • Design distributed systems
  • Evaluate deployments of systems to data centers
  • Create application design diagrams with source pre-build code
Architects can perform several high-level tasks:
  • As Application Designers they can design, configure and implement applications and web services
  • Design classes and types
  • Establish application and server setting and constraints
  • Create logical datacenter designs
  • Define and test deployment processes for applications and systems