SDTimes: IncrediBuild announces IncrediBuild 7 including support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 and Windows 10

SDTimes – August 10, 2015

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IncrediBuild, the leading solution provider of software development and continuous delivery acceleration technology, announced today the release of IncrediBuild 7, which supports Microsoft Visual Studio 2015, including Visual Studio Community, and Windows 10, accelerating project build times by up to 90%.

IncrediBuild is a Visual Studio 2015 Sim-Ship partner, underscoring the company’s commitment to providing immediate support to new Microsoft releases. In line with Visual Studio 2015’s increased focus on gaming, as well as IncrediBuild’s continued market leadership in the gaming sector, IncrediBuild 7 accelerates the latest version of Unreal Engine for both compilation and baking, providing 85% time reduction to Unreal Engine processing.

IncrediBuild 7 includes the following new features:

  • The latest release adds acceleration to native Visual Studio 2015 projects: C++, C#, Android development (introduced in Visual Studio 2015), and universal projects.
    ·       Support for GTest, Google’s unit testing framework (also supports many other unit testing tools such as MSTest, VSTest, and test scripts).
    ·       User interface improvements, making monitoring builds easier and more comprehensive.
    ·       Further acceleration to Intel compiler support. The latest release brings increased build performance of Intel compiler-based solutions under Visual Studio 2010 and above by applying predictive execution to the Intel compiler.

IncrediBuild 7 includes certification for Unreal Engine baking. In a recent benchmark, running a full rebuild of Unreal Engine locally (without IncrediBuild, on 8 cores) took 50 minutes. With IncrediBuild, the build time was reduced to 7.5 minutes – an 85% reduction.

“Integrating IncrediBuild 7 with Visual Studio 2015 enables truly cross-platform development acceleration and improves developers’ productivity. IncrediBuild is the only development acceleration solution that can accelerate any compute-intensive process in which developers can be up and running in only a few minutes in an enterprise wide deployment,” Eyal Maor, CEO of IncrediBuild. “With the seamless integration between IncrediBuild 7 and Visual Studio, as well as Microsoft Azure, development teams get seamless deployment right out of the box. There is no need for extensive training, cumbersome on-site deployments, or a professional services burden. Just install and run.”

“With its cross-platform and enterprise development features, Visual Studio 2015 provides developers a comprehensive set of tools for developing software across today’s modern platforms, including Windows, iOS and Android,” said Mitra Azizirad, General Manager of Developer Platform Marketing, Microsoft Corp. “IncrediBuild 7’s build acceleration capabilities enhance Visual Studio 2015, helping developers be more productive and deliver exceptional software even faster.”