InRelease for Visual Studio 2013 Preview Now Available

Last month at TechEd 2013, we announced Microsoft’s agreement to acquire InCycle’s InRelease Business Unit, a leading release management solution for .NET and Windows Server applications.

Today, I’m pleased to announce that this acquisition has completed and that we now have available a preview of InRelease for Visual Studio 2013 Preview. The release management capabilities provided by InRelease offer a critical component of the DevOps workflow, enabling developers to deliver faster and more frequently into production.

You can download the bits starting today, read more about them in the InRelease Preview User Guide, and discuss them in the forums.

While this preview is available as a separate download, we intend for the InRelease components to be packaged together with Visual Studio Test Professional, Visual Studio Premium, and Visual Studio Ultimate when Visual Studio 2013 ships later this year.  For more information on today’s release, see Brian Harry’s blog post.


Comments (11)

  1. Mike Paterson says:

    FYI the 'InRelease Preview User Guide' link is not working in Chrome.  Works ok in IE 11 on Win8.1 Preview.

  2. ThomasX says:

    How does this bring back setup and deployment projects?

  3. @Mike – thanks for reporting this. We'll take a look

    – Anu

  4. android says:

    When are you going to allow native  android app development in Visual studio? For once in the pathetic history of visual studio give us what we need, instead of making our job more difficult.. Our clients are demanding application for popular technologies which unfortunately and due largely to .NET Microsoft is not an "in demand" mobile platform.

  5. LOL says:

    Microsoft is not capable or writing anything usable so it has to acquire companies. The sad part is you will either end of life this product like FOXPRO BECAUSE IT WORKS or screw it up like everything else you release.  I think there are two common themes wrong with Microsoft .NET and THE VISUAL STUDIO MANAGEMENT TEAM.

  6. Dave says:

    11% drop in stocks prices great please post more helpful articles on software development using cheap India's cheap labor pool so my company can lose a billion dollars a quarter writing applications for windows using Visual Studio.

  7. Ralph says:

    Please allow VS 2012 to be installed on the D drive and not install 3+ GB of files on the C drive for Windows 7 and VS 2012 ultimate.

  8. Do you really care? says:

    Do you really care about the millions of traditional desktop applications out there.  You say so, but you took away the installer project we use to build them.  There wasn't anything wrong with it.  No one was asking you to remove it (except maybe some higher-up at MS saying to push the app store).

    Please, put the setup/deployment project type back.

  9. Niel says:

    Soma I appreciate the blog posting about VS 2013…I just wish you guys were actively listening on uservoice. There are so long standing pain points that have been voted on by the community…but it seems to go into a black hole without a response. Given that you guys are already focused on the next version of the product…can you post about how the team views UserVoice requests?

  10. Deon - MSFT says:

    @ Niel,

    Thanks for your comment. I wanted to respond to your question regarding how we view and manage UserVoice feedback.

    We provide a variety of feedback channels for different types of information, including Connect for bugs, UserVoice for suggestions, Forums for Q&A, and Send-A-Smile for general comments. With such a large customer base, it’s important that we prioritize the issues and suggestions that have the most significant impact. UserVoice is structured to allow customers to drive this prioritization, by voting on the topics that are most important to them, and giving the product team a top-down view. We do have a process in place to regularly review these top items, consider the ideas, and respond to customers with our plans. Some of these responses also need to be timed with the appropriate product disclosure timeline. Are you able to share some examples of the UserVoice items that you are currently tracking?

    Thanks for using Visual Studio and for reaching out to us.

    Deon Herbert

    Visual Studio Team

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