Microsoft includes InRelease deployment tool in TFS 2013

Microsoft has acquired InRelease a release management product from InCycle Software. InRelease is a Continuous Delivery solution for .NET teams that automates the release process from Team Foundation Server up to production for faster and simpler deliveries

This means that you in a simple way can release your applications to different environments automatically or semi automatically.InRelease1

InRelease includes a TFS build process template that triggers a release at the end of a build according to a predefined flow.

To handle what do in the actual release there is a workflow editor that enables you to decide what to do in each environment.

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There are a lot of predefined activities that you can use and it’s easy to add activities of your own.

You can follow each step in a release.

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What does it cost?

InRelease will be included without cost in TFS/VS 2013. However the deployment agents needed on each server included in each environment will cost something, what this will cost in not yet decided.

Can I try it?

Yes, download a preview of TFS 2013 here

Do you want to test InRelease in a Hyper-V environment, download it from Microsoft here

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