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What I missed while I was relaxing this summer

I missed blogging about a ton of stuff that happened in late June and most of July while I was out.  I'm not going to try to recap is all.  You can find lots of it on the Visual Studio ALM blog or in the Team Services release notes.  I do want to highlight a few things though. Hopefully, now that I'm back, I'll be able ...

Visual Studio Team Services Community Updates

I’m excited to see the recent surge in community activities around Team Services. Many meetups are taking place around the world in June/July where you can go and talk to Team Services users and fans in your area about some of the new features we’ve released recently and get some Team Services swag as well. You can also meet members of the...

Team Services Update – June 1

I'm a bit late this sprint - was a busy week last week. Last week we finished deploying our sprint 100 work.  Yes, sprint 100.  That means we've been doing a Scrum (or Scrum like) development process for 300 weeks.  And for most of that time, actually releasing at the end of every sprint.  Whew, that's over 5 and a half years.  100 ...

Team Services update – May 9

We are in the process of wrapping up the deployment of our sprint 99 deliverables.  You can read the Team Services release notes here. There's a ton of new stuff in this sprint update but I'll just comment on a few.  Let's start with one of the oldest surviving UserVoice items - a checkbox control.  As you can see it was originally created ...

VS Team Services Update – April 13

This week we are deploying our sprint 98 work to Visual Studio Team Services.  You can read the release notes for details of what's included. From time to time, I like to cross reference the work we are releasing with UserVoice to make sure we are actually making progress on the top requests from our users.  It's good to see that we knocked ...

Team Services and TFS Roadmap update – Apr 2016

Today, we refreshed the roadmap for Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server.  We've retired the items that were scheduled for Q1/Update 2, updated the items scheduled for Q2 and added the plan for Q3. We completed a significant majority of the things we planned to.  A few things did not complete in Q1 and have been rescheduled...

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...

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...

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...