A couple of months ago I blogged about open sourcing the VS Test platform. In that post, I talked about the numerous test frameworks that it supports, on of the most popular ones being MSTest. I also foreshadowed our plan to also open source MSTest V2.
Yesterday we launched a new Windows Dev Center. You might ask “Why are you telling us about that, Brian?” Well, the answer is that my team is responsible for MSDN and much of the infrastructure behind it. We partner very closely with the Windows team team produce an awesome Windows Dev Center.
Yesterday, we released our second major version of Git-TF. To refresh your memory, Git-TF allows developers to use Git locally and “sync-up” with a central TFS server. It’s a particularly nice way to, for example, enable integrated version control is XCode but still participate in a team working with TFS.
Today, we announced that the Team Foundation Service has released. Read more about it on the service web site here: http://tfs.visualstudio.com/en-us/home/news/.
I wanted to provide a bit of my own commentary (beyond what I put on the web site news)…
Our original plan was to hold RTM until all the billing infrastructure is in place.
Yesterday, we deployed our sprint 38 work to the service. You can read the release notes on the service here: http://tfspreview.com/en-us/home/news/2012/oct-29/
Other than some bug fixes, this sprint was primarily about our build automation features. We announced the new build drops feature,
Today we announced that MSDN subscribers around the world are eligible for a 12-month Pluralsight training subscription. We originally made this limited-time benefit available to our US subscribers over the summer. Due to the great response and feedback from our customers,
Yesterday we published a new update for the Team Foundation Service. You can read more about what’s in it here: http://tfspreview.com/en-us/home/news/2012/sep-17/
A couple of notes…
You’ll notice that the release notes, this week, were written by Aaron Bjork rather than me.
I know many of you have been waiting patiently. I apologize for the delay. They actually shipped yesterday but I didn’t have time to write a blog post about it until tonight.
Team Foundations Server 2012 Power Tools
A few reminders about how Power Tools work and comments on this release…
You can go to the Visual Studio Gallery page listed above to get a summary of what’s in the Power Tools.
Update: when I first wrote this a couple of hours ago, the link to the iPad shapes was broken so I didn’t mention them. It’s since been fixed so I’m adding it to this post. Clearly there’s a lot of overlap between the iPhone &
For a while now we’ve been talking about increasing our delivery cadence for Visual Studio. Jason first talked about it at DevConnections in the Spring and I wrote a blog post a couple of weeks ago outlining our general approach to cadence (focused on TFS).