Is it possible to "effectively" use the team foundation without purchasing the team system versions of visual studio?
So use team foundation for project management and communication whilst using the professional version of visual studio if you don't see the benefit of the TEam system.
As for the team editions themselves, unless your doing full enterprise development, I don't really see how the architect is any use to you?
I have to admit things like the code profiler were very nice in the team system for software developers, but the tester edition, other than the test cases, does it really do anything else?
Finally is there some part of the team system software that isn't present in the professional edition in regards to the source control and use of team foundation
btw I am aware that the team editions come with a CAL for TF whereas the professional doesn't.
I really would love to hear from someone who uses the team system, as I haven't yet spoken to anyone who uses it in a proper environment.