Perforce Software Launches New Integration with Visual Studio 2012

Alameda, Calif., September 12, 2012—Perforce Software announced the availability of the new Perforce Plug-in for Visual Studio, P4VS. P4VS embeds the capabilities of the Perforce Software Version Management system into Microsoft Visual Studio 2012. With Perforce, team members can work in parallel and collaborate more effectively on development projects, while enterprises enjoy the benefits of greater productivity, security and compliance.

"Integration of Perforce's product into Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 helps software development teams release high-quality, defect-free applications faster and resolve issues more efficiently," said Tom Lindeman, Director of the Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) program. "Together, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 and Perforce improve efficiencies and strengthens the collaboration experience for teams of any size, increasing the value each member brings to a development project."

From the Visual Studio environment, developers can easily check out and check in files, merge work with team members and view detailed file history. Developers also gain access to advanced Perforce tools to improve project collaboration, analysis, and distributed workflows. Specifically, these tools include:

  • Perforce Streams: Built-in workflow that offers flexible process and a best practice branch-and-merge strategy.
  • Perforce Sandbox: Built-in distributed workflow for local, private branching and task or feature branching.
  • Time-lapse View: A graphical tool that visualizes the entire content history and evolution of Perforce-managed files.
  • Revision Graph: A graphical tool that shows the branch history of a specified file, including all branch points, edits, and merges, using a tree-style representation.

"This integration brings powerful Perforce features into Visual Studio, adding vital support for teams who need the best collaboration tools to handle complex development projects," said Randy DeFauw, technical marketing manager for Perforce Software. "We are dedicated to delivering scalable version management and making it accessible to our users from within whatever application they choose to work."

Perforce is a certified member of Microsoft's Visual Studio Industry Partner program and P4VS is a fully compliant Visual Studio solution. For more information on P4VS, visit

Availability & Pricing

The Perforce Visual Studio Plug-in is available now at no additional cost with Perforce 2012.1. To download, visit Interested developers are invited to download and evaluate Perforce free from the Perforce website. This offer includes free technical support during evaluation.

Perforce pricing is all-inclusive. There are no add-on components that require licensing. End-user licenses for the complete solution, including one year of support and maintenance, start at $900 per seat. Volume discounts are available. For additional price and license information, visit

About Perforce

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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