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DevOps, Git, and Agile updates from the team building Azure DevOps

Adding Application Insights to a Windows 8.1 Universal App

I’ve commonly been asked if Application Insights supports Windows 8.1 Universal Apps. You can be highly successful utilizing Application Insights with Universal Apps. Integration of Application Insights is a few additional steps but very straightforward. In this blog post, I’ll walk through the steps to integrate Application Insights into ...

CodeLens file activity and history now available for C++, JavaScript and SQL files stored in Git

CodeLens makes it easy to explore code changes and other history as you work. It provides a head-up display in Visual Studio editor that shows useful, in-context information about your code. This information, shown as a set of team indicators, tells you when the file was changed, who changed it, and lets you drill down into a vast range of ...

The New Exception Settings Window in Visual Studio 2015

In Visual Studio 2015  we’re pleased to introduce the new Exception Settings tool window for configuring the debugger’s exception settings. In this post I will walk you through the features of this new window. For more information on exception classifications in Visual Studio, see Understanding Exceptions while Debugging with Visual ...

Performance Improvement When Debugging .NET Code With Visual Studio 2015

Nothing is more frustrating than trying to debug an application that runs significantly slower when you’re debugging it than it does when it runs without a debugger attached. Over the years we’ve received numerous complaints along the lines of “when I run my application without the debugger it takes a few seconds to execute a scenario, ...

EnC Improvements for .NET Debugging in Visual Studio 2015

You may recall that we previously asked you how important Edit and Continue is to your workflow and what current limitations are most painful. While removing these limitations is an ongoing process we’re pleased to announce that a number of previously unsupported edits are now supported in Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6. These include...

The Visual Studio Emulator for Android in VS2015 CTP6

In November we launched the Visual Studio Emulator for Android and have gotten great positive feedback from you. Since then we’ve continued to work hard to provide a fast, Hyper-V compatible, x86 Android emulator for all of your debugging and testing needs. Today I’m happy to announce that our emulator just got a little sweeter with an ...

Code Map improvements in Visual Studio 2015 CTP6

Code Maps, previously known as Directed Graph Documents, are a great way to visualize the relationships and interdependencies between the components of your applications. They make it much easier to understand the architecture of your (or, even more useful, somebody else’s) application, and where you should start when you need to update the ...

Exploring Data at Scale with New Capabilities in Application Insights and Metrics Explorer

Application Insights can capture, store and index large scale amounts of data about your application’s availability, performance and usage. But how can you gain insights from this data once it is stored in Application Insights? In this blog post, we will take you through some of the brand new features in Metrics Explorer for exploring large ...

Modern Apps & Agile Analytics

Introduction Agile software development came out of a number of experimental approaches taken in the late 1990s to change the way software was planned, developed and delivered. One of the essential components common to all agile methods is the concept of incremental delivery. When an engineering team adopts an incremental delivery paradigm, ...

Release Management Service Futures

In November 2014, at Connect(), we unveiled the Release Management Service in Visual Studio Online. We have received a good amount of feedback since, and here, I will share some of the big ticket items that we are working on currently. These will go live in the next quarter or two.Web interface for release managementYes, we are working on a ...

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