Visual Studio Team System 2008 Architecture Edition
with MSDN Premium focuses on improving the design and validation of distributed systems. It gives architects, operations managers, and developers the ability to visually construct service-oriented solutions and validate them against their operational environments prior to deployment. Visual Studio Team System 2008 Architecture Edition is aimed at improving the design and validation of distributed systems, enabling organizations to lower the risk of deployment of enterprise-class distributed systems. Architecture Edition gives architects, operations managers, and developers the ability to increase the predictability of success by visually constructing service-oriented solutions that can be validated against their operational environments prior to deployment. By integrating tightly into the Visual Studio Team System, architects can communicate requirements efficiently to all members of the software development lifecycle.
Refine your system designs
Use the Top-Down Service Designer to progressively improve your system designs and get a better view of your application architecture. Design for operations
Save time by building solutions that are immediately verified for your operational environment. Design with patterns
Introduce design elements that play predefined roles within an architectural pattern, such as Smart Client, Entity Service, Workflow Service, or Service Agent.