Visual Studio 2013.4 and Team Foundation Server 2013.4 RC Unveiled

Microsoft has released Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2013.4 and Team Foundation Server 2013.4. The latest release provides support for work item tracking. It also includes improvements to agile project management in addition to trend charts, area path search, better embedded URL and full screen support.

Visual Studio 2013.4 includes changes to licensing that enables developers to access basic work management capabilities and project status tracking free of cost. It also includes support for Git based pull requests/code reviews.

In Visual Studio 2013.4 and Team Foundation Server 2013.4, developers will be able to choose bug preference. As part of this feature, bugs will appear on the kanban board.

Visual Studio 2013.4 and Team Foundation Server 2013.4 also include several performance improvements related to CodeLens. You will be able to share a test case among multiple test suites and change it with the Associated Test Suites pane.

Associated Test Suites

With the help of Visual Studio 2013.4 and TFS 2013.4, you will be able to view the recent results for a test case via Recent Test Results pane.

Visual Studio 2013.4 provides an ability to visualize test planning and results.  It is possible to pin these charts to your project homepage.

Test case charting

“This is the last pre-release before the final Update 4 RTM. If you haven’t yet, now is the time to give it a spin and let us know if you have any issues. Of course, VS Online is also a really easy way to try out most of this.” said Brian Harry, Product Unit Manager, Team Foundation Server.

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