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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server at Build 2015

    It’s conference season – //Build/ is this week and Ignite is next week. As you might expect, we have a TON of stuff to share so I’ll get right to it. Visual Studio & Team Foundation Server 2015 Release Candidate This week released the release candidates for both VS 2015 and...
  • Blog Post: VS 2015 CTP6 and TFS 2015 CTP1 shipped today

    Today we shipped Visual Studio 2015 CTP6 and TFS 2015 CTP1. You can download both here: Download Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6 and Team Foundation Server 2015 CTP You can also read the release notes to learn more about them: Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6 Team Foundation Server 2015 CTP Please...
  • Blog Post: New page on VS Online Agile Tooling

    We’re in the process of trying to significantly upgrade the content on our Visual Studio website .  We’re starting with the pages that describe what VS Online is and why you might want to use it.  The first new page is on Agile Tools .  In parallel, we are also working to add some more...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2015 CTP 5 is available

    Today released CTP 5 of Visual Studio 2015. Download it from the pre-release downloads page Read more about it on the news page 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...
  • Blog Post: Git vulnerability with .git\config

    Today the Git community disclosed an issue in Git that, in the worst case, could allow a developer’s machine to be taken over.  This is an issue that manifests across much of the Git ecosystem and is not unique to Microsoft’s Git implementation or to Windows.  I’ll describe the problem and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft acquires HockeyApp

    I’m excited to announce our acquisition of HockeyApp – the next step in our journey to turn Application Insights into the best tool in the world for helping you get insight into your applications.  With HockeyApp we add great support for mobile devices, allowing you see more of your application...
  • Blog Post: Special Offers from Visual Studio Partners

    Last week at our Connect(); event in New York City, we made some big announcements regarding our ecosystem from a developer as well as a partner point of view.  In addition to those announcements, I wanted to call your attention to special offers for MSDN subscribers from some of our top Visual...
  • Blog Post: News from Connect();

    This week we had our “Connect();” developer event in New York.  We made a ton of announcements.  You’ll find a bunch on Soma’s blog , the Visual Studio blog , the Visual Studio ALM blog and in the release notes . At the highest level, we announced: Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2013...
  • Blog Post: Connect(); is today

    Our Connect(); event for developers is today.  I’m in New York getting ready for a few presentations I’m giving.  It’s going to be a busy day because we have a lot of stuff to tell you about – some of it, I think, pretty exciting and unexpected.  If you’ve got time, I encourage you to...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe 2014 News

    Today, in the keynote for TechEd Europe, we announced several cool new things… VS Online European data center We now have a VS Online instance in the Azure “West Europe” data center and it is open for business.  You can read more about it in my separate post . VS Online REST APIs and Service Hooks...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio and TFS 2013.4 (Update 4) Release Candidate

    It’s time!  The Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2013.4 and Team Foundation Server 2013.4 is here. Download Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 RC Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 KB article I’ve written some posts about the CTPs along the way.  But I’ll give a high-level recap of the ALM improvements...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio and TFS 2013.4 CTP2 is available

    Today we released the second CTP (community technology preview) of Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 and TFS 2013 Update 4.  You can read about the VS changes on the Visual Studio blog .  You can download the CTP .  Or you can check out the release notes .  Also here’s the link to the blog...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio in Gartner’s Integrated Quality Suites report

    Gartner recently released this year’s update to their Integrated Quality Suites report . This is the next version of the report I blogged about last year. We’ve worked hard over the last year to continue to improve our testing tools offering – for developers, testers and end users...
  • Blog Post: VS & TFS 2013 Update 4 CTP 1 is available

    I don’t know about you but it’s kind of hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that we are already on the road to delivering Visual Studio 2013.4 and Team Foundation Server 2013.4.  Update 3 wasn’t that long ago.  Today we are delivering Update 4 CTP (Community Technology Preview) 1. ...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio “14” CTP 3 available

    Today we released CTP of our next major Visual Studio release.  You can look in the release notes to see what is in it.  You can also read about the highlights on John’s post . There’s no startling new improvements in this CTP but lots of nice, smaller, things. Download Visual Studio “14” CTP...
  • Blog Post: VS/TFS 2013.3 (Update 3) released

    Today we released the final version of Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 and Team Foundation Server Update 3. You can get the update using the link below. Note that the link includes both the Visual Studio & TFS downloads (among other things) if you expand the Details section on the page. Download Visual...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio “14” CTP 2 Available

    I’m not going to make too big a deal about this because there’s going to be tons of them between now and when VS “14” ships.  But we shipped another CTP today and you can learn more about it here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2014/07/08/visual-studio-14-ctp-2-available.aspx We’re...
  • Blog Post: TFS Upgrade Improvements in TFS 2013.3

    I’ve talked about this before but something happened today that got me thinking about it again.  One of the necessary components of the rapid release cycle we are on for VS and TFS is an easy and seamless upgrade process.  All through the 2012 Update cycle (.1, .2, .3) we worked on making the...
  • Blog Post: The effect of Updates

    There was a question on one of our internal aliases today about version to version improvements in our test capabilities.  One of the program managers in that area wrote a response that really caught my eye.  Primarily because it seems like an awesome demonstration of the effectiveness of our...
  • Blog Post: VS/TFS 2013.3 CTP 2 is now available

    Today we released the second preview (CTP) of VS/TFS 2013 Update 3.  You can download it here . That I know of, there’s not much in the way of new features over and above what I listed in CTP1 .  The changes are mostly bugs fixed and features refined. I’ll remind you that CTPs are not “go live...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio “14” CTP available as an Azure VM

    This is so cool.  Yesterday we uploaded the VS 14 CTP we released the other day as a VM in the Azure VM gallery .  In the time that it took me to drink my morning cup of hot chocolate (I don’t drink coffee), I was able to spin up the VM, start up VS, connect to my VSO account (roaming settings...
  • Blog Post: The first Visual Studio “14” CTP

    Today we released the first Visual Studio “V.Next” Community Technology Preview.  You can read more about it on Soma’s blog post .  Don’t confuse this with my announcement of the VS 2013 Update 3 CTP that I announced 4 days ago.  We are doing development on the next major version of Visual...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio/Team Foundation Server 2013 Update 3 CTP1 (VS 2013.3.1 if you wish)

    Better late than never, I guess.  Sorry for being so late blogging about this; it’s been a crazy week.  About a week ago we announced the availability of Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 – Community Technology Preview 1.  That's a mouthful.  Just a bit of orientation.  This is a VERY...
  • Blog Post: VS 2013 Update 2 and other TechEd news

    Today at TechEd in Houston, we announced the final release of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2.  Remember that Team Foundation Server 2013 Update 2 released about a month ago.  You can get the Visual Studio update from the VS updates service in the IDE or look in the “Additional software and updates...
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