Software release cycle

Why Release Management?

If you’re running Update 2 of TFS 2015, good news! You have access to a uniquely valuable feature called Release Management (RM). RM is a tool available both on-premises and in the cloud that allows you to automate your deployments and tests in multiple environments in your pipeline. Now, this doesn’t mean that you need to fully automate your pipeline; you can actually create a semi-automated pipeline that allows you to manually intervene when you see fit. However, automation is a key component of DevOps, a practice that aims to enable you to continuously deliver value to your end users.
Release Management is ideal for those who are developing applications that need to be regularly deployed. This tool essentially does that job for you, thereby freeing up valuable time that could be better spent innovating your app. RM is also perfect for those who already use Continuous Integration (CI) systems and are looking for a tool to manage deployments; RM is quite literally the perfect tool for the job. Release Management allows for full end-to-end traceability and full control of your releases. As an added bonus, you can extend RM and create your own workflows. As of TFS 2015 Update 3, you are able to download and install custom tasks found in the Marketplace. RM even has the flexibility to allow your to create your own tasks to fulfill your individual needs.

Looking to get started with Release Management? Look no further. Contact us at 1-888-PRAKTIK or to get started with this valuable tool and increase your velocity and productivity. You just need to know where and how you want to deploy your application; we will help you with the rest.