Visual Studio & TFS 2013 Update 4 (CTP 1) is Available

floppy disksDidn’t we just release Update 3? 

Brian Harry explains the awesome details of this CTP on his blog post, but below are my highlights.

As you’ll see, this update (as of now) is more substantial for TFS:

  • Pull Requests for Git in TFS – This was released to VSO a little bit back, but it’s coming to TFS.
  • Area Path Search – We added this into Web Access to make it easier to search larger area path hierarchies
  • Full-Screen View - As it sounds, a larger (more content) view for backlogs and boards.
  • Work item charting – trend charts – Now you can show trends (up to a year) on your work items, not just “current state” stuff.  The initial charts added are Stacked Area, Area, and Line.

A couple items for the VS IDE:

  • C++: Visual Studio now scans or rescans a solution and then updates the database much more quickly for large solutions, making updates more responsive.
  • C++: Collect and analyze GPU usage data for Windows applications by using the Performance and Diagnostics hub.

For a full list of stuff included in this CTP, be sure to check out the Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 KB article.

Keep in mind that this is just a CTP, so use caution if you decide to go nuts and use it in production.  As more CTP’s come out, you may find additional functionality getting shoved in, so keep an eye out!

You can download the Update 4 CTP 1 here.