Release Management for Visual Studio

The faster your software is deployed, the quicker you can get feedback. With release management in Visual Studio you can configure, approve and deploy your applications for any environment. Create automated deployment orchestrations for each environment no matter how complex the configuration. Delivering your software more frequently and easily to an environment allows your testers to get to work validating your system and keeps your stakeholders involved in giving feedback.
Release Management for Visual Studio

Features

Easily define your release process

  • Visually create the configuration paths that describe the promotion path through your environments
  • Drag and drop to create workflows that do the work of deploying your software: copy files, create IIS sites, install MSIs, and maintain all of your configurations
  • Use the same deployment for every environment, including deploying to production
Easily define your release process

Manage a consistent deployment pipeline

  • Schedule builds and trigger your entire release management flow from within Visual Studio
  • Enable approvers to schedule each promoted release at a time that suits them, providing the versatility of automation, while still maintaining control
  • Visualize your release pipeline and model your release process to know where you are at a glance
Schedule builds and trigger your entire release

System Requirements

Release Management Client for Visual Studio 2013

Supported operating systems

  • Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)

Supported operating systems

  • Processor: 1 GHz Pentium processor or equivalent (Minimum); 2 GHz Pentium processor or equivalent (Recommended).
  • RAM: 512 MB (Minimum); 1024 MB (Recommended).
  • Hard Disk: Up to 2.2 GB of available space may be required.
  • Display: 1024 x 768 high-color, 16-bit (Minimum); 1280 x 1024 high-color, 32-bit (Recommended).

Release Management Server for Visual Studio 2013

Supported operating systems

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)

Supported operating systems

  • Processor: 1 GHz Pentium processor or equivalent (Minimum); 2 GHz Pentium processor or equivalent (Recommended).
  • RAM: 1024 MB (Minimum); 2048 MB (Recommended).
  • Hard Disk: On a clean machine, up to 2.2 GB of available space may be required. Database can grow up to 1 GB per year (could be as low as 10 MB, depending on usage).
  • Display: 1024 x 768 high-color, 16-bit (Minimum); 1280 x 1024 high-color, 32-bit (Recommended).

Microsoft Deployment Agent 2013

Supported operating systems

  • Window Vista (with latest Service Pack and Windows PowerShell 2.0)
  • Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)

Supported operating systems

  • Processor: 400 MHz Pentium processor or equivalent (Minimum); 1 GHz Pentium processor or equivalent (Recommended).
  • RAM: 256 MB (Minimum); 512 MB (Recommended).
  • Hard Disk: 2.2 GB of available space. More space might be required, depending on the size of the supporting files for the components to be deployed (application size).
  • Display: 800 x 600, 256 colors (Minimum); 1024 x 768 high-color, 32-bit (Recommended).
Pricing

Volume Licensing

Release Management for Visual Studio is available exclusively through Microsoft Volume Licensing. For pricing and purchase details, including information on significant volume discounts, contact your Microsoft account representative, Microsoft Partner, or an authorized volume licensing reseller.