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TFS/Team Services Q4 Roadmap update

A few days ago we published our Q4 update to the TFS/Team Services roadmap.  We should have done it 6 weeks ago but, Connect(); in mid-November had us really busy and it just fell through the cracks.  Sorry about that.  We should be updating it again in mid-January. As a reminder, everything on here is just our best estimates and things ...

News from Connect(); 2016

Today, at the Connect(); event in New York, we are announcing a whole bunch of cool new stuff.  The news at Connect(); is broad so I'm going to focus on the TFS and Team Services related news. TFS 2017 RTM One of the biggest pieces of news is that we RTM'd TFS 2017.  That's exciting because it unlocks a bunch of enhancements that we've made ...

VS Team Services Update – Nov 7

This week we are rolling out our sprint 108 work to Team Services.  You can read the release notes for details. It's another comparatively "light" sprint.  It's the last sprint that should be significantly affected by our work to wrap up shipping TFS 15.  We're pretty much done, have incorporated the feedback we got from RC2 and feel we are...

VS Team Services Update – Oct 12

Before I get to talking about this update let me talk about a change in the way we are announcing updates... It takes a while for an update to roll out across the entire service.  That is by design and it is part of our strategy to control the damage from any bugs we miss in the testing process.  Our deployment process is currently divided ...

Code search and Exploratory Testing GA

Today, we are releasing the official "V1" releases of our two most popular VS Team Services extensions: Both are now out of preview. Code Search Code search enables you to search across all of your repositories (both TFVC and Git) in all of your projects.  It supports simple full text search on any text file and semantic search in C...

Team Services Update – Sept 28

This week we are rolling out our sprint 106 work.  Here are the release notes.  By now, the update has made it out to most customers and it should finish by the end of the week. Overall, sprint 106 was a modest sprint.  It has lots of nice, relatively small, improvements and nothing particularly earth shattering.  Probably the biggest ...

Team Services Update – Sept 2

Yes, I'm a bit late on this one.  I was traveling to India and Israel in early Sept and didn't have a change to post about this. A little over a week ago we deployed the sprint 105 work to Team Services.  Check out the release notes for details. We continued our journey this sprint to bring full process customization to Team Services with ...

Paid extensions in the Visual Studio marketplace

It's hard to believe it but it's been almost a year since we introduced the Visual Studio Marketplace.  It provides a single point of entry for finding extensions for Visual Studio, VS Team Services and VS Code - and since then hundreds upon hundreds of new extensions have been published.  From day one, our vision was to enable the ...

New navigation for Team Services

In my blog post announcing TFS 15 RC1, I mentioned that we are working on a new navigation UI.  In a somewhat unusual turn of events, it showed up in an on premises preview before it showed up in the cloud.  Today we enabled the new navigation experience in Team Services, making it really easy for anyone to give it a try. This new experience...

Team Services Update – Aug 17

I missed a few updates while I was out over the summer but, hopefully, now I'm back on my normal cadence. This week, we are deploying our sprint 104 work to VS Team Services.  It looks to me like it's a new record on number of items (defined by number of lines in the release notes) released in a sprint.  You can read the release notes for ...

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