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How we use RM – Part 1

< p>The teams that contribute to VSTS (TFS and other micro-services like Release Management, Package Management, etc) began using Release Management to deploy to production as outlined by Buck Hodges in this blog. However, in Feb this year, there was some feedback that it was difficult to debug failed deployments using RM, and that ...

Live architecture dependency validation in Visual Studio “15” Preview 5

In the past year, you told us that you considered removing unwanted dependencies to be an important part of managing your technical debt. The Layer designer enables you to validate architectural dependencies in your Visual Studio solutions. It first shipped in Visual Studio 2010, and is now part of Visual Studio Enterprise. But the experience ...

How we work and lessons we’ve learned building Team Services and TFS

Here are two recent presentations that discuss the evolution of our team from an on-premises software team to a DevOps services team. The first one is a presentation by Matt Manela and Jose Rady Allende at Microsoft Ignite last week. Matt is the engineering manager and Jose the PM for one of the feature teams building the Agile features in ...

Visual Studio Marketplace hits a major milestone – 1 million page views and 250K unique users!

At Connect() we announced the *Public Preview *of Visual Studio Marketplace – the one place to discover and acquire extensions, integrations and subscriptions for the Visual Studio family of products. On Jan 10th, in just about 52 days, we hit a major milestone – 1 million page views and 250K unique users !!   This has been made ...

Developer Division’s transformation to DevOps by Sam Guckenheimer

Good friend and coworker, Sam Guckenheimer presented at a recent Gartner conference how we changed the developer division from shipping a box product ~every year to delivering value every week with Visual Studio Team Services.  In this presentation Sam discusses how we scaled our process to this cadence(production first mindset), how to ...

PHP Build Task from Cory Fowler’s DevOps PHPWorld Presentation

As you may have seen from the DevOps presentation I have been hanging out with Cory lately… For his PHPWorld Presentation we teamed up to see how hard it would be to get our DevOps demo working with PHP.  Specifically creating a CI build for PHP and as part of that pipeline run a load test…turns out it was a piece of cake and it took ...

“No such interface supported” in Visual Studio 2015 on Windows 10

If you upgraded your Windows 10 machine from an earlier version of Windows 10, and are running Visual Studio 2015, this post describes a workaround to a known issue. If you installed Windows 10 cleanly, or upgraded directly from Windows 7 or 8.x, then there is no issue, feel free to skip this post. Once again, thanks to the efforts of users ...

Known Issue for Diagnostics Tool window in Visual Studio 2015 RC: “The diagnostic tools failed unexpectedly”

Updated 2015-07-23: Updated for Visual Studio 2015 RTM Updated 2015-06-01: Added symptom for ASP.NET MVC apps PLEASE NOTE: These issues have been resolved with Visual Studio 2015 RTM. These workarounds should no longer be necessary, and implementing them will not resolve other issues. If you are using the RTM version of Visual Studio 2015...

What’s new in CodeLens for Visual Studio 2015 RC?

On April 17, 2015, we announced the General Availability of CodeLens in Visual Studio Online. However, the biggest news by far is that, in addition to Visual Studio Enterprise, CodeLens is now available in Visual Studio Professional 2015. This is one of the top requests we’ve had from customers. It received 3,461 votes on user voice. We ...

Layer Validation in Visual Studio architecture modeling tools may result in excessive size of user’s temporary folder

When you perform Layer Validation using the tools available from the Architecture menu in Enterprise versions of Visual Studio 2012 and 2013, especially when Layer Validation is part of a Build process, you may find excessive growth of the user's temporary folder due to caching of binary assemblies. This issue does not affect final release ...

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