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Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 RC now available

Courtesy Charles Sterling, VisualStudio ALM + Team Foundation Server Blog

The Visual Studio Updates are a new mechanism we are using to provide ongoing value throughout the year to our Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server customers. These updates will provide features to support the latest software trends in the market, and also offer an easy way to deploy bug fixes.  To download this latest update please see:http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=290979

For Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 we focused on your requests on the Connect site and addressed ~20 of your issues/requests.  For the list of all these changes please see:


If it seems like we have slowed down our efforts around the updates, it is because many of the feature teams are now working on the next version of Visual Studio.   That said we still managed to add two frequently requested features.

Enabling continuous integration for Git


Once we released the Git for Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server it was not long before we started receiving requests for enabling continuous integration for Team Projects using Git and the ability to pick the specific branch in the repo you wanted built.  In update 3 you will see a new source settings dialog in the build definition wizard enabling exactly this!

Preserving build settings on upgrades


Another often heard request was for the Team Foundation Server 2012 upgrade wizard to pick up the build settings from the previous install while loading the configuration database. In Update 3 we now have this functionality!

For any questions please use the Visual Studio Forums or for issues please file them at Connect


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