Office hours are back!
As the summer winds down, I hope to get more active with my blog again (At Microsoft, summer often brings a slew of internal conferences, trainings, planning, and vacation). I think Visual Studio 2013 is the perfect topic with which to jump back in!
If you didn’t already know, Visual Studio 2013 RC is available for download.
More specific downloads links:
An RC is a Release Candidate, meaning it’s basically done; but we’re just looking for any outlier issues and may put a little extra polish on the experience before release.
And speaking of release, tag your calendar for the virtual launch event on November 13th at 9AM EST! (Add to Outlook | iCal). Hope to (virtually) see you there!
You may not have noticed, but last week a number of extensions were released to the Visual Studio Gallery to support VS/TFS 2013 RC:
There aren't necessarily any new features in these updates, but they do support 2013 RC for all the items you know and love, like the Best Practices Analyzer, Check-in policies, Process Template Editor, TFPT, and more.
And don’t forget to take advantage of the MSSCCI providers to allow integration with TFS from a myriad of other environments, such as VS 2005, VB6 (yup!), SSMS, PowerBuilder, and other SCCI-compliant IDE’s.
Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday!
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“Okay, I have TFS.. Now what?”
If you or anyone in your organization has asked that question, this free training from Aspenware may be your answer!
Check out the training page on their site for full details, but here are the basics:
Lunch will be provided between 11:30AM-12:00PM
Full details here: http://events.aspenware.com/tfs-2012-training
The Quality Enablement through Agile Testing roadshow has been extended to make a stop in Boise!
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I hope you can make it!
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