Visual Studio 2013 Preview coming June 26th, comes with new development features

Visual Studio 2013

Microsoft has announced the availability of the new Visual Studio 2013 Preview, available on June 26th when Microsoft also releases the Windows 8.1 public preview. So what's new in Visual Studio 2013?

Visual Studio 2013 will feature Agile project management features, improved version control solution, as well as the ability to see key insights into your code that you are working on. There are also improvements to app testing. "We’ve been building out the test case management capabilities to allow you to more fully manage your test plans without having to switch to the Test Professional client. You can now create/modify test plans, suites and shared steps on the web. We’ve also improved test editing by enabling you to add step attachments, use shared steps, parameterize step data and more," Microsoft explained in an official blog post.

Visual Studio 2013 features a new service called "cloud load testing" which allows developers to load test their apps without configuring any infrastructure. "Just use Visual Studio Ultimate Edition to create a load test and point it at Team Foundation Service and say Go! And soon you have load test results for your application. We think this is going to be particularly valuable for people building Azure applications who want to verify the scalability of their apps before opening them to a broad user base," Microsoft explains.

Microsoft has also acquired the InRelease release management product from InCycle Software and added that feature to Visual Studio 2013 to allow for better release management. Microsoft has also improved software development team collaboration with this new update.

Hit the source link to read more about this update and to see screenshots of various new features we mentioned above. Stay tuned for June 26th as Microsoft will offer a preview download of Visual Studio 2013.

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