A while ago, I wrote a post about the importance of feedback in the software development process. In that post I introduced a new storyboarding tool that we’ve built as part of the VS 11 wave of products that enables you to collect feedback on your designs before you write a line of code.
Today we released the Release Candidate for VS, TFS and .NET (and, of course, Windows also released their RC). You can learn more about it and download using the following links:
Visual Studio Product website
Eclipse update site for the latest Team Explorer Everywhere preview or the download page
Overall summary of changes since the Beta
Jason’s blog post on the RC release
For filing bugs: Visual Studio and TFS,
If you checkout the CodePlex suggestions and feedback, you’ll see that the #1 top voted item involves improvements in pull request workflows.
For the second week in a row, we’ve released some nice improvements (along with other bug fixes and minor improvements).
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve spent a fair amount of time our visiting with customers and potential customers. Much of it was spent talking about the new stuff coming with TFS/VS 11. One question that came up at probably 1/3rd of customers I visited is how to do formal requirements with TFS.
I got a request from a friend to mention a new conference that’s coming up this fall in August in Wisconsin. It looks like a good opportunity to stay up to date on the latest technologies and rub elbows with your peers.
Several weeks ago, I announced that we’d be removing the price on the Team Foundation Server Eclipse plug-in. One of the benefits of this change (aside from begin cheaper ) is that it’s easier to keep your plug-in up to date because we can use the standard Eclipse update mechanisms.
This is a post I wrote about a week ago and somehow left it in my drafts folder. Though it’s “old” now, I think there’s still some good stuff here… The good news is the deployment we did today seems to have gone off without a hitch (knock on wood)!
**UPDATED 5/15 @9:21EDT** Drag and drop of tiles has been enabled now for a few hours and I just updated the “Improved logout section” with a screenshot.
It’s that time again. Our next sprint is complete and today we’ve updated hosting service with new bits.
It doesn’t work right now because the Phone tools SDK isn’t installed on our build agent images. We’ve been talking with the phone tools team about this. The blocker that we have is that the Phone tools SDK can’t be installed on a server edition of the OS (it’s blocked).
There was quite a lot of feedback after we released the Beta about the new UI style in VS 11. We’ve been processing that feedback and working to improve the look and feel. We’ve just released a new blog post on changes to the VS UI in our upcoming Release Candidate.