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Turn your infrastructure into code with Chef, and update your Assembly information with May’s Team Services Extensions Roundup

May is coming to a close, and we've had more Team Services accounts installing extensions than any month since we launched the Marketplace. The ecosystem momentum we've seen this year is strong, and there are still so many exciting integration opportunities out there to go enable. For this roundup I've got two great extensions, and to start us...

Beyond GVFS: more details on optimizing Git for large repositories

Over the last few years, Microsoft has been moving the entire company to a modern engineering system built on Visual Studio Team Services and using Git as our version control system.  For many of the projects within Microsoft, this is no problem, since: the Git homepage tell us: Git was built to work on the Linux kernel, meaning that it has...

Personalize what notifications you receive for releases

Note: If you do not see the preview feature on your account, kindly leave a comment to this blog with your team services account name. There are multiple stakeholders for a release. Whether the team is small or large, keeping the right stakeholders informed about how releases are progressing and what actions are required. Notifications, ...

New Release Definition Editor in Team Services

Have you ever struggled to create a mental model of how the deployments to your environments would progress? We are introducing the pipeline view for your release definitions that will show how your deployments flow. Approvals, environment and deployment settings are now in-context and easily configurable. The new release definition editor ...

Announcing General Availability of Work item search

Discovering relevant work items should consume as little time and effort as possible. That’s why we have built work item search with speed and simplicity in mind, so you can spend more of your time on your work and less time searching for work items.  Say hello to Work item search, now available by default with Visual Studio Team Services...

Visual Studio Team Services demonstrates how Microsoft Loves Java

To demonstrate our continued commitment to support Java developers and their full lifecycle DevOps needs with Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS), I want to share some of our recent and exciting Java-related feature announcements. Our teams are working with large and small Java teams every day to better ...

Using Open Source Components? Using TFS?

Back in March, I wrote about the WhiteSource Bolt extension for VSTS. This is a fantastic way to automate security checks for open source vulnerabilities in the release pipeline of your team project. The most frequent question I’ve received is, When can we have this for TFS too? I’m happy to announce that the extension now works ...

Defining variables while creating a Release in RM

We have had a number of customers ask us how they can create / define variables while creating a Release, similar to how they can do this while queueing a Build.  So I thought I would write a quick blog that explains how this can be done. For reference, below is the screenshot of how this can be achieved while queueing a build: In RM...

Build 2017 Recap

It was a busy week for everyone last week at the Build 2017 conference in Seattle. Thanks to everyone who was able to attend the conference and stop by the DevOps area to talk about VSTS. Even for the people that were there in person it is impossible to catch everything, but also for the hundreds of thousands watching online I thought it would...

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