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Where is the field on the work item form to order the backlog?

In our latest deployment to Visual Studio Online on July 1, we have removed the Stack Rank (Agile / CMMI) or Backlog Priority (Scrum) field from the work item form. The backlog uses that field to order the items and updates the field to arbitrary values, which caused confusion. If you are interested in the detailed background, please read a ...

Load Testing with Visual Studio Online

Check for performance issues on your web site before they impact your customers. Perhaps you expect an increased user load from a marketing campaign. Use cloud-based load testing with Visual Studio Online to test if your application can handle all the new users. With cloud-based load testing it’s easy: Watch a short video about ...

Get Application Performance Counters of your choice during load runs with Visual Studio Online

Goal of a load testing activity is to identify and fix performance bottlenecks. Visual Studio Online integrates Cloud Load Testing with Application Insights to give deep insights into performance and diagnostics data of your application which dramatically decreases the discovery and resolution of any issues discovered later. This article will...

How to deploy to Standard or Azure environments in Release Management 2013 with Update 3 RC

With Microsoft Release Management 2013 Update 3 RC, you can now use Windows PowerShell or Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) for deploying and managing configuration data. We now support deploying to On-premise environment (Standard) and Azure environments without having to setup Microsoft Deployment Agent.   ...

How to setup environments for Agent-less deployments in Release Management 2013 with Update 3 RC

With Microsoft Release Management 2013 Update 3 RC, you can now use Windows PowerShell or Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) for deploying and managing configuration data. We now support deploying to On-premise environment (Standard) and Azure environments without having to setup Microsoft Deployment Agent.   ...

CodeLens Processing pipeline performance improvements

Introduction CodeLens is a heads-up display in your Visual Studio Editor where you can find information about your code in-context. See this MSDN article for an introduction to CodeLens - Get history and other info about your code. In a previous blog post, I had described the CodeLens Team Indicators – Processing Pipeline. I recommend, you...

View Source in the CPU Usage tool

In Update 2 of Visual Studio 2013, we added the CPU Usage tool into the Performance and Diagnostics hub which allows you to see where the CPU is spending time executing your code. In Update 3 of Visual Studio 2013, we have made a small but important improvement to this tool: the ability to navigate from a function in the call tree to the ...

Application Insights tools for Visual Studio included in Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 RC

Today, as part of the Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 Release Candidate, projects enabled for Application Insights will result in an Application Insights resource being provisioned in an Azure subscription (visible in Portal Preview at https://portal.azure.com). Currently the Application Insights Blade shows “Coming soon…” - check back in ...

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