Visual Studio Team System 2010 Lab Management is an integrated solution to give you all the benefits of virtualization for application lifecycle management. The next picture shows a high level architecture diagram for Lab Management:
The lab management service in TFS uses System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) for management of lab infrastructure and provisioning of virtual machines across multiple virtualization platforms. You get a copy of SCVMM with Lab Management.
Microsoft Test and Lab Manager is a Windows Presentation Foundation based rich client. The Lab Center in Test and Lab Manager allows you to
- Create and manage virtual or physical environments
- Take environment snapshots or revert to existing snapshots for virtual environments
- Interact with the virtual machines in the environments through environment viewer
- Define test settings for the environments
Ok, now VMWare just lost the advantage it still had on the development teams.