I want to talk about various new features of Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013. I will start small. Let’s say 30 min per talk so that you do not have to spend a lot of time. Also we can connect offline. I would do using Live Meeting.
Please let me know your topics you want me to focus on Podcast. The first one is planned
Visual Studio 2013 IDE Enhancements
Just post your comments here and I will be reading them.
Professional Team Foundation Server 2012 (free e-book plus link to purchase hardcover book)
Testing for Continuous Delivery with Visual Studio 2012 (links to free e-book and purchase paperback)
Install Team Foundation Server 2012: the ultimate guide for installing TFS (free e-book in many formats)
Upgrade Team Foundation Server 2012: the ultimate upgrade guide (free e-book in many formats)
Modern Application Lifecycle Management (1 hour, 11 minutes)
What's New for ALM in Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013 (1 hour, 18 minutes)
Climbing the Agile Testing Ladder featuring Visual Studio 2013, TFS 2013, Microsoft Test Manager 2013, and Lab Management 2013 (1 Hour, 10 minutes)
TFS 2013 now supports Git natively.
Team Foundation Server 2013 now comes with scheduling backups. Backups are as important as any running system. You never know when bad things may come especially with live environments.
Now you can simply restore database through the same wizard
You will not imagine unless you play with this feature. Scrollbar was never a charm like this
After you do this your scrollbar would look like
Also you may see the code preview in a popup
Alternatively you can get them when you right click to a scroll bar
As a developer one needs to identify who worked on a specific code. CodeLens enables not only history but also something like Unit Test etc. You can directly run Unit testing from here
Now in Visual Studio 2013 Tools > Options you can search things. WOW
While you are working with Visual Studio you are supposed to fall in love with it. Appreciate the good work the team has done right from Visual Studio. You will get it in Visual Studio 2013’s top right corner
F12 or Go to Definition is one of the most used features for developers. It was there in Visual Studio 2013 since very long. Now you can either select Alt+F12 or select “Peek Definition”
After you select it
You go on and on. After sometime you will find a blue breadcrumb
Unlike previous version of Visual Studio update notifications this is now part of the IDE. You will find them on your Visual Studio 2013 IDE’s top right corner, just before the Quick Launch search.
This is one another cool feature Visual Studio 2013 introduced. So you need to login on top right corner of the Visual Studio 2013 IDE.
This will carry setting across machines.
What are the settings it will carry? You will find the setting in Tools > Options