September 6, 2013

Back from VSIP Summit


Back in July Duncan Barbee and I took a trip north to attend the 2013 Visual Studio Industry Partner Summit. Due to NDA I cannot go into specific details on the Summit presentations, but it was certainly exciting to see some of what is on Microsoft's product, marketing, sales and partner roadmap. Microsoft's direction seems very much in line with Perforce's with a focus on ALM solutions enabling continuous delivery. They have also stepped up their release cadence with Visual Studio, the next major release is expected to be out before year's end.

It was also nice to meet and interact with other Industry Partners. Congratulations to RedGate (Partner of the Year), Xamarin (Modern App Partner of the Year) and PreEmptive (Modern ALM Partner of the Year). Always good to see our friends (and Perforce customer) Whole Tomato Software. They make a great product, Visual Assist X, and are just all-around great guys.

There was a fun evening event at the Boeing Museum of Flight in Seattle with a talk from former NASA Astronaut Geroge D. "Pinky" Nelson. The next evening we had the opportunity to demo our Visual Studio plugin, P4VS, at the Partner Expo.

For just a two-day event, Microsoft packed in a lot of activity and information. We're already looking forward to their next Industry Partner event. In the meantime, we'll be making sure P4VS is compatible with the upcoming Visual Studio 2013 and will be participating in the sim-ship event when that version of Visual Studio is released sometime later this year.

Learn more about P4VS (the Perforce Plug-in for Visual Studio), a fully-compliant Visual Studio solution for one-stop access to all of the version management capabilities your work requires.