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

Cloud-load testing service is hyper-scale ready: lessons from generating 1M concurrent user load

Every now and then we hear of a business-critical app failing during major promotional or seasonal events such as holiday sales. More often than not it turns out that the app is not ready for the massive demand created on such occasions - causing the servers to fail and resulting in dissatisfied customers and lost opportunity. To ensure that ...

Team Foundation Server (TFS) 15 RC2 is available and ready for production use

We have now released TFS "15" RC2. We are using it in production internally. It is fully supported for production use. You can upgrade from TFS 2012 or newer to RC2. You can also upgrade the RC1 release to RC2, and you will be able to upgrade from RC2 to RTM (that should be a very fast upgrade, since there will be very few changes between RC2 ...

Get the most out of your PRs with Branch Policies

Pull requests have been widely accepted as a best practice for teams using Git to peer-review code changes. Peer reviews are a great practice for discussing how to improve code and for spreading knowledge about a codebase amongst team members. Contrary to popular belief, code reviews are not particularly good at finding bugs even if that's ...

Run cloud-based load tests using your own machines (a.k.a. Bring your own subscription)

When you run a cloud-based load test, the load testing service automatically provisions the necessary machines (load agents) for generating the load to your application. Once the load test run has completed, these resources are torn down. This works well for the most part for a large set of customers. However, some customers want to be able to...

Pricing for Release Management in TFS “15”

[Update on  Nov 16, 2016] This article is now outdated. With the RTM version of TFS 2017, we have the final pricing model for Release Management. For more information, see our official documentation. Since the new version of Release Management was introduced in TFS 2015 Update 2, it has been in "trial mode". Any user with Basic access level ...

Using physical boards alongside your Team Services/TFS Kanban and Taskboards – Agile Cards by Spartez

Agile transformation and ongoing process maintenance are often not as easy as they would seem. Despite the very open nature of Agile Manifesto it is important to maintain consistency between selected methods and the tools. This may become increasingly difficult with the growth of organisations, complexity of projects and internal team ...

TFVC Support in Preview for Team Services Plugin for IntelliJ and Android Studio

We are proud to announce that Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) support is being added to the Team Services plugin for IntelliJ and Android Studio. Currently, the 1.106.0 version of the plugin will contain preview functionality to support TFVC repositories in the IDEs. Android Studio developers stuck with no TFVC support to create mobile...

Microsoft discontinuing Project Server/TFS Integration. Partner to provide solution

As Agile practices continue to evolve and become our customer’s primary choice for work management, we are changing how TFS and Project Server integrate. With the next major version of TFS, TFS '15', we will no longer provide an out-of-box integration experience between Project Server and Team Foundation Server. Nor will we be providing an ...

Team Services September Extensions Roundup – App Stores!

Windows, iOS, and Android, oh my! This month the roundup focus is on app stores. Whether you're building apps for the Windows Store, the iOS App Store, or Google Play, these extensions provide build & release tasks to automate many facets of publishing your app. Whether you're releasing updates to a production app, upgrading from alpha ...

Maven and Gradle build task support Checkstyle analysis

A few sprints ago we enabled SonarQube and PMD analysis on the Maven and Gradle tasks. We continue to add code analysis tooling to the Java build tasks with Checkstyle support for Gradle, and - in a few days - for Maven. Checkstyle Analysis Checkstyle is the analyzer of choice for enforcing a coding standard. It is a highly configurable ...

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