Now Available: Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" March CTP

The March CTP is now available for download. The March CTP includes the first “Orcas” CTP release of Team Foundation Server. You can install it yourself by grabbing the self-extracting installation file, or you can grab one of the VPC images.

For more information, see “Orcas” Related CTP Downloads.

Here’s a sampling of what you can find in this release for Team System:

  • Top-down service design 

  • Architectural roles on system, applications and endpoints 

  • Profiler support for WCF applications 

  • Customize and extend code correctness policies 

  • Performance tune an enterprise application 

  • Unit test generation improvements 

  • Web test validation rule improvements 

  • Better Web test data binding 

  • Improved load test results management 

  • Support multi-threaded builds with the new MSBuild

  • Continuous integration support

  • Improved ability to specify what source, versions of source, etc. to include in a build

  • Improved ability to manage multiple build machines

  • Simplified ability to specify what tests get run as part of a build

  • Version control features (Destroy, Annotate, Folder Diff, and Get Latest on Checkout)

  • Team Foundation Server performance and scale improvements


Comments (5)

  1. Seems that I have something to do with my weekend.

  2. Robert Beaubien says:

    Any estimated timeframe for the release of Orcas?

  3. Ugh, what a week, definitely time for another speedlink post. Here is a list of posts I thought were

  4. k frost says:

    Will the March CTP of VS play will with IIS 7 on Vista?