Azure DevOps Blog

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

New Navigation for Visual Studio Team Services

I’m excited to share the new navigation we’re working on for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) to modernize the user experience and give you more flexibility. As Lori mentioned in her blog post, our goal to create an integrated suite that also gives the flexibly to pick and choose the services that work best for you. That goal is...

Queries Hub Updates Generally Available

The New Queries Hub streamlines many of the existing features from the old hub and provides new capabilities to make it easier to get to the queries that are important to you. It is now generally available for VSTS customers and coming to TFS in the next major version. Expanded Directory pages The left panel for query navigation has been ...

Announcing the deprecation of the WIT and Test Client OM

Updated contents on April 2, 2019 Since the first version of Team Foundation Server (TFS) in 2005, we have provided a set of SOAP APIs for programmatic interaction with Work Items and Tests. In recent years, REST has replaced SOAP as the preferred method for building integrations offering a simpler and more flexible programming model, support...

Announcing the DevOps Resource Center

One of the favorite parts of my job is curating a web site with the stories of how we work. Those experience reports and more of our guidance are now  consolidated at https://aka.ms/devops. In addition to our own stories, this center offers content to help your team learn DevOps practices, Git (including Git at scale), and Agile. There's ...

Power BI and VSTS – Integration made easy

We are excited to announce an easy-to-use solution for integrating Power BI with VSTS Analytics. You don’t have to know how to write OData queries anymore! Our new feature Analytics views makes getting VSTS work tracking data into Power BI simple, and it works for the largest accounts. Similar to a work items query, an Analytics View ...

@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, ...