Last month at TechEd 2013, we announced Microsoft’s agreement to acquire InCycle’s InRelease Business Unit, a leading release management solution for .NET and Windows Server applications.

Today, I’m pleased to announce that this acquisition has completed and that we now have available a preview of InRelease for Visual Studio 2013 Preview. The release management capabilities provided by InRelease offer a critical component of the DevOps workflow, enabling developers to deliver faster and more frequently into production.

You can download the bits starting today, read more about them in the InRelease Preview User Guide, and discuss them in the forums.

While this preview is available as a separate download, we intend for the InRelease components to be packaged together with Visual Studio Test Professional, Visual Studio Premium, and Visual Studio Ultimate when Visual Studio 2013 ships later this year.  For more information on today’s release, see Brian Harry’s blog post.

Namaste!