By the end of the year, Microsoft will also ship its own version of InRelease, Harry said. Until then, the product can be purchased from InCycle, and those who buy before the Microsoft product is out will get a full upgrade to the Microsoft release.
Early customers for the InRelease software included banks, retailers, and commercial independent software vendors. Another big user may be Microsoft itself, which just went through a reorganization in part to more quickly adapt to the ever-changing market for devices and services.
Already, the company has promised to deliver more frequent updates to Visual Studio and Windows Server. According to Harry, the company has started to use InRelease as a way to manage accelerated release schedules of a few of its products, and it will probably use it more as time passes, much in the same way that Microsoft development teams adopted TFS.