Azure DevOps Blog

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

Learn Azure DevOps from Zero to Hero

Azure DevOps is FULL of so many features! Myself and Nana from Techworld with Nana teamed up to bring you an Azure DevOps Zero to Hero video! Many of you reading this blog may already be very experienced with Azure DevOps, please share this video to your colleagues and teams that are just getting started. The community (i.e. yourselves!) ...

Disable creation of classic pipelines

YAML pipelines offer the best security for your Azure Pipelines. In contrast to classic build and release pipelines, YAML pipelines: This is why many of you who are security-conscious choose to only use YAML pipelines. Alas, as long as your engineers can choose to use classic pipelines, you will have to continue worrying about their ...

New Boards Hub, Sprint 216 update

Because of the holidays, and our deployment schedule, this update includes our progress for both sprint 215 and 216. You will notice a lot of bugs being fixed in these sprints. Some of the issues being significant. We also turned on the "Try the New Boards Hub" message to another ring of customers this week. This will no doubt produce another...

New Boards Hub, Sprint 214 Update

List of New Boards Hub bugs fixed in sprint 214. We enabled the "Try New Boards Hub" message across another ring of accounts. The process continues to go slower than originally expected. Every time we enable the message, we receive more feedback on issues that need to be fixed. This process will continue over the next couple of sprints. We ...

Upgrade of .NET agent for Azure Pipelines

We are upgrading the .NET used by Azure Pipelines agent from current .NET Core 3.1 to .NET 6. This is to support new Apple silicon hardware as well as newer operating systems such as Ubuntu 22.04, or Windows on ARM64. Another reason for the .NET upgrade is the fact the .NET Core 3.1 version is already in maintenance phase and the support ends ...

New Boards Hub, Sprint 213 Update

Nothing exciting to report for sprint 213. We spent most of our time fixing issues and continue to make good progress. You will also see the new usability feature added below. Notable bugs fixed Note: Although these items are fixed, they may not be released to all organizations yet. Rollout can take a few days to a couple weeks. Copy link...

Azure DevOps client libraries migrated to MSAL

The Microsoft.VisualStudio.Services.InteractiveClient library is a public NuGet package that takes care of authenticating to Azure DevOps Services. It abstracts away the acquisition, management and refreshing of authentication tokens, so developers can focus on their goals and stay productive. Historically, the interactive client library has ...

All Azure DevOps REST APIs now support PAT scopes

Recently, the Azure DevOps team completed an initiative to associate all Azure DevOps REST APIs with a granular personal access token (PAT) scope. As part of our ongoing investments in security, we undertook this effort to reduce the risks associated with a leaked PAT credential. Previously, a number of Azure DevOps REST APIs were not ...

New Boards Hub, Sprint 212 Update

In sprint 211 we enabled the "Try the New Boards Hub" banner and popup. This has resulted in a lot of great user feedback, and in turn, a pile of bugs. Our main focus in sprint 212 was fixing these bugs. That trend will continue through sprint 213. Oh, and we did squeeze in one new usability feature (see below) that has been a problem for a ...

Integrate security into your developer workflow with GitHub Advanced Security for Azure DevOps

Exciting things are in store for Azure DevOps in the coming year! We’re planning deep investments in security as well as broad investment across the product. Read on for more information, and then be sure to check out our updated roadmap at https://aka.ms/AzureDevOpsRoadmap. Deep investments in security First, we are super excited about ...