Modern development teams heavily depend on collaboration. People want (and need) a place to monitor activity (notifications) and talk about it (chat). A few years back, we recognized this trend and set out to build the Team Room to support these scenarios.
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Shortcuts have been in Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS) for a long time, but not many keyboard shortcuts were available and it was not discoverable. Since a few deployments we have introduced more shortcuts using the MouseTrap open source library.
With the release of TFS 2015, we have also updated the process templates. All of these changes were done to:
- Add support for SAFe
- Add an additional portfolio level called “Epic”
- Respond to user feedback
Many of you have requested a list of the improvements that we have made to the process templates,
To increase our engagement with our customers, we created the Visual Studio User Voice site to capture your feedback for Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Visual Studio Online (VSO). Since then more than 20,000 people have been participating and we have received over 2,300 suggestions.
In our latest deployment to Visual Studio Online on July 1, we have removed the Stack Rank (Agile / CMMI) or Backlog Priority (Scrum) field from the work item form. The backlog uses that field to order the items and updates the field to arbitrary values,
The backlog in TFS is an ordered list of work items, such as the product backlog. In Scrum you get the ordered list of PBIs and Bugs, in Agile you will see User Stories and CMMI contains the Requirements and Change Requests.
In our effort to bring continuous improvements to the product, we have made improvements to the stock process templates in VS Update 2. If you have an account on our hosted service or when you create a new team project,