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 Studio in parallel with Updates to Visual Studio 2013. You can expect to see continued Update and V.Next releases in the next several months.
For the TFS community, I want to explain that we did NOT ship a CTP of Team Foundation Server V.Next at this time. Because we can deliver our TFS features on the Visual Studio Online service and because CTPs are not “go-live” and few people choose to install CTP releases of TFS, we chose not to release TFS in this CTP. I’m sure we will release it in some future preview but not for now.
Enjoy checking out this early peek at the next major release of Visual Studio if you get the chance.