(This post is geared primarily towards Visual Studio developers who use Team Foundation Server)
Rarely do you see me sing praise for products out there, but in this case, I felt I have to write about a product that has already increased our team's productivity and its ROI is continuing as our projects are getting larger in scope and source code size.
The product is called Remote Accelerator, by Teamprise. It acts as a local version control proxy for Team Foundation Server - its main functionality is to increase access speed to version control data for remote developers, and boy! does it do it well!
You can read more info (and some benchmarking data) about Remote Accelerator, but if your team uses Team Foundation Server and you're a code developer who likes to work from home or from remote locations, run, don't walk to purchase this product. For $99, it's a steal!