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Now Available: Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" March CTP

Now Available: Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" March CTP

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The March CTP is now available for download. The March CTP includes the first "Orcas" CTP release of Team Foundation Server. You can install it yourself by grabbing the self-extracting installation file, or you can grab one of the VPC images.

For more information, see "Orcas" Related CTP Downloads.

Here's a sampling of what you can find in this release for Team System:

  • Top-down service design 
  • Architectural roles on system, applications and endpoints 
  • Profiler support for WCF applications 
  • Customize and extend code correctness policies 
  • Performance tune an enterprise application 
  • Unit test generation improvements 
  • Web test validation rule improvements 
  • Better Web test data binding 
  • Improved load test results management 
  • Support multi-threaded builds with the new MSBuild
  • Continuous integration support
  • Improved ability to specify what source, versions of source, etc. to include in a build
  • Improved ability to manage multiple build machines
  • Simplified ability to specify what tests get run as part of a build
  • Version control features (Destroy, Annotate, Folder Diff, and Get Latest on Checkout)
  • Team Foundation Server performance and scale improvements


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