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The IntelliTest Reference Manual

There is something to be said about having a good tool box - after all picking the right tool for a job is also as much about picking the right job for a tool, and the bigger your toolbox, the better the chances are that the best tool you can muster will be the one appropriate for the job at hand. To get the most productivity improvements ...

Browse Code Coverage reports

A new Code Coverage tab has been enabled on the Build summary page. Users uploading Code Coverage data in Jacoco or Cobertura formats to Visual Studio Team Services will be able to browse the html report generated by the tool in the Code Coverage tab. Users of Visual Studio Code Coverage solution can continue to download the report and get ...

Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 3 is available

Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 3 is now available.  You can find information on the new features and bugs that were fixed in the release notes and a few known issues in our known issues document.  You can find the downloads at our main download page. You can find information about the other Visual Studio products...

A New Team Services build task to easily extract files

Team Services sprint 101 introduces a new build task, Extract Files.  Use it to easily extract archives during your Team Foundation Server (TFS) build process.  The Extract Files task is cross platform and uses native unzip, tar, and 7-Zip on Mac and Linux.  For Windows, we bundled 7-Zip with the task so you can extract anything ...

Effective Patterns for Feature Flags

Today, we are inviting Edith Harbaugh from LaunchDarkly as a guest writer for the ALM Blog to talk a little bit about the different patterns of Feature Flag implementations which has been a common topic I get asked about from many of you.  If you didn't see it, Edith joined us on stage at Build 2016 earlier this year to launch a new ...

Remote testing – Distributing tests based on number of machines

With Sprint 102 deployment on Visual Studio Team Services, we have enabled tests from within an assembly to be distributed to remote machines using the Run Functional Tests task (formerly called Run Tests using Test Agent). This has been one of the bigger asks from customers around Remote testing. You will see a new check box in the task as ...

VSTS Process Customization futures (June 2016)

The first wave of work for process customization is complete: allowing you to modify fields, layout and states of existing work item types.  While it’s taken longer than we had anticipated, we’ve received a ton of great feedback and our plan is to continue to work through the backlog.  With the summer season beginning, I wanted to update...

States customization on Team Services

The first milestone in bringing states customization to Team Services is here. With the latest deployment, you can customize the states on your inherited work item types. Let’s jump into the new functionality. Adding custom states Adding new states starts from the process administration page. Here you can view all the states for a ...

Taking the MSTest Framework forward with “MSTest V2”

Recently, we announced MSTest Framework support for .NET Core RC2 / ASP.NET Core RC2 - this is "MSTest V2" as we fondly call it, and the release sets the direction for how we intend to evolve the MSTest framework. First, some context ... In Visual Studio we have an open and extensible test platform with tests being written using various test ...

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