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Work Item Type and Inclusive Design

A little over a month ago, we rolled out work item type icons to all Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) accounts and Team Foundation Server (TFS) with 2017.2. It's been awesome to see @VSTS tweets, Developer Community feedback, and direct emails from customers that are very excited about the icons. Additionally, we've received a lot of ...

Amazon AWS and new NDepend pricing plans in August’s VSTS extension round-up

Since the creation of the Marketplace, we have seen strong demand for tools to work with Amazon Web Services. I am so thrilled that this month the search for those tools comes to an end. In addition to Amazon releasing their AWS Tools, our partners at NDepend have recently lowered the prices on their static analysis tools for .NET code. This ...

Handling a TFS 2018 Upgrade from Old Form to New Form

As of TFS 2017.2, the old work item form <Layout> tag has been deprecated and is no longer supported in TFS 2018. If you are upgrading your server and have a collection where the new work item form has not been enabled you will encounter the following severe warning during readiness checks: [VS403364]: This release introduces major ...

Automatic linking work items to builds

The “Automatic linking of a build with associated work items” feature was released in TFS 2017 Update 2 (see the Release Notes). In a nutshell, this feature allows users to track builds that have incorporated their work without having to manually search through a large set of builds. For a richer, more first-class experience, we decided ...

Top stories from the VSTS community – 2017.08.25

Here are top stories we found in our streams this week related to DevOps, VSTS, TFS and other interesting topics.  TOP STORIES RADIOTFS TIP: If you want to get your VSTS news in audio form then be sure to subscribe to RadioTFS .  FEEDBACK What do you think? How could we do this series better? Here are some ways to connect ...

Visual Studio Test Platform – upcoming changes to data collectors

Having executed a test - at a minimum - we want to know the outcome. But beyond that, we may want to know more. Data collectors and loggers are the key extension mechanisms intended to provide this and other such details for rich reporting. Data collectors and loggers generate information based on listening to events raised during test ...

The future of our TFS/SharePoint Integration

(Updated September 12, 2017) We have now published a full set of documentation that covers SharePoint integration for both TFS 2017 (and earlier versions) and TFS 2018. Also, the following solutions are no longer in private preview:   Team Foundation Server (TFS) has provided SharePoint integration since its inception ...

Top stories from the VSTS community – 2017.08.18

Here are top stories we found in our streams this week related to DevOps, VSTS, TFS and other interesting topics.  IMPORTANT  TOP STORIES VIDEOS TIP: If you want to get your VSTS news in audio form then be sure to subscribe to RadioTFS .  FEEDBACK What do you think? How could we do this series better? Here are some ...

The TestContainer Capability

Updating off pre-RTM bits once RTM ships ought to be routine. But if you have not already done so in the case of the .NET Core based Test projects, let me give you a reason to do so. vstest delegates discovery and execution of tests to test-framework-specific adapters. Adapters indicate the kind of test containers that they can process – ...

Git vulnerability with submodules

The Git community has disclosed a serious security vulnerability in Git that can lead to arbitrary code execution. This has been assigned CVE 2017-1000117. The Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) team takes security issues very seriously.  We encourage all users to update their Git clients as soon as possible to address this issue...

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