Azure DevOps Roadmap update for 2021 Q1

Sidi Merzouk

Sidi

With each quarterly blog update, we bring you a list of enhancements we’re making to Azure DevOps. This time around, we’re also making some changes to the process itself, and we want to share those with you. The current features timeline lacks a state column for features, which requires you to leave the page to check the status of each individual item. Additionally, the states we currently have, which are “Planned,” “In Progress,” “Closed,” and “Cut” don’t cover all the stages of a feature’s lifecycle. So, we are adding more states to the feature workflow and making those states visible on the timeline. We hope this makes it easier for you to understand what’s happening with Azure DevOps and what is coming up.

Current features timeline

Image currentFeaturesTimeline

Planned

Feature in the discovery phase. We have decided to build this feature, but are still figuring out how.

In Progress

We have started working on the feature.

In Preview

We have shipped an early version, and we are gathering feedback.

GA

Ready for production use with associated SLA and technical support obligations.

Delayed

We have encountered unexpected circumstances, which caused delays.

Updated features timeline

Image newFeaturesTimeline

When a feature is in the “In Preview” state, it will have a clickable link that takes you to a blog post that contains information about how you can join the preview. Similarly, the “GA” status will also include a link to the release notes or a documentation page for that given feature. The roadmap will get updated on a monthly cadence moving forward to increase transparency.

We want to hear your feedback

We always appreciate your feedback, because it helps us prioritize what we should work on. If you have a new feature suggestion or a change you’d like to see for an existing feature, let us know on the Developer Community or reach out to us on Twitter.

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    Guillaume Davion

    Might be nice to put back the link to the roadmap 😉
    I’ve seen it in the relevant links on the bottom of the page, but that’s not obvious

    • Sidi Merzouk
      Sidi MerzoukMicrosoft employee

      Thank you, Guillaume, for the feedback! I’ve updated the blog post to include a link to the features timeline page.

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    Pierre Noël

    In the second screenshot there is a feature about ease of firewall rules creation that really interest me but I can’t find it in the feature timeline page or the release notes.

    Is that feature really existing and in preview? If yes can we have a link?

    • Aaron Hallberg
      Aaron HallbergMicrosoft employee

      Sorry about that, Pierre – that feature has shipped already, but somehow got lost in the shuffle as we reworked the page. We’ll get that resolved, but in the meantime you can find more information in the roadmap item here and the blog post from when it shipped here.

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    Matt Boothman

    Any fix for openssl connection issues using git on IPv6?

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    Ajitpal Singh

    Thanks for recent updates on the Azure DevOps and Server. In the Feature timeline, didn’t see anything around the OData release and its feature update for server. Any ideas when will OData3.0-preview will go GA for DevOps Server? Thanks