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@CurrentIteration, Team Parameter, Offset

With our Sprint 131 update (rolling out over the next few weeks), there are some major changes coming to the @CurrentIteration macro used for work item queries. We are introducing the concept of a macro parameter, as well as allowing an offset to @CurrentIteration. These updates are mainly motivated by: Using the Team ...

Stakeholders can now view VSTS Analytics widgets

Why can't Stakeholders view the Analytics widgets? That is a question we often heard. Now we have an answer. They can! Well, now they can. We've updated the VSTS Analytics extension to allow users with Free licenses (Stakeholders license) to view Analytics widgets. This means Stakeholders can view CFD, Lead/Cycle Time, Velocity, Burndown/...

Power BI and VSTS Analytics

We have been working hard to improve the integration between VSTS Analytics and Power BI. We are happy to announce we've released the first step in doing so. The VSTS Power BI Desktop Connector has been updated to provide additional options for historical trend and bug analysis.   Please refer to our guidance on connecting to VSTS with Power...

November extensions round-up: Actionable Insights for Agile teams and a widget for easy access to all teams in your project

The round-up is back for November! I'm sorry for not posting in October. My wife and I welcomed our second child, a girl, into the world. I was at home spending time with them because they grow up so fast :) But now I'm back, and some really exciting extensions went live in the Marketplace this month. RippleRock, has entered the Marketplace ...

VSTS Analytics OData now publicly available

The Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) Analytics OData feed has been promoted to full public preview, available to everyone. Developers can use OData to access VSTS Analytics to write 3rd party or custom widgets. Or, write any tool or extension that takes advantage of the VSTS Analytics data model. This OData feed is built on VSTS Analytics, ...

Chef brings Habitat to VSTS, and Agile Extensions makes editing your backlog a breeze

This month I have two extensions that I am excited about. Chef, who earlier this year released their core set of CI/CD tasks for working with Chef, is adding a new extension that connects VSTS with their app & container automation system, Habitat. Agile Extensions is also making an early splash in the Marketplace with the newest awesome ...

Burndown and Burnup Widgets available for the VSTS Analytics Extension

UPDATE 10/06/2017. The S123 Deployment is complete. The Burndown / Burnup widgets are now available for all accounts. === The Burndown and Burnup Widgets are now available for those who have installed the Analytics Extension on their Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) accounts. (NOTE: The S123 Deployment should be completed by the end of ...

Work Item Type and Inclusive Design

A little over a month ago, we rolled out work item type icons to all Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) accounts and Team Foundation Server (TFS) with 2017.2. It's been awesome to see @VSTS tweets, Developer Community feedback, and direct emails from customers that are very excited about the icons. Additionally, we've received a lot of ...

Handling a TFS 2018 Upgrade from Old Form to New Form

As of TFS 2017.2, the old work item form <Layout> tag has been deprecated and is no longer supported in TFS 2018. If you are upgrading your server and have a collection where the new work item form has not been enabled you will encounter the following severe warning during readiness checks: [VS403364]: This release introduces major ...

Human readable tests and build chaining in July’s VSTS extension round-up

Our community of publishers continues to grow and the contributions they're making are great. This month I've got an extension for chaining build definitions together, and another that was written because people were searching for it in the Marketplace. SpecFlow+LivingDoc See it in the Marketplace here: https://marketplace.visualstudio....

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