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VS Online Data Protection

It’s not uncommon that I get questions about data security and privacy in Visual Studio Online.  It’s something we take very seriously, design for, test for and focus on. Jeff Beehler, who runs our compliance team, did a talk at TechEd Europe this week on our data protection approach.  As he worked to put together his ...

Super simple load test trial experience

In order to make it super easy for anyone to get a tiny taste of what the VS Online load test experience is about, we added a new web based experience a few days ago. ***UPDATE 10/29/2014 12:30PM EDT*** - When I wrote this, I wasn't aware that it is only available to VS Online customers licensed with an MSDN Ultimate subscription.  We're ...

TechEd Europe 2014 News

Today, in the keynote for TechEd Europe, we announced several cool new things… VS Online European data center We now have a VS Online instance in the Azure “West Europe” data center and it is open for business.  You can read more about it in my separate post. VS Online REST APIs and Service Hooks RTM This spring, at TechEd in ...

Visual Studio Online is in Europe!

Today we opened up our shiny, new VS Online instance in the Azure “West Europe” region, which is located in the Netherlands.  This is a big step and is the first of many more to come in making VS Online a truly global service.  I’ve been getting requests for over a year to provide the ability to host data in different regions...

Visual Studio and TFS 2013.4 (Update 4) Release Candidate

It’s time!  The Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2013.4 and Team Foundation Server 2013.4 is here. I’ve written some posts about the CTPs along the way.  But I’ll give a high-level recap of the ALM improvements and talk about a few of the new things showing up in this RC. Work item tracking and Agile project ...

Visual Studio Online Update – Oct 14th

Today we began releasing our Sprint 72 build on VS Online.  You can read the release notes on the site.  As usual, it will take a couple of days for the changes to propagate across all accounts. This sprint was a pretty light sprint.  We released the “Test artifacts as work items” changes, previously made available ...

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