Microsoft Releases Team Foundation Server 2015

Team Foundation Server 2015

Team Foundation Server provides a set of collaboration tools that work with your existing IDE or editor, so your team can work effectively on software projects of all shapes and sizes. Microsoft today released Team Foundation Server 2015 which provides a complete on-premises Application Lifecycle Management and DevOps solution for any development team, and represents a substantial update in both breadth and depth of capabilities for Team Foundation Server.

New Features:

  • Agile Project Management – We’ve made so many improvements to our Agile Project Management capabilities that they are hard to count. Improvements include – Hierarchical backlog management, customizable cards, swim lanes, definition of done, split columns, inline edit, search and filter and many, many more.
  • Build.vnext – TFS 2015 brings a major overhaul to the TFS build system that not only addresses numerous points of customer feedback – like a web UI, change auditing, better agent pool management, high availability, etc. but also unlocks whole new worlds by creating a dramatically simpler extensibility model, providing tasks for building almost anything you want – Java, Android, IOS, Node.js and more, and a cross platform agent that enables you to build on any platform you choose.
  • Continuous Delivery – Building on the new Build pipeline, extensibility model and cross platform agents, we’ve enabled continuous delivery like never before.  You can choose from a wide variety of tasks that will provision Azure infrastructure for your application, deploy the app, run high volume test automation with a new distributed test execution capability, run load tests, run functional tests on 3rd party device clouds, and more.  All of this enables you to create a completely automated build-deploy-test-monitor continuous delivery pipeline for friction free flow of code into production.
  • Team Project Rename – And who can forget the #1 UserVoice item for almost 10 years?  We’ve finally delivered Team Project Rename in TFS 2015.  Rename your Team Projects at will.
  • Git Improvements – We’ve also made numerous improvements to our Git tooling – continuing to improve the Pull Request experience, adding support for branch policies that enable you to control the quality of what gets merged into important branches, improved ways of visualizing history, and more.
  • Extensibility – TFS 2015 brings to TFS the great extensibility capabilities we’ve introduced in VS Online over the past year.  Now you can integrate Team Foundation Server with hundreds of your favorite tools with REST, Service Hooks and OAuth.  Learn more about what’s available and how to get them.

Read more about it here.

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