Microsoft yesterday announced the Visual Studio Ultimate feature pack, along with build-in-the-cloud functionality in Team Foundation Service and support in Visual Studio for teams working in SharePoint.

The Ultimate feature packs will ship as “an ongoing benefit” after Visual Studio 11 (currently in beta) is finalized and released, according to Jason Zander, Microsoft’s corporate vice president for Visual Studio. The first feature pack will be centered on SharePoint Quality of Service Testing scenarios and on using IntelliTrace to debug code anywhere its run, Zander said in an interview with SD Times after his keynote address at the DevConnections conference.

For SharePoint, the areas of focus with this first pack are load testing—to make sure SharePoint can stand up to scale—and unit testing. Zander said the feature release will make it easier to author unit tests.

The Visual Studio 11 beta can be downloaded now, but there are as yet no available bits for the Ultimate feature pack.