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

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 ...

Git Partial Clone Now Supported in Azure DevOps

Git Partial Clone Treeless and blobless Git Partial Clones are now enabled in Azure DevOps for all customers! Partial clones are a reduced type of git clone that users create via specific arguments on the git command line. For large repositories with a lot of history, they offer a dramatic performance improvement compared to a regular clone, ...

Azure Boards + GitHub Integration Improvements

The existing Azure Boards + GitHub integration has been in place for several years now. This integration was a great starting point, but it does not offer the level of traceability that our customers have grown accustomed to. Based on your feedback, we have put together set of investments to enhance this integration. Our goal is to improve ...

Improved Code Coverage Tab Experience

If you’re using Azure DevOps for your CI/CD pipeline, you may be interested in our recent improvements to code coverage testing. Code coverage tests can help you identify areas of your code that are not tested, or not tested enough, and improve the quality of your automated tests and overall code quality. With our recent updates, you can ...

Team Work Item Automation Rules (Private Preview)

Customers have been requesting to automate state transitions for a while. Take this request from 2018: “When a User Story contains several child tasks, often developers update the child tasks but not the overall state of the User Story. It would be great to automatically update the state of the User Story according to the state of the ...