What’s new in Microsoft Visual Studio & Team Foundation Server

In an era where apps deliver business results and every company has the capability of being a software company, Visual Studio 2013 has been designed to provide organizations with the platform power to empower better quality across the App spectrum in context of current and future real business scenarios. 

Come and see what’s new for Development teams to improve your Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). Visual Studio 2013 incorporates a wave of new ALM features that will help your teams be more productive and collaborate with improved support for agile development practices on premise or in the cloud. Features such as agile portfolio management, team rooms, Work Item Charting, Git integration, Release Management, Application Insights, code comments on changesets/commits and web-based test case management improvements are part of an integrated solution to help your team collaborate better and increase productivity. 

Visual Studio Online is the fastest and easiest way yet to plan, build, and ship software across a variety of platforms. With Visual Studio Online, you can set up an environment for you or your team that includes everything from hosted Git repositories and project tracking tools, to continuous integration and the IDE. See how you can get up and running in minutes on our cloud infrastructure without having to install or configure a single server. 

About Randy Pagels

Randy Pagels is a Sr. Developer Technology Specialist and a Developer Platform and Evangelism tools team member covering the Heartland District (MI, OH, KY, TN) for Microsoft. His expertise includes the Visual Studio IDE, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Online, Testing tools, and Lab Management products. He educates customers to maximize their ALM tools by explaining best practices, installation, and configuration through presentations, workshops, or quick starts. Prior to Microsoft he worked for 16 years as a developer in the IT area and has designed and developed many .Net web applications using agile methodologies. Randy is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) on Team Foundation Server. For further resource information, please refer to his website teamsystemcafe.net or find him on twitter at @RandyPagels.

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