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

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, fetch --prune, and pull --rebase. 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 ...

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...

Git forks now in public preview

Forks - the ability to create a server-side copy of a Git repository - is rolling out across Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and available in TFS 2018 RC1 as a public preview. In VSTS, you won't have to do anything to turn it on, it'll be available by default. If it's not on for you yet, it will be after the current deployment finishes. [...

Git vulnerability with submodules

The Git community has disclosed a serious security vulnerability in Git that can lead to arbitrary code execution. This has been assigned CVE 2017-1000117. The Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) team takes security issues very seriously.  We encourage all users to update their Git clients as soon as possible to address this issue...

Announcing public preview of Wiki in Visual Studio Team Services

Last updated 1/4/2017: Wiki was released to all in October. Read more. Each project in Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) now supports its own Wiki. Now you can conveniently write pages that help your team members and other users understand, use, and contribute to your project. Create my first wiki page When you create your first Wiki, ...