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

Git Experience Futures

Our goal is to provide a Git experience that works for different engineering systems and teams, while making it easy to use. Today, we're announcing improvements to Visual Studio, Visual Studio Online, and Team Foundation Server that help us reach that goal. This isn't a comprehensive list of the Git enhancements we're making, but it will...

CI Experience Futures

Today we updated the VSO features timeline with some investments we are making in Team Build.  This list is not comprehensive but does cover some of the larger and more interesting features as well as some small things that were missing in the first release of the new version of Team Build.Team Build Missing FeaturesWith VSO and TFS 2015 ...

Agile Project Management Futures (August 2015)

UPDATED: Oct 2, 2015 Last month we knocked two items off this list.  You can read about these new features here: https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/2015-sep-18-vso More is coming in the next few sprints, stay tuned... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - This post details some of the agile project management ...

Announcing Package Management support for VSO/TFS

UPDATE (2/1/16) : Package management is now available in Europe and Australia! Install from the VS Marketplace here. UPDATE (11/21/15) : The package management extension for Visual Studio Team Services is now available in the new Visual Studio Marketplace here.  It's only supported in the us-region right now Today, I’m happy to ...

Visual Studio Online Extensibility and Marketplace

Engineering teams use a variety of tools and services for every aspect of their engineering process. Today, it is very difficult for a single vendor to satisfy all of the custom needs and provide best in-class solutions for all ALM scenarios. Our goal within Visual Studio Online is to be an Open Platform that allows software teams to weave ...

Lab Management Evolution

[August 2015] Lab Management was introduced in TFS 2010 to help development teams easily deploy and test their applications on virtual machines in their routine ALM workflows. However, you have not seen us add significant new features to Lab Management in subsequent releases of TFS. Many of you asked us about the evolution of Lab Management. ...

Release Management vNext Plans

[Update on Nov 18, 2015] Release Management in Visual Studio Team Services is now publicly available. You can access all the features mentioned below right in your Visual Studio Team Services (formerly Visual Studio Online) account under Release hub.   August 2015 We have been talking about the vNext version of Release Management Service ...

Build Tasks for SonarQube Analysis

Note: a more recent documentation is available from Analyzing with SonarQube Extension for VSTS/TFS [Update Sept 11, 2015:  fixing broken links, Thanks Terje!, and adding a Previous post / Next postsection at the end of the post] _ As you may be aware, we have been working with SonarSource to integrate SonarQube with MSBuild, Team ...

Cloud Load Test Support in mstest.exe command line and XAML Builds

As part of TFS 2015, we have added two tasks to help users run load test as part of the new Build System. You can read about it here https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/tfs2015-vs.aspx#loadtest. We have also enabled mstest.exe commandline to execute a run against the cloud load test service. To execute load tests against the cloud ...

Debugging Optimized Code

In your normal edit->compile->debug workflow, you will generally use the Debug build configuration. Debug builds compile code to keep the executable machine code as close to the original source as possible to ensure an optimal debugging experience. This however can come at the expense of performance, both memory and speed. Conversely, when you...

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