How to Buy Release Management for Visual Studio 2013

Release Management for Visual Studio 2013

Different pieces of software work together across multiple computers to enable Release Management for Visual Studio 2013.

Required software:

  1. Release Management Client for Visual Studio 2013
  2. Release Management Server for Team Foundation Server 2013
  3. Microsoft Deployment Agent (optional)

For more information, see Release Management.

Release Management Licensing

To use the Release Management solution in Visual Studio 2013, you must acquire licenses for all users accessing the Release Management Client for Visual Studio 2013. Each person using the Release Management Client for Visual Studio 2013 for creating, updating, or deleting a release pipeline sequence must be licensed for either Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN, Visual Studio Premium with MSDN, Visual Studio Test Professional with MSDN, or MSDN Platforms. A user who only approves stages or signs off on a release does not need to be licensed.

Note Effective January 1, 2015, target servers receiving automated deployment from Release Management Server no longer require a Visual Studio Deployment license.

For more information, see Visual Studio and MSDN Licensing Guide.