Code Search on VS Online

In November, at our Connect(); event, I gave a sneak peek at a few features/services coming to VS Online, and ultimately Team Foundation Server.  Among the things I demoed was a new source code search feature.  I’m happy to say that the next step in that journey is upon us.  Today, we announced a “limited preview” of our new Code Search capability.  Limited preview means that not everyone will get access – you have request it and we will only enable a certain number of accounts.  The feature is still early but it’s now at the point that it is very useful – we have been using it internally for more than a month and it’s getting better every sprint.

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You can read more about the new feature and how to get signed up to pilot it here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/02/13/announcing-limited-preview-for-visual-studio-online-code-search.aspx

We’d very much like to hear your feedback, so try it out and let us know what you think.  I’ll caveat again that it’s not nearly done yet but we want your feedback anyway.  Next week is our sprint 78 deployment week and search will see some notable improvements.

Brian