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VS2015 Update 2 and TFS 2015 Update 2 have shipped

Yesterday, at the //Build/ conference, we announced the final release of Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 and Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 2.  You can learn more at the following links: We also released an early preview of Visual Studio “15”.  We will not be releasing a preview of TFS “15” at this time.  List with the 2015 ...

Introducing Application Insights Analytics

Last month, in a post, I wrote about a VS Team Services outage, I mentioned (and showed some results from) a new tool we've been working on that we internally call "Kusto".  We've now made a preview of Kusto publicly available as "Application Insights Analytics". Kusto is a phenomenal tool.  I can't say enough good stuff about it.  I can ...

Team Services extension for VS Code

Today we shipped a VS Code extension for working with VS Team Services.  The new extension includes status bar indicators and a list of VC Code commands for common operations.  You can read more on our blog post. Brian...

Ratings and reviews in the VS Marketplace

As of this morning, we now have ratings and reviews in the VS Marketplace!  This will allow you to comment on your favorite (or least favorite) extensions and to see what other people are saying when choosing an extension. You can see a 5 star rating on each tile and at the bottom of each extension details page, you will see a list of reviews...
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SOC compliance certification for VS Team Services

We take the protection of customer data very seriously and work hard to ensure your data is safe and that we comply with expected policies in all the regions in which we operate. Earlier this month we took another important step towards meeting the compliance needs of our customers by completing the Service Organization Controls certifications...

10th anniversary of Team Foundation Server

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the day we shipped the first version of TFS - TFS 2005.  It doesn't seem that long ago but we sure have come a long way.  The other day I recorded a Radio TFS interview with Martin Woodward and Greg Duncan.  Check it out if you are interested.  I have to admit I haven't listened to it.  I never listen ...
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VS Team Services Update – March 3

We just completed our sprint 96 deployment and everyone should now have all the new capabilities.  You can read more about what's new in the VS Team Services Release notes.  This was a particularly plentiful sprint - with updates across most of the product - Agile planning, testing, Git, package management, gated checking support for TFVC in...

Microsoft joins the Eclipse Foundation

This morning at EclipseCon, we announced that we are joining the Eclipse Foundation to further our goals of helping developers build applications regardless of the technology stack choices they make.  At the same time, we announced the new open source project for Team Explorer Everywhere to enable anyone to contribute to creating a great ...

TFS 2015 RC2 and VS 2015 Update 2 RC are available

Today we released release candidate 2 of TFS 2015 Update 2 and the release candidate of Visual Studio 2015 Update 2. As usual I'll mostly comment on TFS and TFS related features and let the VS blog cover broader VS topics. In RC1 of TFS, we already released a ton of new compelling capabilities - like: RC2 brings a ...