Everything you want to know about Visual Studio ALM and Farming
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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We released the first drop of our Visual Studio tools for Git about a year ago as a plugin for VS 2012. Our ultimate goal was to release them as part of VS 2013 RTM (and we did). At the same time, we wanted to iterate quickly on VS 2012 because we could get a lot more feedback and because there’s always an adoption curve for a new VS release and supporting 2012 allows us to deliver for more customers.
A couple of days ago, we released the “final” build of the Git tooling for VS 2012. You can get the latest build on the Visual Studio Gallery: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/abafc7d6-dcaa-40f4-8a5e-d6724bdb980c. I encourage you to check it out and we’ll work hard to support you in your use of it.
We’ll continue to support/maintain the VS 2012 Git tooling but, at this point, all significant new Git features will be delivered for VS 2013 and above – we’ll mostly be doing bug fixes on the 2012 Git tooling from here on out.
I genuinely hope you enjoy the tooling and appreciate any feedback you have.