Next week I will be speaking at NDC London 2014 and I have been working on my demo. Since Connect() everything for a little bit easier and I need to create an environment for Release Management for Visual Studio 2013.
Last week I was onsite with a customer who was trying to do automated release and test with Lab Management. I showed him a better way by execute Tests with Release Management for Visual Studio 2013.
Northwest Cadence has been working hard with customers to improve their release management in Team Foundation Server 2012. While on the surface it looks like TFS 2012 has little in the way of support for release management, you would be wrong. There are many features in Team Foundation Server, many of them added in TFS 2010 that can aid you in creating a release management strategy.
Did you know that you can connect a Test Controller to Team Foundation Service? And if you can do that, can you create standard environments for automated deployment and testing against the cloud?
Standard Environments in Visual Studio 2012 Team Foundation Server make it possible to have an automated deployment of your software to a development or QA environment. You can then have a bunch of automated tests run in those environments, collecting data all the while.