Many organizations develop and support applications on numerous platforms such as Java, .NET, and C++. This can often result in siloed teams, leaving you without end-to-end visibility in your development efforts. This separation also means that process improvements made by one silo sometimes fail to benefit the others.
It's not because you're working on separate applications that you shouldn't be able to take advantage of a common Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) foundation, right?
With Visual Studio 2010, this painful separation can be a thing
of the past. The Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 (TFS)
plug-in for the popular Eclipse IDE now gives teams developing in
Java, C++, Python, Perl, and other languages the same ALM
functionality as those using Visual Studio. You can access TFS
reports, documents, work items, process templates, and project
portals directly from the Eclipse environment.
Read the whitepaper: Heterogeneous Development
Team Explorer Everywhere 2010 allows you to work with your favorite Eclipse-based IDE, in the Operating System of your choice, and collaborate across your .NET and Java development teams using Team Foundation Server 2010. It's an easy-to-install standalone plug-in that is included with the purchase of Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate. It can also be purchased separately.