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#VisualStudio 2015 Update 1 CTP now available

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After the final release of Visual Studio 2015 in the month of July 2015, Microsoft has released the Update 1 CTP version of the all new Visual Studio 2015 IDE. This update has few new features for the developers, bug fixes and known issues. It’s a preview release and hence cannot guaranteed as bug free. In case you want to try out the latest bits, find the download link in this post. Don’t forget to check out the release notes before downloading it.   What’s new in Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 (CTP)?The download link is available at
the end of the post. Before starting the download, you should aware of the new features, fixes and known issues in this build. Here is a list of new features and bug fixes in Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 CTP, you should also go thru the known issues once before installing it:In this release, Microsoft added Edit and Continue support for /BigObj in C++, which means that you can now Edit and Continue while debugging Windows Store C++ projects. In this release, the C# Interactive Window is back in Visual Studio, as well as the command-line C# REPL window. Scripting...(Read whole news on source site)

Google Cloud Platform Blog: State of containers: a discussion with CoreOS, VMware and Google

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Google Cloud Platform Blog: State of containers: a discussion with CoreOS, VMware and Google

For this month’s Cloud Platform newsletter, I sat down to discuss these
issues with some leaders from the container software industry: Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS, Kit Colbert, VP & CTO, Cloud-Native Apps at VMware and Craig McLuckie, Product Manager with Google Cloud Platform.

Open Container Initiative (OCI)Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)App Container (appc) specificationContainer runtimes: docker, rktKubernetes: open source
container cluster orchestration framework started by Google...(Read whole news on source site)

Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 1 RC 1

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Today we’ve released Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 1 RC 1 (Release Candidate 1). This is the newest version of Team Foundation Server (TFS), the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft's application lifecycle management (ALM) solution.  There are many feature updates in this update. Here’s a short summary: Version control: use Git and Team Foundation Version Control in the same project, history and getting started improvements on the web portal, social #ID in pull requests, commit details summary is easier to read, and an improved experience for cloning Git repositories. Backlogs: multi-select on all backlogs, drag any item to
an iteration from anywhere, Add panel on the iteration backlog, line on the burndown indicates actual capacity, configure settings directly, add/remove users in the sprint plan, and multiple activities per team member in planning capacity for a sprint. Kanban boards: query on columns, card coloring, tag coloring, inline renaming of columns and swimlanes, reorder cards when changing columns, configure settings directly, and hide empty fields on cards. Work items and tasks: tasks as checklist, link to branches and pull requests in work items, task board card coloring, and limit values shown for Work Item type in queries. Build: improved access control for resources,...(Read whole news on source site)