Buck Hodges

Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS and Team Foundation Server)

TFS 2015 Update 2: Gated checkin for the new build system (build vNext)

When we shipped the new build system with TFS 2015, we ran out of time to add gated checkin. A lot of customers depend on gated checkin for their workflows, and as a result they’ve been unable to move to the new build system. I’m happy to say we’ve now fixed that. Among the many features in TFS 2015 Update 2, including the new release ...

How to create a team project in the web UI in TFS 2015 Update 2

You no longer have to use the version of Visual Studio Team Explorer that matches your server to create a team project. For the first time ever, you can now create a team project from the web UI with Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 2 or newer. This is something you’ve been able to do in Visual Studio Team Services for years, and we’ve ...

NuGet packages for TFS and Visual Studio Online .NET client object model

For the past couple of releases we’ve released the Team Foundation Server/Visual Studio Online client object model as a downloadable installer (aka MSI). Additionally, the license for it did not include the right to package it in an application for redistribution. As a result, it was inconvenient for builds and added friction for installing ...

Add, edit, rename, and delete files in the web browser with Visual Studio Online and TFS 2015

Back in the December 17th update, we added the ability to make changes to files in the web UI, and it works for both TFVC and Git. Edit is easy to find, since it’s right above the content on the screen. Add, rename, and delete are available through drop down menus. Let’s take a look at where those are. To add files, you need to click on ...

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