The New Queries Hub streamlines many of the existing features from the old hub and provides new capabilities to make it easier to get to the queries that are important to you. It is now generally available for VSTS customers and coming to TFS in the next major version.
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With our Sprint 131 update (rolling out over the next few weeks), there are some major changes coming to the @CurrentIteration macro used for work item queries. We are introducing the concept of a macro parameter, as well as allowing an offset to @CurrentIteration.
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.
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 updates to the work item form layout and functionality and deprecates legacy custom controls.
A little over a year ago we released the new work item form to Visual Studio Team Services and now with TFS 2017 the same great functionality is available to our on-premises customers. Here are some highlights of the new features available today:
Integrated development control to track existing code assets and to create new ones
Notification of changes to work items through the Follows action
@mention and #ID functionality in the discussion field to notify people when a discussion is updated and add relevant work items
A work item extensibility model which lets you extend the form with custom controls,