Aaron Hallberg

Senior Director of Product, Azure DevOps

Aaron has been part of the Azure DevOps team since Team Foundation Server 2008, first as a developer and now in product.

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Adopting the word “organization”

In our interactions with users, we see a lot of confusion over the word account. Currently we use account to mean things like https://contoso.visualstudio.com and things like admin@contoso.com. To avoid this confusion, and to better align with the terminology of the broader developer and OSS community, we will be adopting the word organization...

Visual Studio Team Services is in East Asia!

In 2014, we set a goal to make Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) a global service. This is driven by our commitment to provide our customers around the world great performance and compliance with local data sovereignty requirements. Between 2014 and 2016 we announced VSTS instances in Europe, Australia, India, and Brazil. Two months ago ...

Monitoring Team Foundation Server 2018

Monitoring on-premises Team Foundation Server deployments is an important part of keeping them running smoothly, especially for large enterprise deployments. Good monitoring can help administrators avoid issues before they impact end users, as well as react quickly when user impacts do occur. TFS has shipped management packs for System Center...

Visual Studio Team Services is in Canada!

In 2014, we set a goal to make Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) a global service. This is driven by our commitment to provide our customers around the world great performance and compliance with local data sovereignty requirements. Between 2014 and 2016 we announced VSTS instances in Europe, Australia, India, and Brazil. Along the way we ...

Visual Studio Team Services Encryption at Rest

Customers interested in ensuring the highest level of protection for their data stored in Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) often ask about our ability to encrypt their data at rest. To meet these organizational security and compliance requirements, our goal is to fully encrypt all customer data in VSTS. Toward that end, over the past several...

Monitoring build resources with the TFS 2017 management pack

The Microsoft System Center Management Pack for Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2017 (what a name!) has been available for about a month now. One important change to note in this version of the management pack is that it no longer supports monitoring of build resources. But don't worry - you can still easily monitor these resources using ...

Run To Click Debugging in Visual Studio 2017

You have many options when navigating through your code with the debugger in Visual Studio including setting breakpoints, stepping, and using Run to Cursor. In Visual Studio 2017 we have introduced Run to Click, a new way to more easily debug your code - point and click style. You no longer need to set temporary breakpoints or step several ...

Reattach To Process in Visual Studio 2017

Sometimes when developing an application you can’t simply F5 to start debugging the application. In these cases you can use Attach to Process to debug. Many times if you need to debug this way, you will often need to attach to the same application repeatedly. In Visual Studio 2017 we have introduced Reattach to Process (Shift+Alt+P) to ...

Team Foundation Server 2017 and Kerberos Authentication

In Team Foundation Server 2017 we made a change to the default security support providers used by our IIS site for Windows Authentication. We didn’t anticipate this change attracting much notice, since we had ensured (through extensive testing) that there would not be any impact for existing TFS deployments and since we were making things ...

Test & Feedback – Collaborate with your team

In the previous blogs, we have gone through the first two steps – Capture your findings and Create artifacts. In this blog, we will take you through the third step i.e. Collaborate. Test & Feedback extension provides many ways in which teams can collaborate with one another to drive the quality. You can use the extension to share your ...