I saw InRelease back at the 2013 ALM Summit and the short demo Claude gave was quite impressive. Now that it’s been folded into the Visual Studio project suite by Microsoft, this just enhances the ability to use Microsoft tooling for DevOps. This post by Jasper Gilhuis covers the basics of release management with InRelease really nicely!
In this post I will highlight the latest addition to the Visual Studio product suite, InRelease. This Release Management tool, which was recently acquired by Microsoft, is meant for bridging the gap between Development and Operations by providing a clear, repeatable, automated deployment procedure.
This post has been written with the knowledge that in a few weeks InRelease will be integrated in the VS2013 suite. VS2013 will globally launch on November 13th. I will update this post accordingly when it is released.
Introducing a new tool is difficult, I will first cover the surroundings, introduce related topics and terminology and will then go into more details on the Release Management tool itself by doing a walkthrough.
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