Blueprint to Simship With Upcoming Release of Microsoft Visual Studio 2012

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New strategic relationship opens up key channels to Microsoft Partner Community and Customers

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“Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, coupled with Blueprint’s enterprise requirements platform, delivers a seamless, structured solution to this business challenge.” David Nyland, President and CEO of Blueprint.

Blueprint, the market-leading requirements management and definition (RDM) software provider, announced today that it will simultaneously ship with Microsoft’s upcoming release of Visual Studio 2012 enabling the entire community of Microsoft VSTS customers to leverage the power of Blueprint’s award-winning requirements platform for their internal software development projects.

“IT organizations know that defining the right requirements is the cornerstone of successful application projects,” said David Nyland, President and CEO of Blueprint. “Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, coupled with Blueprint’s enterprise requirements platform, delivers a seamless, structured solution to this business challenge.”

Blueprint’s RDM platform allows globally distributed business analysts, IT teams, and their business stakeholders to dynamically collaborate on requirements throughout the project lifecycle. Requirements are defined using a range of integrated graphical formats that team members then simulate to visualize the application being built, thereby removing the miscommunication that often plagues enterprise-scale application projects.

In addition to being based on Microsoft technology itself, Blueprint provides powerful integrations with both Microsoft Office and with Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS), delivering enterprise-class requirements capability rich visual requirements, interactive simulations, online review and approval as well as automatically generated requirements documents and tests.

“Blueprint is integrated directly with Visual Studio 2012, and helps ensure development teams have the collaborative environment they need to quickly build scalable, high-quality applications for modern devices and platforms,” said Tom Lindeman, Director of the Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) program. “This focus on enabling teams of any size to successfully manage requirements in the lifecycle of existing and new applications is core to delivering immediate value for our shared customers.”

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About Blueprint
Blueprint is the world leader in collaborative requirements definition and management (RDM) solutions for companies looking to improve the success of critical revenue-generating projects. Blueprint transforms the business-IT relationship into a visual and engaging collaboration, enabling a unified approach that results in on-time, and on-budget applications. Predictable project schedules combined with faster time-to-market is critical to the competitive success of Blueprint’s Global 2000 customers. Headquartered in Toronto, Blueprint has global sales, operations and partner presence. Visit
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