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DevOps, Git, and Agile updates from the team building Azure DevOps

Test & Feedback extension – Create artifacts

In the previous blog "Test & Feedback - Capture your findings", we discussed the full “Capture” capability of the Test & Feedback extension. Once all the findings have been captured, the next step is to create rich actionable work items that can be consumed by the team. In this blog we will focus on the “Create” step and the ...

Test & Feedback – Capture your findings

Test & Feedback extension allows everyone in team, be it developers, testers, product owners, user experience, leads/managers etc. to contribute to quality of the application, thus making it a “team sport”. It enables you to perform exploratory tests or drive your bug bashes, without requiring predefined test cases or test steps. This ...

Announcing General Availability for Test & Feedback extension (formerly Exploratory Testing extension)

Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Test & Feedback extension (formerly Exploratory Testing extension), and this extension is free for all. With agile practices becoming more prevalent, release cycles have become shorter. It doesn’t leave much time for teams to identify all scenarios, record the steps that ...

Cloud-load testing service is hyper-scale ready: lessons from generating 1M concurrent user load

Every now and then we hear of a business-critical app failing during major promotional or seasonal events such as holiday sales. More often than not it turns out that the app is not ready for the massive demand created on such occasions - causing the servers to fail and resulting in dissatisfied customers and lost opportunity. To ensure that ...

Using physical boards alongside your Team Services/TFS Kanban and Taskboards – Agile Cards by Spartez

Agile transformation and ongoing process maintenance are often not as easy as they would seem. Despite the very open nature of Agile Manifesto it is important to maintain consistency between selected methods and the tools. This may become increasingly difficult with the growth of organisations, complexity of projects and internal team ...

Microsoft discontinuing Project Server/TFS Integration. Partner to provide solution

As Agile practices continue to evolve and become our customer’s primary choice for work management, we are changing how TFS and Project Server integrate. With the next major version of TFS, TFS '15', we will no longer provide an out-of-box integration experience between Project Server and Team Foundation Server. Nor will we be providing an ...

Custom work item types on Team Services

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. I apologize for the delay ...

Continuous Delivery of iOS Applications with Visual Studio Team Services

We are happy to announce an Apple App Store extension that allows deploying iOS applications to the Apple App Store via Team Services or Team Foundation Server (2015 Update 3 or later). Along with the Google Play extension, this provides a good story for continuous deployment of iOS and Android mobile applications via Team Services and TFS...

Effective Patterns for Feature Flags

Today, we are inviting Edith Harbaugh from LaunchDarkly as a guest writer for the ALM Blog to talk a little bit about the different patterns of Feature Flag implementations which has been a common topic I get asked about from many of you.  If you didn't see it, Edith joined us on stage at Build 2016 earlier this year to launch a new ...

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