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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....

Velocity Widget available for the VSTS Analytics Extension

The Velocity Widget is now available for those who've installed the Analytics Extension on their Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) accounts. The Velocity Widget provides functionality not available in the Velocity Chart displayed on the Backlog view, such as: If you haven't already, install the Analytics ...

See the big picture with ProductPlan, and drag & drop your work items to plan your sprints with Sprint Drop Plan calendar in the June Team Services Extensions Round-up

This month I've got two extensions to enhance how you plan. Whether you're sharing a product roadmap with partners, or planning a sprint for your engineering team, the Marketplace continues to have you covered. ProductPlan I am a big fan of communicating the big picture to my team and partners. It helps align everyone to the team goals ...

Mobile work item form general availability

We are very excited to announce the general availability of the mobile work item form and the mobile My work items page in Visual Studio Team Services. We now have a full end-to-end experience to find work items that matter to you, and view and edit them using a form optimized for mobile devices. Mobile work item form About five months ago ...

New Release Definition Editor in Team Services

Have you ever struggled to create a mental model of how the deployments to your environments would progress? We are introducing the pipeline view for your release definitions that will show how your deployments flow. Approvals, environment and deployment settings are now in-context and easily configurable. The new release definition editor ...

Announcing General Availability of Work item search

Discovering relevant work items should consume as little time and effort as possible. That’s why we have built work item search with speed and simplicity in mind, so you can spend more of your time on your work and less time searching for work items.  Say hello to Work item search, now available by default with Visual Studio Team Services...

Delivery Plans now included with Visual Studio Team Services basic access level

Earlier this year we introduced a preview of the new Delivery Plans feature for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS).  Today, I'm excited to announce that Delivery Plans is officially out of "preview", and is now included with the VSTS basic access level at no additional cost. Additionally, Delivery Plans will also be included in Team ...

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