Work items in Visual Studio Team Services can be customized to meet the needs of your individual organization. Today, project administrators can add/remove fields to a work item form, change the way fields are displayed on a form, define states that your work item can move through,
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Today, we’re announcing a brand new Visual Studio Team Services feature… Delivery Plans.
What are Delivery Plans?
When you’re planning and tracking work, it’s often necessary to see that work across Teams and Projects. Visual Studio Team Services already provides customizable Kanban boards and Backlogs to help teams get their work done,
Update 11/9: The Kanban board tab integration has begun rolling out to Teams clients. Some users will see it today and all users will be able to configure the tab integration by tomorrow 11/10.
Earlier today, Microsoft Teams was announced. Microsoft Teams is a new chat-based workspace in Office365 that makes collaborating on software projects with Team Services a breeze.
NOTE 9/13: The custom work item type feature should now be rolled out to all accounts. If you are not seeing it, please reach out to me directly.
NOTE 9/12: As evidenced by the comments, this feature is still rolling out across Team Services so not all accounts will see the custom work item type feature just yet.
The first milestone in bringing states customization to Team Services is here. With the latest deployment, you can customize the states on your inherited work item types. Let’s jump into the new functionality.
Adding custom states
Adding new states starts from the process administration page.
The wait is over. With the latest deployment to Team Services, you can now add a checkbox to your work items. To do this, simply add a Boolean field to your work item type.
It’s been a long journey and I’m sure more than one of you is wondering why it’s taken us so long.