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

Dashboards Futures (January 2016)

In October, we released the new dashboards feature in VS Team Services and TFS 2015 Update 1.  Dashboards are a customizable canvas that replaces your existing Team Overview page and enable you to visualize status and monitor progress across your project.   We’ve heard a lot of great feedback that has shaped our direction and there is ...

Java Experience Futures (January 2016)

Over the next several months, our Visual Studio Team Foundation (VSTS) Java teams are focusing on new essential developer workflows for our IntelliJ plugin and a simplification of our authentication checks and getting-started improvements for our Eclipse plugin, Team Explorer Everywhere (TEE).The list below is only an indication of direction ...

VSTS New work item form futures (January 2016)

About two months ago, the new work item form made its debut in Visual Studio Team Services – checkout my blog post with all the details on this release if you haven’t seen it yet. This new work item form brought a redesigned look and feel to work items and set up the foundation for process customization, a new discussion experience, and a ...

Git Experience Futures (January 2016)

Some exciting new features are coming to the Git experience over the next few months. In August, I wrote about upcoming features and most of them are available now, but a few have taken longer than we anticipated. This isn't a comprehensive list of the Git enhancements we're making, but it gives some specifics on the direction we're going. ...

How we plan to enable creating Multiple Collections per Account

As the use of Visual Studio Team Services continues to grow and larger teams migrate more of their projects to the cloud we have been working to better support their scenarios. Today, I want to share some thoughts about how we see the service evolving during 2016, in order to address one of our most voted UserVoice stories (#4 at the moment)....

SonarQube Integration Update and 2016H1 Plans

[Updated April 5th: In the "Plans for H1" section, added links to blog posts on released features] Back in September Stuart explained our SonarQube Integration plans with Visual Studio, TFS and Visual Studio Team Services. In December he updated the blog post with what we had done. With the Visual Studio Team Services Features Timeline being...

Announcing Reporting Capabilities for Visual Studio Team Services

Reporting has always been a cornerstone of TFS.  By bringing together diverse data about your team’s software process, you are able to see relationships and gain insights on your process, and ultimately, take action to improve it.  Since 2010, the on-premises TFS product has enabled different reporting options through Excel reports, SQL ...

Receive an error when resolving a bug created by your build?

When you create a new build definition, you have the option to create a bug when the build failed.   If you activate this option, it is possible that you will receive the following error message when resolving the bug: The field 'Assigned To' contains the value '[DefaultCollection]Project Collection Service Accounts' that is not in the ...

Visual Studio Team Services announces the newest release of our Eclipse Plugin: Team Explorer Everywhere (TEE) 14.0.2

We are pleased to announce the availability of Team Explorer Everywhere14.0.2, our Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server plug-in for Eclipse.   Download locations: Major new features in this release: Other notable improvements: Fixed a potential deadlock ...

Using Release Management for Test Automation

My colleague Abhishek Agarwal wrote a nice article on how the Release Management team dog-foods Release Management service as part of their development process. It is a good use case for how you can use RM for deploying and testing your applications on a daily basis (or for every check-in).http://blogs.msdn.com/b/abhishea/archive/2016/01/04/...