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D (Visual Studio Team System Glossary)
This glossary defines key terms that are used in the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System Help.
- data collection logger
Software that logs profiling data to a performance data file.
- declarative tests
Ordinary Web tests that are generated by using the Web Test Recorder that is launched when a new Web test is created.
- dependent module
A module that contains dependencies from other modules.
- development task
An assigned unit of development work usually created to build part of a scenario or quality of service requirement. The development task describes the objective of the developer in the context of an iteration.
- differentiating factor
The part of a scenario that determines its uniqueness from other scenarios. The goal of a differentiating factor is to prevent multiple scenarios from being created that describe the same flow through the system.
- disable rule
Choose this option if you do not want to do the analysis for a particular rule, versus suppressing a particular instance of message.
Particular specializations that categorize activities and guidance within a process according to a common theme; these may relate to one or to many roles. Key disciplines span across the project lifecycle.
- disfavored persona
- distribution group
A collection of users, computers, contacts, and other groups that is used only for e-mail distribution.
- document template
The individual .doc, .dot, .xls, .xlt files, and so forth that we provide with a process to give users a starting point. Some are samples that are edited. Others are templates that must be saved to a new file (from .dot to .doc); these must be in sync with, but separate from, process guidance, both of which roll into the process templates.
A ranking of the risk that is associated with a vulnerability or a security requirement. DREAD stands for Damage potential, Reproducibility, Exploitability, Affected users, Discoverability.
- duplicate link
A Team Foundation link between two work items that represent the same work item. In practice, this occurs when two people report the same bug.
- dynamic systems initiative
An initiative uniting hardware, software, and service vendors around a new software architecture that enables customers to take advantage of industry-standard hardware, and brings simplicity, automation, and flexibility to IT operations.