Azure DevOps Blog

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

Remediating the May 2018 Git Security Vulnerability

The Git community has disclosed an industry-wide security vulnerability in Git that can lead to arbitrary code execution when a user operates in a malicious repository. This vulnerability has been assigned CVE 2018-11235 by Mitre, the organization that assigns unique numbers to track security vulnerabilities in software. Git 2.17.1 was ...

VSTS Public Projects Limited Preview

Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) offers a suite of DevOps capabilities to developers including Source control, Agile planning, Build, Release, Test and more. But until now all these features require the user to first login using a Microsoft Account before they can be used.  Today, we’re starting a limited preview of a new capability that...

VSTS will no longer allow creation of new MSA users with custom domain names backed by AzureAD

3-28-2018 UPDATE : The deadline listed below has been extended to the end of September.  Read my latest blog post for more information. On September 15, 2016, the Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) team blocked the ability to create new Microsoft accounts using email addresses in domains that are configured in Azure AD. Many VSTS customers ...

Remembering How We Should Manage Open Source

A DevSecOps best practice is root cause analysis, so that we can learn from live site incidents and prevent their recurrence. Equifax made news recently with the exfiltration of data from half the US population. This is a sobering opportunity to look at the root cause. The Equifax attack used Apache Struts, a popular open source project for ...

Using Open Source Components? Using TFS?

Back in March, I wrote about the WhiteSource Bolt extension for VSTS. This is a fantastic way to automate security checks for open source vulnerabilities in the release pipeline of your team project. The most frequent question I’ve received is, When can we have this for TFS too? I’m happy to announce that the extension now works ...

Open Source Scanning in Visual Studio Team Services with WhiteSource Bolt

Most organizations today consume open source software in their development projects. The reuse of components enables great productivity gains. However, this practice has an unintended consequence: you can reuse security vulnerabilities or violate licenses without realizing the risk. I wrote about this in an article in MSDN Magazine on Rugged ...