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Brian Harry is a Microsoft Technical Fellow working as the Product Unit Manager for Team Foundation Server. Learn more about Brian.
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At TechEd, in early June, I announced our agreement to acquire InRelease – a release management product built specifically for Team Foundation Server by InCycle Software. Since then, we’ve received tons of requests for more information, demos, etc. Unfortunately, we’ve only been able to point people at InCycle because the acquisition was not final. I’m happy to say that about a week ago we closed the acquisition and InRelease is now a part of Microsoft.
That doesn’t mean we can start selling it right away. There are a number of things that have to happen in order to enable that – getting it on our price lists, shipping a version that is properly branded, serviceable, etc. All of that will take a few months but there are some good options for you in the interim. Let me share some of them.
Hopefully these two paths will solve everyone’s needs while finish up the changes we need to make.
I also want to say a few words about licensing so you, at least, have a little context on what to expect. We are not ready to announce pricing but I can share a bit about the structure of the licensing.
For now, we are focused on getting InRelease integrated into our on premises product. We will also support our cloud service but that will come a bit later.
Please give it a try and give us any feedback you have. As you might imagine, we are currently working on developing and prioritizing our backlog.