By using Release Management for Visual Studio 2013, development and operations teams can enable additional capabilities in Team Foundation Server 2013 so that they can more easily and more confidently configure and automate complex deployments to a variety of target environments. You can also model release processes, track approvals and sign-offs, and display release status graphically.
Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 requires Visual Studio Ultimate 2013, Visual Studio Premium 2013, or Test Professional 2013.
The deployment agents are licensed separately for each target server.
To enable the release management capabilities, install the Release Management Server for Team Foundation Server 2013.
To model release processes and enable graphical views of release status, install Release Management Client for Visual Studio 2013.
On every target machine to which you want to publish deployments, you must install Microsoft Deployment Agent 2013.
Please visit following link to view this new features of Visual Studio/TFS 2013 for managing releases (Covering - Release Management, Release Workflow Management, Release to various environments with approvals and release steps / sequence management).
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