Microsoft announces eDev benefit for Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN subscribers

Quickly and easily synch requirements across Microsoft Office apps and Team Foundation Server with SmartOffice4TFS and inteGREAT4TFS.

Toronto, Canada — August 12, 2015 —Today, eDev Technologies announced, as part of an agreement with Microsoft, that it is providing perpetual licenses for inteGREAT4TFS and SmartOffice4TFS through the Microsoft MSDN subscription. Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN subscribers can now receive a perpetual license to inteGREAT4TFS and SmartOffice4TFS, plus community-based support and access to all software upgrades for one full year from the date of benefit redemption.

Users can improve overall project productivity and quality by extending the capabilities of Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) with this new benefit. SmartOffice4TFS gets technical and non-technical users working with the same information by synchronizing and reporting on work items – including requirements, defects, and more – using Microsoft Office applications and Team Foundation Server. Meanwhile, inteGREAT4TFS helps users manage their projects efficiently, and includes project baselining and simulation capabilities. Together SmartOffice4TFS and inteGREAT4TFS forms a comprehensive Requirements Definition and Management (RDM) suite.

“Engage all project stakeholder by using SmartWord4TFS. It bidirectionally connects Microsoft Word to Team Foundation Server’ says Asif Sharif, Chief Technologist at eDev Tech. “Use it to report, author and collaborate on work items; using rich Word content and formatting controls”. You can also leverage the other SmartOffice4TFS and inteGREAT4TFS modules included in this benefit. Use SmartVisio4TFS to auto generate test cases; convert emails to work items using SmartOutlook4TFS; generate traceability matrices using SmartExcel4TFS; create mockups and collaborate using Simulation4TFS, manage releases and produce release notes using Baseline4TFS.”

“Managing the application lifecycle efficiently is challenging for businesses working to become more agile in today’s heterogeneous platform landscape,” said Brian Harry, Corporate Vice President, Developer Division at Microsoft Corp. “SmartOffice4TFS and inteGREAT4TFS enhance the requirements gathering and management capabilities of both Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Online and both are now included as a benefit for all Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN subscribers.”

“This benefit introduces eDev TECH’s products to Microsoft’s largest and most prestigious clients globally,” says Bob Savelson, SVP Sales & Marketing, eDev Technologies. “Microsoft has been very responsive to the market needs by making eDev’s SmartOffice4TFS and inteGREAT4TFS available to its top tier Visual Studio subscribers as a benefit included in their subscription. We are confident that as these clients use our software, they will appreciate the value that it provides, creating a Win-Win-Win scenario for all involved.”

For more information on these products, please visit To access this benefit simply click on the link located on the MSDN My Account page.

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