Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 2 RC 1 is available

Today we released TFS 2015 Update 2 RC 1 and VS 2015 Update 2 CTP1.  I’m going to talk about TFS here and you can go to the Visual Studio blog to learn more about VS.

This release of TFS is a “go-live” release candidate.  We will support customers choosing to install it in a production environment.  All the links you should need to learn about it and get it are here:

Most of the features labeled Update 2 and described on our Features timeline are in this release.  The one feature that we thought was going to be in Update 2 but I now know will not make it is SSH support for Git.  We know that’s a very highly anticipated feature and our failure to get it in wasn’t due to lack of trying.  We just aren’t able to get the work done.  Consequently we will update the Feature timeline to mark it as Update 3.

I’m glad to report that, among other things, the highly demanded Gated checkin support for the new build system did make it in for Update 2!

You’ll find more information in the release notes.

My expectation is that we will have a subsequent RC 2, followed by a final release.  Exact timing and details will depend on the feedback we get along the way.

Thank you and we’re eager to hear any feedback you have.

Brian