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

Announcing Code Search on Team Foundation Server 2017

Code Search is the most downloaded Team Services extension in the Marketplace! And it is now available on Team Foundation Server 2017! Code Search provides fast, flexible, and accurate search across your code in TFS. As your code base expands and is divided across multiple projects and repositories, finding what you need becomes increasingly ...

Package Management is generally available: NuGet, npm, and more

Today, I'm proud to announce that Package Management is generally available for Team Services and TFS 2017! If you haven't already, install it from the Visual Studio Marketplace. Best-in-class support for NuGet 3 NuGet support in Package Management enables continuous delivery workflows by hosting your packages and making them available to ...

Test result storage improvements and impact on upgrading to Team Foundation Server 2017

With the Team Foundation Server 2017 now available, TFS administrators will be planning to upgrade their existing TFS installations to this new version. As admins plan this activity, we wanted to discuss an important TFS database schema improvement that is rolling out with TFS 2017. What is the change? With TFS 2017, the test results ...

Import your TFS Database into Visual Studio Team Services

Since I have started in role on the Visual Studio Team Services & Team Foundation Server teams, I have been looking forward to the day that we could help TFS customers successfully migrate all of their data to our SaaS-based hosted TFS service:  Visual Studio Team Services.  It has been by far one of our more popular feature requests on ...

What’s trending on the Marketplace? Now you know!

Today we’re launching a new list on the VS Code home page to show case the top 18 trending extension on the Marketplace. By default, the list will show the top trending extensions in the week, but you can also see what extensions are trending in a day or month as well using the drop down. Reach out to us at vsmarketplace@microsoft.com for...

Add build/project details to your extension page on Marketplace

Developer activity on an extension has proven to be an important indicator of trust and reliability for users on the Marketplace. We’ve seen two such indicators used widely by publishers: We’ve seen a number of publishers linking to their repositories from their extension details page. We’ve also seen them respond to ...

Best of Both Worlds

Back in February of 2015, I wrote a blog asking a very simple question: how many vendors does it take to implement DevOps? At the time I wrote the post, I felt the answer was one. Almost two years later, I believe that now more than ever. So why do companies insist on manually building a pipeline instead of using a unified solution? Fear of ...

Issue with using Application Insights with load tests

Update - As of Feb 24th 2017, this issue has been addressed and the content below is no longer applicable.   If you use Application Insights to collect app side metrics during load tests, you will find that it currently doesn't work as expected. This is due to an infrastructure issue. We have worked with the Application ...

How to use Test Step using REST Client Helper?

Test Case is the backbone for all manual testing scenarios. You can create test case using the web client from Test or Work hubs OR from Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), which then are stored in Team Foundation Server or Visual Studio Team Services. Using these clients you can create test artifacts such as test cases with test steps, test step ...

Git perf and scale

New features and UI changes naturally get a lot of attention. Today, I want to spotlight the less visible work that we do on Team Services: ensuring our performance and scale meet our customers' needs now and in the future. We are constantly working behind the scenes profiling, benchmarking, measuring, and iterating to make every action faster...

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