Microsoft Showcases Visual Studio Online, Visual Studio 2013, Monaco

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2013-11-13 Print this article Print

Microsoft announced the next version of Visual Studio and Visual Studio Online Nov. 13 via a live-streamed event in New York City. Visual Studio Online is a set of development services and offerings running on Windows Azure that helps development teams create next-generation apps. Part of Microsoft's Cloud OS, Visual Studio Online provides easy access to application lifecycle management (ALM) capabilities across teams to support rapid app deployment and fast iteration of apps through learning insights. Visual Studio Online is free for teams of up to five users, and as a benefit of Visual Studio with MSDN subscriptions. It is also available through monthly subscriptions. Microsoft also released a preview of Visual Studio Online Monaco, a new service that enables a lightweight coding environment in the browser. Monaco is available in preview for editing Windows Azure Websites. Monaco uses standards-based HTML and JavaScript to build cloud services and is complementary to the existing Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE). It's an easy way for developers to get started and make quick updates to cloud services on the Windows Azure platform. This slide show examines the new technology in Visual Studio Online, Visual Studio 2013, Monaco and more.

  • Microsoft Showcases Visual Studio Online, Visual Studio 2013, Monaco

    by Darryl K. Taft
    1 - Microsoft Showcases Visual Studio Online, Visual Studio 2013, Monaco
  • Visual Studio Online

    With Visual Studio Online, Microsoft is extending the Visual Studio IDE with a collection of developer services, hosted in Windows Azure, which offers an integrated end-to-end development experience for modern applications.
    2 - Visual Studio Online
  • Work Item Charting

    Work Item Charting in Visual Studio Online enables developers to quickly create multiple charts, including pivot tables, to visualize data from work item queries. These charts can be created with just a few clicks and refresh automatically as data is updated.
    3 - Work Item Charting
  • Agile Portfolio Management

    With Visual Studio Online and Agile Portfolio Management, a team can manage work in a portfolio backlog that provides insight into projects across several agile teams. A management team defines the backlog with goals, features, scenarios and user stories, and can then trace these relationships.
    4 - Agile Portfolio Management
  • Iteration Planning

    Visual Studio Online provides development teams with a Kanban board for planning, managing tasks and tracking the flow of a project. This iteration board provides insight into the flow of various tasks for product backlog items and bugs.
    5 - Iteration Planning
  • Team Rooms

    Team Rooms provide a forum for all team members to share information and collaborate. Development teams can discuss work in progress, link directly to work items, and view live events like build completions or feedback responses. Team Rooms are great for connecting with remote team members and a durable record of project activity.
    6 - Team Rooms
  • Kanban Board

    Development teams can use the customizable Kanban board to manage the product backlog and track work items across columns.
    7 - Kanban Board
  • Feedback Requests

    Feedback requests make it easy for stakeholders to remain informed and involved in a development project through Visual Studio Online. Integrated feedback requests give stakeholders an easy way to provide rich feedback, including annotated screenshots, directly to the development team.
    8 - Feedback Requests
  • Product Backlog

    The product backlog defines the work that needs to be done. Once defined, teams use the backlog to manage and prioritize work items. Development teams also track acceptance tests, check-ins and other work items that each backlog item depends on.
    9 - Product Backlog
  • Manual Queuing

    This image shows the manual queuing of a continuous integration build in Visual Studio Online.
    10 - Manual Queuing
  • MonacoJSOpen

    "Monaco" complements the Visual Studio IDE as a low-friction means of getting started building or making changes to an existing cloud service. With this preview release, developers can make live edits directly to Windows Azure Websites from the browser on any modern device.
    11 - MonacoJSOpen
  • MonacoSearch

    Monaco enables developers to quickly edit cloud services and Websites using standards-based HTML and JavaScript.
    12 - MonacoSearch
  • Monaco Split View

    This Monaco split view shows Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and JavaScript being edited side-by-side.
    13 - Monaco Split View
  • Monaco Quick Navigate

    This Monaco quick navigate image shows how a developer can find code.
    14 - Monaco Quick Navigate
  • Browser Link

    Visual Studio 2013 includes new capabilities such as Browser Link, which synchronizes changes between the code editor and multiple browser windows. Browser Link gives developers the ability to test apps across modern platforms in real time. Visual Studio includes full support for JavaScript and jQuery to create modern, interactive Web applications.
    15 - Browser Link
  • Peek Definition

    The enhanced coding experience in Visual Studio includes the new Peek Definition feature, enabling developers to view and edit code definitions in other files without losing context. Peek Definition gives developers the option of viewing the file defining the target symbol as an in-line element of the current document.
    16 - Peek Definition
  • Feedback Client

    Visual Studio Test Professional 2013 enables development teams to gain targeted feedback from stakeholders using the Feedback Client. The Feedback Client captures rich feedback, including screenshots, audio, video and attachments.
    17 - Feedback Client
  • CI in Visual Studio 2013

    This image illustrates the continuous integration setup in Visual Studio 2013.
    18 - CI in Visual Studio 2013
  • VS Release Management

    With Visual Studio Release Management, Microsoft continues to deliver increased DevOps functionality, including automated deployment for production use.
    19 - VS Release Management
  • Visual Studio Release Path

    This image of Visual Studio Release Management shows the release path.
    20 - Visual Studio Release Path

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