Microsoft is acquiring InRelease, a Canadian management solutions provider in order to develop its DevOps solutions that utilize Microsoft Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server. Microsoft has reached a deal to acquire the InRelease Business Unit from InCycle Software that is a leading provider of application lifecycle management (ALM) services and Release Management solutions on the .NET platform. The acquisition of the continuous deployment solution, InRelease, will add Release Management capabilities to Microsoft’s ALM and DevOps solutions, helping customers deliver applications faster, better and more efficiently.
InRelease is a well known product of Incycle Software which is a Continuous Delivery solution for .NET platform. It then automates the release process from Visual Studio Team Foundation Server up to production for faster and simpler deliveries. With predefined release paths, InRelease automatically deploys your application as a whole to multiple environments. Based on a business-approval workflow, InRelease improves coordination and communication between development, operations and quality assurance to make release cycles repeatable, visible, and more efficient.
The Youtube Video given below is explaining a little about InRelease.
The product will now be under Microsoft Inc. for further enhancements in Microsoft’s product releasing. As many IT shops are attempting, if anybody want to release its products continuously, then automating the deployment of the apps leaves programmers more time to focus on development and testing. And hence, Microsoft wants to add this functionality directly to its toolbox. Microsoft is not buying all of InCycle Software, but rather just the InRelease ALM tool. The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. InCycle Software is based in Laval, Quebec and was founded in 2002 by Claude Remillard, Martin Rajotte, and Leo Vildosola as a consultancy and became a certified partner for Visual Studio Team System three years later. Its first product, Team Release, came out un 2009 and was followed by the rebranded InRelease 2.0 a year later. In 2011, the company put out a freebie agile development tool called InCycle BluePrint, which Microsoft is not acquiring.