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Release Management announcements at //Build 2015

Today Brian announced the Release Candidates of Visual Studio 2015 and Team Foundation Server 2015. He also showed a preview of what is coming in Release Management - the web interface, the dashboards, and tasks for deploying to Windows and Linux platforms, among others. These features are not yet available to you in 2015 RC. In this...

Diagnostic Sessions at Build 2015

If you’re attending Microsoft's Build 2015 conference this week, make sure to come check out these three sessions focused entirely on diagnostic tools. Debugger Tips and Tricks for .NET Developers with Visual Studio 2015 Session code: 3-677 Room: 2009 Time: Wednesday April 29, 5:00-6:00 PM Every software developer has the need to ...

Technical Debt Management: Announcing SonarQube integration with MSBuild and Team Build

[23 Sept 2015: See also the SonarQube Integration plans which provides the roadmap for the next months] [31 August 2015: See also Build Tasks for SonarQube Analysis which provides a summary of the different ways of integrating SonarQube with MSBuild, TFS and Visual Studio Online] [27 May 2015: Updated link to one of the downloads. Added ...

Changes in creating VSO Environments in Visual Studio IDE

Recap of the scenario shown in November connect.   Last November, we introduced infrastructure-as-a-code scenario for developers in VS IDE. All deployment artifacts wiz. Azure Resource Manager templates, deployments scripts can be included in a deployment project in the solution, checked into version control, and the resources ...

Smart Unit Tests – Test to Code Binding, Test Case Management

[Editor’s note: "Smart Unit Tests" has been renamed to “IntelliTest” with effect from Visual Studio 2015 Release Candidate (RC).] In an earlier post we had mentioned how Smart Unit Tests can emit a suite of tests for a given code-under-test, and how it can manage this test suite as the code-under-test itself evolves. For any given ...

General Availability of CodeLens in Visual Studio Online

We are delighted to announce the General Availability of CodeLens in Visual Studio Online. With this announcement, we have reached a significant milestone in the journey we started as a Limited CTP in Nov 2014 and then moved to Public Preview in Dec 2014. CodeLens in Visual Studio Online was one of the top UserVoice asks and we prioritized ...

Layer Validation in Visual Studio architecture modeling tools may result in excessive size of user’s temporary folder

When you perform Layer Validation using the tools available from the Architecture menu in Enterprise versions of Visual Studio 2012 and 2013, especially when Layer Validation is part of a Build process, you may find excessive growth of the user's temporary folder due to caching of binary assemblies. This issue does not affect final release ...

“Reference could not be resolved” error when validating your architecture using Visual Studio architecture modeling tools

When you validate your application architecture in Visual Studio using the modeling tools available from the Architecture menu in Enterprise versions of Visual Studio 2012 and 2013, you may see an error message that the primary reference could not be resolved, and the validation will not proceed. This issue does not affect Visual Studio 2015...

Application Insights: Choose your own Performance Counters

You’ve always been able to see some performance counters in Metric Explorer: Process CPU, Available Memory, and so on. Windows has lots of other performance counters, and you may also have defined your own custom counters. And now with the latest Application Insights SDK for web apps you can collect any performance counters you choose – ...