AccuRev Provides Developers More Power and Flexibility with Latest AccuBridge for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

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AccuRev Inc. now offers significantly more software configuration management (SCM) functionality, productivity and performance enhancements for its AccuBridge for Visual Studio 2005 plug-in directly in the Visual Studio IDE.

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The new offering for Visual Studio 2005 is the best one yet released. It allows developers who want to access AccuRev SCM features from within the IDE to work that way without stopping anyone from taking advantage of the great StreamBrowser user interface

    AccuBridge for Visual Studio 2005, which now implements the SCC provider interfaces that are part of the Visual Studio packages, also adds significantly improved usability over the previous integration, which was based on the Microsoft Common Source Code Control Interface.

"The new offering for Visual Studio 2005 is the best one yet released. It allows developers who want to access AccuRev SCM features from within the IDE to work that way without stopping anyone from taking advantage of the great StreamBrowser user interface," says Chris Barnes, Senior Systems Analyst and AccuRev Administrator, Alaska Airlines.

Significant usability, productivity and performance enhancements within AccuBridge for Visual Studio 2005 include:

-- AccuRev Command Naming Conventions in Solution Explorer and the Toolbar - AccuRev commands (e.g., Add, Keep, Promote, etc.) are now present on the context sensitive menu of Solution Explorer and allow the user to execute these commands on the selected items.

-- Uninterrupted Interaction During Commands Execution - Users may now continue to interact with Visual Studio while AccuRev commands run in the background. This is particularly useful when a solution is loading. Once loading is complete, AccuBridge for Visual Studio will update the status decorations and mouse-over tips (e.g., backed, modified) on the Solution Explorer items.

-- AccuRev Tool Window with Searches and History Tabs - The Searches tab provides access to the same search filters that are present in the AccuRev StreamBrowser(TM) GUI as well as a context sensitive menu for executing AccuRev commands (e.g., Add, Keep, Promote, Revert, etc.). The History tab displays transaction history for an element and provides a context sensitive menu for executing AccuRev commands such as Diff against Workspace, Diff Against Version and Checkout Version.

-- Support for Solutions Spanning Multiple AccuRev Workspaces - This allows the user to have projects that are in different workspaces to be part of the same solution, thus providing a more modularized development process.

Cliff Utstein, vice president of marketing, AccuRev Inc, said, "AccuRev is committed to making its customers successful from within their native IDE or from the AccuRev GUI. Microsoft, through its Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) program, has demonstrated its commitment to heterogeneous software tool environments by providing support for this enhanced offering for AccuRev and Visual Studio."

"Microsoft is pleased to see the new AccuRev offering for Visual Studio 2005," said Terry Clancy, business development manager of the Visual Studio Industry Partner program at Microsoft Corp. "Microsoft customers can benefit from some of the unique software configuration management advantages in AccuRev. We look forward to the continued work from AccuRev through its membership in the VSIP program."

AccuRev customers may download AccuBridge for Visual Studio 2005 free of charge at: http://www.accurev.com/download.htm.

About AccuRev Inc.

AccuRev's software configuration management (SCM) solution is architected to solve the problems associated with today's complex and changing software development environments, while bridging the needs of both developers and managers to improve productivity with a lower total cost of ownership. The AccuRev interface, with integrated issue-based workflow, advanced visualization, process automation, and artifact traceability, improves collaboration, visibility and management of multiple releases developed in parallel for geographically distributed or outsourced teams to remain agile and competitive.

AccuRev supports open standards and SOA-based development tool interoperability across Microsoft Windows, Linux, and UNIX platforms and provides native support for the most commonly used software development methodologies including Agile, iterative, and waterfall. AccuRev, the fastest growing SCM company and two-time Jolt Product Excellence Award recipient, is used by a growing number of global enterprises including American Airlines, Orbitz, Polycom, Thomson Financial, Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin. AccuRev, Inc. is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts and is privately held. More information about AccuRev can be found at http://www.accurev.com, or by calling 1-800-383-8170 (US and Canada), and 1-781-861-8700 (Outside North America).

Copyright (C) 2008 AccuRev, Inc. AccuRev and AccuBridge are trademarks or registered trademarks of AccuRev, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners.

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