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Licensing changes – User acceptance testing and Agile planning

This is next in a series of licensing and feature changes that I laid out in December.  With this, I think all of the cloud changes (and more) that I described have been made.  Some of the on-prem changes will be available as we release more on-prem updates. User acceptance testing As of this week, you will no longer need a VS Online...

Hiring for VS Online and Team Foundation Server

Microsoft has an extensive recruiting effort.  But we recently decided to try something new to try to find more people who might want to help build VS Online and Team Foundation Server.  We added a Jobs page to visualstudio.com.  It has a little info on what we do and links to job postings on the Microsoft careers site and some ...

Journey to cloud

Transforming a sizeable development organization from "classic" development practices to Agile cloud development is something I talk about a lot.  Bhavik Shah, who used to work on our team, left Microsoft to go to business school and now works a Mckinsey, recently wrote an article on that transformation process.  Buck Hodges, one of ...

Visual Studio 2015 CTP 5 is available

Today released CTP 5 of Visual Studio 2015. This is not a “go-live” build but is getting close to functionally complete.  If you’re curious what’s coming in VS 2015, check it out. Once again, we did not release a TFS preview with this VS CTP, however, this is the last time.  Our next VS 2015 preview ...

Visual Studio Online ISO 27001 Certification and European Model Clauses

In December, we hit an important milestone for Visual Studio Online.  We received ISO 27001 certification and added the European Model Clauses to our service terms. We take protection of customer data very seriously and work hard to ensure your data is safe and that we comply with expected policies in all the regions in which we operate.&...

Build & Load Test pricing changes are in effect

The changes to the VS Online build and load testing services that I described a few weeks ago are now complete.  This represents a substantial reduction in price for both services. We’ve also removed the 10 user limit of Visual Studio Online Professional subscriptions.  The slider goes up to 100 now.  You can contact ...

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