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The latest news, updates and information for mobile developers using Visual Studio App Center

Deprecating macOS 10.14 image in App Center Build
Deprecating macOS 10.14 image in App Center Build
Microsoft-hosted Pipelines recently announced macOS-10.14 image deprecation in Azure Pipelines. Accordingly, we want to update App Center customers on the upcoming change in our build image support. If you are building iOS or Xamarin apps using Xcode 10.3, Xamarin.iOS 12.14, or Xamarin.Android 9.4 or below versions, you will be impacted by ...
Announcing Apache Cordova Retirement
Announcing Apache Cordova Retirement
Since App Center launched in 2017, we’ve added support for 16 platforms and frameworks. One of the first was Apache Cordova, a cross-platform framework that wraps JavaScript apps in a native container. Along with React Native, it was one of two frameworks to support CodePush and exactly what the community needed as many developers ...
Run Tests on Android and iOS Beta Versions
Run Tests on Android and iOS Beta Versions
We understand the pain and struggle to address unexpected issues before the next release of the major OS version. As exciting as it is to try new features in advance, the struggle to identify compatibility issues over a night is real. We heard your feedback, and now we are super excited to announce beta version support in App Center Test ...
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Deprecating Xcode version 11.0, 11.1, and 11.4 in App Center
Deprecating Xcode version 11.0, 11.1, and 11.4 in App Center
This September, Visual Studio App Center delivered build support for Xcode 11.7, 12.0, and 12.2 beta. In the process of expanding our Xcode support, we also investigated how many customers were using older versions. We discovered that our community currently builds between 2-4% of apps using Xcode 11.0,11.1 or 11.4. Therefore, we have ...
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Migrating off App Center Push
Migrating off App Center Push
Retiring App Center Push Earlier this year, Microsoft announced the retirement of the preview MBaaS services in Visual Studio App Center, which include Auth, Data, and Push services. Today we’re providing an update on the App Center Push retirement timeline and details to help you migrate to Azure Notifications Hubs. We will retire App ...
Announcing MBaaS Service Retirement
Announcing MBaaS Service Retirement
We are discontinuing efforts in the Auth, Data and Push services and working to retire these preview services in App Center. With this change, we will focus App Center on delivering a world-class mobile and desktop DevOps experience.