Last month, Microsoft announced that the company will be releasing Visual Studio 2015 (RTM) and .NET 4.6 on July 20. Today, the company is releasing Team Foundation Server 2015 RC2 (Release Candidate 2). According to Microsoft’s Brian Harry, RC 2 will be very similar to the RTM release. However, it’ll ship as RTM “as soon as we are ready”. Interestingly enough, Brian notes that there aren’t any known bugs on RC2 and it may get released as RTM. Brian also states that getting the quality right than hitting any date is much more important for the software giant:
In the end, getting quality right is more important than hitting any date. As I write this, I actually don’t know of any bugs that would keep us from declaring this TFS 2015 RC2 build as RTM. We’ve fixed everything we’ve found. It’s just that I don’t feel certain that we’ve found everything yet. Before we call this RTM and tell the world that everyone should go upgrade their TFS servers, I want to get some more upgrades done, complete the fault injection testing and see the newly discovered bugs trail off to zero. This RC2 has many bug fixes, dozens of which are fixes for bugs we’ve uncovered in upgrade testing. At this point, we’ve upgraded well over 100 TB of TFS databases and this RC2 has fixes for every issue we hit along the way. Over the next few weeks, we are going to drive many more upgrades and, assuming the bug tail ends as we expect, we’ll prepare a final build and release TFS 2015 RTM.
As expected, RC2 includes a handful of new bug fixes and improvements. For those wondering, you can download Team Foundation Server 2015 RC2 by heading over to this link.