Microsoft Visual Studio

Use of Open Source software and techniques are increasing rapidly in the .NET, Windows and Visual Studio development communities. Microsoft embraces this move because it can increase productivity and innovation on the .NET and Windows platforms. As this trend progresses so to does the need for governance and process to ensure the legal and responsible use of Open Source code.

Microsoft is working with Back Duck to ensure that Black Duck products are well integrated into Visual Studio Team System, Team Foundation Server and the Visual Studio IDE, to ensure that the tools are well integrated as appropriate in the Application Lifecycle so that developers, testers, build engineers and IT Management can access the Black Duck functionality in a natural way from within the tools they are most comfortable using.

Additionally, Black Duck and Microsoft work together to catalog projects from their Codeplex forge. See Forges and Datasources.