What’s New in Visual Studio 2013 Preview



Two weeks ago at Build 2013, the Visual Studio 2013 Preview and Team Foundation Server 2013 Preview downloads were made available so that everyone can start kicking the tires.  The nice thing is that now with round-tripping and with Visual Studio 2013 Preview being able to be installed side by side with earlier versions of Visual Studio, most solutions & projects should be able to be opened up without requiring everyone on the team to upgrade to Visual Studio 2013 Preview either.

Soma mentioned a few of the new features for Visual Studio 2013 Preview in his blog post.  For those partners, consultants, or community speakers that are interested, Dmitry and team have also put together a great PowerPoint deck that you can use to talk about Visual Studio 2013 Preview and Team Foundation Server 2013 Preview.

It is available for download on SkyDrive here:  http://sdrv.ms/11dxwq4.  The downloads for Visual Studio 2013 Preview and Team Foundation Server 2013 Preview are available here too:  http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/2013-downloads

It’s been a great release to use and I’ve switched to using it primarily from day to day.  The more frequent release cadence has really made an impact on the quality of the releases!

Ed Blankenship

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Wednesday, 10 July 2013 06:23:23 (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
Where do we get the preview version of in release?
Scott Robertson
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 06:36:37 (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
Hi Scott,

Microsoft hasn't announced the availability of the InRelease components. They announced their agreement to acquire the InRelease software from InCycle but haven't announced the close of the acquisition. Stay tuned!

Ed B.
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 07:11:09 (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
So where are the bits located to be downloaded MSDN?
Dave Nelson
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 07:23:38 (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
Hi Dave!

You can find the Visual Studio 2013 Preview and Team Foundation Server 2013 Preview bits available on the Visual Studio site at: http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/2013-downloads

Ed B.
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 10:50:59 (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
In release is now available. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2013/07/10/inrelease-acquisition-is-complete.aspx
Keith M
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 11:16:40 (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
Hi Keith,

You are absolutely right - the acquisition of InRelease was announced at 9 AM PDT this morning and the InRelease for Visual Studio 2013 Preview is now available! I wasn't able to mention that earlier today when the question came in at 6 AM.

Ed B.
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