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Product News : CloudShare Announces the Release of Visual Studio 2012 and Team Foundation Server Plugins
on 2013/7/25 10:46:55 (822 reads)
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CloudShare, the leading provider of virtual environments in the cloud, today announced the general availability of two new plugins. One for Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 and the other for Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2012 (TFS). These tools combined with the already easiest-to-use cloud for development and testing, allow developers to spend less time building development infrastructure, and more time using it for development.

As is true with all productivity tools, .NET developers who use Visual Studio want to spend more time utilizing the tool than setting it up. The new CloudShare Explorer for Visual Studio allows developers instant access to virtual machines in the cloud directly from the Visual Studio interface. When connected to a TFS Build Controller, code deployments can happen with a click of a button to cloud environments, and access to those environments via RDP with another click.

"We wanted users to, within two clicks from directly within the Visual Studio UI, be able to deploy, then view multi-tier applications, no matter how complex the infrastructure behind them is," said Avner Rosenan, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer for CloudShare.

"Working with CloudShare VMs has never been easier. I spend most of my day in Visual Studio so the ability to interact with my different environments using the new CloudShare Explorer is fantastic," said Wes MacDonald, Visual Studio ALM MVP and Principal Consultant for LIKE 10 INC.

CloudShare's plugins work with the CloudShare TeamLabs product. TeamLabs is a cloud solution built specifically for development, testing, and quality assurance (QA) processes. It allows teams of developers to have pre-configured virtual machines in the cloud in minutes. It also allows them to share and grant access to others, test new configurations, even break and revert VMs faster than possible with any other cloud service provider. In addition to functionality specifically for developers, the pricing model is predictable and transparent.

"Before CloudShare we were using AWS and hyper-visors for Dev/Test and every month we had surprise overages, primarily because it took hours to configure the environments each time we wanted to use them," said Luis Fraile, ALM MVP and CTO of VS Anywhere.

"CloudShare's new integrated Cloud sandbox solution helps agile development teams using Visual Studio and TFS simplify and streamline project workflows for all types of applications in cloud-hosted pre-production environments," said Tom Lindeman, Director of the Visual Studio Industry Partner program at Microsoft. "By combining the capabilities in CloudShare's products and Visual Studio, development teams can spin-up, save, pause, revert, and share entire complex dev/test environments using ready-made and customizable environment templates."

Watch a brief video about what you can do with CloudShare Explorer for Visual Studio, or click here to download the CloudShare Explorer plugin.

About CloudShare

CloudShare is the leading provider of virtual environments in the cloud. CloudShare's self-service SaaS platform and suite of solutions enable business users to build, freeze and share complex computing environments for development, testing, sales & marketing, and training. CloudShare's on-demand IT environments empower users to kick-start new projects, explore new technologies, develop complex applications and collaborate across teams without battling for limited IT infrastructure resources. Over 175,000 users worldwide and more than half of the Fortune 100 use CloudShare. Headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., CloudShare is backed by Sequoia Capital, Charles River Ventures and other top investors. For more information, please visit 

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