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Top Stories from the Microsoft DevOps Community – 2019.01.25

Whew, in addition to the day job, I've been hacking on some open source this week. So I've been thinking a lot about my favorite things about Azure Pipelines that helps out with OSS. So it's been a busy week, and I'm looking forward to the weekend. But first, I wanted to share some of this week's great stories from the community.

Top 5 Open Source Features in Azure Pipelines

When I became a Program Manager, I gave up writing software for a living. So I did what many programmers do when faced with such a dilemma: I started working on open source software in my spare time. One of the projects that I work on is called libgit2.

Automating Releases in GitHub through Azure Pipelines

Do you own a GitHub repository? Do you create releases on GitHub to distribute software packages? Do you manually compile a list of changes to be included in release notes? If yes, you will be excited to know that you can now automate creation and modification of GitHub Releases directly from Azure Pipelines. This can be done through the GitHub Release task that is now rolled out to all users.

Using containerized services in your pipeline

Azure Pipelines has supported container jobs for a while now. You craft a container with exactly the versions of exactly the tools you need, and we'll run your pipeline steps inside that container. Recently we expanded our container support to include service containers: additional, helper containers accessible to your pipeline.

Azure DevOps Server 2019 RC2 now available

Today, we released Azure DevOps Server 2019 RC2. This is our last planned prerelease before our final release of Azure DevOps Server 2019. RC2 includes some new features since RC1. You can upgrade from Azure DevOps Server 2019 RC1 or previous versions of TFS. You can find the full details in our release notes.

Include ServiceNow Change Management in Azure Pipelines

In DevOps ecosystem, choice of systems and collaboration between cross-functional teams is critical. Incidence response and change management are key DevOps activities. ServiceNow is a market leader for IT service management, and we are delighted that Azure Pipelines and ServiceNow have partnered together for an integration of Azure Pipelines with ServiceNow Change Management.

Team Foundation Server Security Updates

Today, we are releasing updates for a cross site scripting (XSS) vulnerability and an issue where in some instances task groups may incorrectly show variables that are marked as secret. Team Foundation Server 2017 and 2018 are impacted. We have released patches for TFS 2017 Update 3.1 and TFS 2018 Update 1.2. We have also released TFS 2018 ...