Microsoft Announces Modern Requirements Benefit For Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN Subscribers


Microsoft announces new Modern Requirements benefits for Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN subscribers

Quickly and easily synch requirements across Microsoft Office apps andAzure DevOps Server with Smart Office4DevOps and Modern Requirements 4TFS.

Toronto, CanadaNovember 18, 2015 — Today, Modern Requirements Technologies announced six month licenses for Modern Requirements 4TFS and Smart Office4DevOps to be available through the Microsoft MSDN subscription and through the new Visual Studio Enterprise-annual subscription. Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN and Visual Studio Enterprise-annual subscribers can now receive a six month license to Modern Requirements 4TFS and Smart Office4DevOps, plus community-based support and access to all software upgrades for the same six month period from the date of benefit redemption.

Users can improve overall project productivity and quality by extending the capabilities of MicrosoftAzure DevOps Server (TFS) with this new benefit. Smart Office4DevOps 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 andAzure DevOps Server. Meanwhile, Modern Requirements 4TFS helps users manage their projects efficiently, and includes project baselining and simulation capabilities. Together Smart Office4DevOps and Modern Requirements 4TFS forms a comprehensive Requirements Definition and Management (RDM) suite.

“Engage all project stakeholder by using Smart Word4DevOps. It bidirectionally connects Microsoft Word toAzure DevOps Server’ says Asif Sharif, Chief Technologist at Modern Requirements. “Use it to report, author and collaborate on work items; using rich Word content and formatting controls”. You can also leverage the other Smart Office4DevOps and Modern Requirements 4TFS modules included in this benefit. Use Smart Visio4DevOps 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. “Smart Office4DevOps and Modern Requirements 4TFS enhance the requirements gathering and management capabilities of bothAzure DevOps Server and Visual Studio Online and both are now included as a benefit for all Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN subscribers.”

“This benefit introduces Modern Requirements products to Microsoft’s largest and most prestigious clients globally,” says Bob Savelson, SVP Sales & Marketing, Modern Requirements. “Microsoft has been very responsive to the market needs by making Modern Requirements Smart Office4DevOps and Modern Requirements 4TFS 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.

About Modern Requirements

We believe that project success is based on open communication, effective collaboration, and the use of intelligent systems. At Modern Requirements, this has been our goal since 1999. Helping others to achieve this continues to be at the core of our business.

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