Better late than never, I guess. Sorry for being so late blogging about this; it’s been a crazy week. About a week ago we announced the availability of Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 – Community Technology Preview 1. That’s a mouthful.
Check out Wookiki… It’s a Windows 8.1 store app for keeping up to date on build statuses on Visual Studio Online – it has push notifications, live tiles and more. A previous version had been built with the OData solution for TFS that Brian Keller put together a couple of years ago.
The VS Anywhere guys have been continuing to improve their real time developer collaboration capabilities by adding a web experience along side their VS add-in. They’ve also taken advantage of our new VS Online Open APIs to do so cool VS Online integration.
This week we are deploying our sprint 65 work. You can read the release notes here: http://www.visualstudio.com/news/2014-may-20-vso
The really big news is that we’ve completed the next step in the journey to fully supporting Active Directory integration through Azure Active Directory.
I’m just sharing interesting stuff I run across that relates to the new open apis for VS Online that we announced.
Here’s a blog post someone wrote on configuring and using UserVoice with VS Online: http://roadtoalm.com/2014/05/15/integrate-uservoice-with-visual-studio-online-using-servicehooks/
Clemens, one of our MVPs,
For many years now Tasktop has been bridging the divide among various systems for tracking work/tasks. This week they announced some new support for Visual Studio Online along with our new open API announcements.
Check out this blog post they wrote on what they can do: http://tasktop.com/blog/news/tasktop-sync-integrates-visual-studio-online-with-popular-devops-tools
One of the questions I’ve frequently gotten from customers considering Visual Studio Online is “How do I migrate my on-premises TFS data to VS Online?”
Until now that’s been a tough one to answer. In general you’ve had to cobble together a solution by checking in the latest version of your source code,
Yesterday, I announced a new set of open APIs for VS Online and a bunch of integrations that have already been built. One of them was support for Zendesk. Here’s a very detailed blog post on how to install/configure it:
Today we shipped an update (version 1.3) of our plugin for Visual Studio 2013 that makes working with Application Insights from Visual Studio really easy. Improvements include:
Intro to portal experience from VS New!
When you run your application for the first time a toast notification will notify when new events are appearing in the portal
An “Application Insights” toolbar button will appear in the VS toolbar when you start debugging to give you easy access to the portal
Single sign on experience New!
The “big” news that I announced at TechEd this week was a new API for accessing Visual Studio Online (and, in a future release, Team Foundation Server). This new API is based on REST, OAUTH, Json and Service Hooks – all standard web technologies broadly supported in the industry.