Perforce Helix Plugin for Microsoft Visual Studio Provides Tighter Integration for Developers

Latest release of version control integration with popular IDE speeds up software development for nearly 200,000 Perforce users with major usability enhancements

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 2, 2017 — Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, today announced that it has released the latest version of its Helix Plugin for Microsoft Visual Studio (P4VS). This version includes major usability enhancements that take advantage of Microsoft's new extensibility hooks for source control providers to offer users tighter integration in their IDE. P4VS 2017.2, the second Perforce release for Visual Studio 2017 this year, makes it even easier for developers on Helix Core to connect their repositories in Visual Studio. As a result, developers spend less time jumping between tools and more time getting software ready to release.

"The latest release aligns with our continued focus on helping teams scale their Agile and DevOps initiatives through increased developer productivity and key integrations with a vast array of tools to support the entire technology development lifecycle," said Tim Russell, CPO at Perforce.

Shawn Nandi, Senior Director, Cloud App Development, Data and AI Product Marketing at Microsoft Corp. added, "Leveraging the extensibility webhooks in Microsoft Visual Studio, Perforce's latest release enables our mutual customers to more securely code and collaborate directly within the Visual Studio IDE to streamline their versioning workflows."

The 2017.2 release of P4VS allows Visual Studio users to enjoy streamlined workflows, where they can easily connect to their Helix repositories from the start page, add solutions to source control, and view pending changelists through the status bar. Additionally, users don't have to go far to check connectivity to Helix. They can reconcile work quickly and bring up different views.

To learn more about the Helix Plugin for Visual Studio (P4VS), visit the website. To download the 2017.2 version, visit the Perforce website at

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Enterprises across the globe rely on Perforce to build and deliver digital products faster and with higher quality. Perforce offers complete developer collaboration and agile project management tools to accelerate delivery cycles — from agile planning tools to requirements, issues and test management, which then link to all source code, binary assets and artifacts for full build and release tracking and visibility. The company's version control solutions are well known for securely managing change across all digital content — source code, art files, video files, images, libraries — while supporting the developer and build tools your teams need to be productive, such as Git, Visual Studio, Jenkins, Adobe, Maya and many others. Perforce is trusted by the world's most innovative brands, including NVIDIA, Pixar, Scania, Ubisoft, and VMware. The company has offices in Minneapolis, MN, Alameda, CA, Mason, OH, the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden, Germany, and Australia, and sales partners around the globe. For more information, please visit

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