Since we released our last version in December of 2009, we have been working hard to make continual improvements to Team Development for Sitecore. These improvements include:
- Improved performance when working with large files.
- Improved performance when loading large projects with a large number of files.
- We addressed all the bugs reported to us by our clients.
- Improved renaming/deleting/moving of files in Sitecore.
- The Deployment Property Manager allows you to create custom deployment configurations for each of your environments
Of course, you generally would want to add at least one new major piece of functionality when going from a 1.0 release to a 2.0 release.
Well we have added 2.
First, we have added the ability to generate Sitecore Update Packages automatically. Whenever you do a build, TDS will now create the required update package you need to install on servers that are disconnected from TDS. This is a major enhancement to TDS, and we are very excited to be able to include it in this release. TDS is already a great time saver, and now with automatic package generation, it is going to save you and your team even more time. How does it work? It couldn't be easier. Configure how your items should be included in the package by using the "Deployment Property Manager" in TDS. Your package will be generated at build time and is then ready to be installed via Sitecore's "Update Installation Wizard".
Second, we are proud to announce that TDS works with the newly released Visual Studio 2010. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, and a member of the Visual Studio Inner Circle program, we have been working with various builds of VS2010 for some time now. We wanted to make sure that TDS 2.0 would fully work with the released version of VS2010, and we happy to announce that it does. Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Team Development for Sitecore 2.0 are the perfect combination for getting your Sitecore projects release as quickly and efficiently as possible.