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

How to Contribute to Git (on Windows)

Git was originally designed for Unix systems and still today, all the build tools for the Git codebase assume you have standard Unix tools available in your path. If you have an open-source mindset and want to start contributing to Git, but primarily use a Windows machine, then you may have trouble getting started. In fact, while responding ...

New Git Features in Visual Studio 2017 Update 6

This week we released Visual Studio 2017 Update 6. In this release, you can now push, delete, and view all of the Git tags in your repository. Additionally, if you use Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), you can checkout pull request branches making it easier to review, test, and build changes. To learn more about what else is new in Visual ...

Link wiki pages and work items, write math formulas in Wiki, Keyboard shortcuts and more…

Happy new year to all Wiki lovers. We are learning a lot with each passing day and in this blog I will share our learning and value that we delivered in the past few sprints. Few of these features are coming up in this sprint (Jan end). Link work items and Wiki pages In October, we had enabled the referencing work items to a wiki page, now ...

Microsoft’s Performance Contributions to Git in 2017

Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) hosts the largest Git repository in the world: the Windows source code. Keeping a primary copy of the code available in the cloud and having it be performant while being updated by over 4000 users at the same time is a monumental achievement, but it is only useful if engineers can use the core Git client on ...

New Git Features in Visual Studio 2017 Update 5

This week we released Visual Studio 2017 Update 5. In this release, we added new Git features which were based on your UserVoice requests to support Git submodules, Git worktrees, , and . To learn more about all of our Git features and what's new in Visual Studio 2017 Update 5, check out our Git tutorials and the Visual Studio release notes...

Announcing public preview of Wiki search

Search wiki pages Over time as teams document more content in wiki pages, finding relevant content becomes increasingly difficult. To maximize collaboration, you need the ability to easily discover content across all your projects. Now you can use wiki search to quickly find relevant wiki pages by title or page content across all projects ...

Supporting Inner Source with Forks

We're very excited to announce that we've added the ability to fork Git repositories hosted in Visual Studio Team Services. If you work on open source projects, then you're probably already familiar with repository forks. A fork takes a Git repository and creates a duplicate copy of it - on Visual Studio Team Services - and lets you work in ...

GVFS Updates: More Performance, More Availability

It's been a few months since we last talked about GVFS, the technology that allows Git to support Enterprise-scale Git repositories. And it's been a busy few months.  Not only have we been working on a ton of performance improvements, we've also been getting it ready for a wider audience so that we can bring modern version control and DevOps ...

VSTS SSH on Azure’s Global Network

Over the past few months, we've been moving SSH for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) onto Azure's global network. As part of the move, we’re asking our SSH users to update their remotes to new SSH URLs. We have rolled out the new URLs to all accounts, and will be maintaining support for the old URLs though December 1, 2017. We recognize ...

Wiki* to turn Wiki & many exciting features

It has been 3 months since Wiki went live and thanks to your feedback, we believe this is the right time to remove preview tag from Wiki. Wiki* will be Wiki in the coming days. I would like to give a shout out to everyone in the developer community , VSTS user voice, and those who reached out to us with their feedback to make VSTS better...