Azure DevOps Blog

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

End of SSH-RSA support for Azure Repos

Azure Repos provides two methods for users to access a git repository in Azure Repos – HTTPS and SSH. To use SSH, you need to create a key pair using one of the supported encryption methods. In the past we’ve been supporting only SSH-RSA and we’ve asked users to enable the SSH-RSA here. This is not required to be done anymore as in 2022 ...

JUnit Attachments Support for Publish Test Results

We've recently made some improvements to the Publish Test Results task in Azure Pipelines. This task now supports file attachments when publishing test results from a JUnit report. JUnit Attachments Report Format The JUnit XML report format doesn't officially have support for file attachments but there is a common convention of including ...

Azure Boards + GitHub improvements in private preview

Today we are happy to announce several improvements to our GitHub integration story. These improvements are vital for those customers who are seeking better traceability between Azure Boards and GitHub repositories. AB# Validation This is a recap of the private preview announcement we made in December 2023. AB# validation is now available to...

New Boards Hub Update, January 2024

In our fall update, we acknowledged the necessity to pause the rollout of New Boards Hub. Our focus was on enhancing its quality, performance, accessibility, and addressing an long list of bugs and issues. We're pleased with the progress achieved in the past few months and want to highlight a few key points as we prepare to make New Boards Hub...

New version of Publish Code Coverage Results task

We’ve introduced a new V2 version of the publish code coverage results task (known as PCCR) in Azure Pipelines recently. The main benefit of the V2 task is the support for more formats of the code coverage results and therefore more programming languages than the V1 task, which was limited to Cobertura and JaCoCo formats only. You can see ...

Final notice of alternate credentials deprecation

In November 2019, we announced that the alternate credentials feature will be formally deprecated in March 2020. Since then, a small number of users were grandfathered in with continued usage of existing alternate credentials, which have remained active until today. We will be discontinuing all usage of alternate credentials this month. Users...

Updates to Azure DevOps Demo Generator and Labs

We are excited to announce that we have published new content to the Azure DevOps Demo Generator and Azure DevOps Labs! (image) The Azure DevOps Labs is a great tool to help you learn about the integrated features offered in Azure DevOps. Now you can use the Azure DevOps end-to-end concepts hands-on lab to learn how you can bring together ...

Work Items in Visual Studio

Several years ago, with the introduction of Visual Studio 2019, we launched a completely revamped work item experience. This updated view operates entirely on REST, replacing the deprecated SOAP APIs utilized in the legacy version. Although Visual Studio 2022 still includes the option to revert to the legacy view, the majority of our users ...

New Boards Hub, Fall Update

If you have been following these posts, then you are more than familiar with our New Boards Hub initiative. We have been doing our best to keep our community informed of the new features and our rollout plans. Now is a good time to provide an update on where things are at with a couple of our new preview features, as well as our rollout plans...

Azure DevOps’ First Consensus Assessment Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ) Now Available

I am thrilled to announce that we have now published, for the first time, a Consensus Assessment Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ) specific to Azure DevOps. The Consensus Assessment Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ) is a tool developed by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). It serves as a standard set of questions aimed at helping potential cloud ...