Now available: Azure DevOps Server 2019 Update 1 RTW

Erin Dormier

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Today, we are announcing the availability of Azure DevOps Server 2019 Update 1. Azure DevOps Server brings the Azure DevOps experience to self-hosted environments. Customers with strict requirements for compliance can run Azure DevOps Server on-premises and have full control over the underlying infrastructure.

This release includes a ton of new features, which you can see in our release notes, and rolls up the security patches that have been released for Azure DevOps Server 2019 and 2019.0.1. You can upgrade to Azure DevOps Server 2019 Update 1 from Azure DevOps Server 2019 or Team Foundation Server 2012 or later.

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Here are some feature highlights:

Analytics extension no longer needed to use Analytics

Analytics is increasingly becoming an integral part of the Azure DevOps experience. It is an important capability for customers to help them make data driven decisions. For Update 1, we’re excited to announce that customers no longer need an extension to use Analytics. Customers can now enable Analytics inside the Project Collection Settings. New collections created in Update 1 and Azure DevOps Server 2019 collections with the Analytics extension installed that were upgraded will have Analytics enabled by default. You can find more about enabling Analytics in the documentation.

New Basic process

Some teams would like to get started quickly with a simple process template. The new Basic process provides three work item types (Epics, Issues, and Tasks) to plan and track your work.

Accept and execute on issues in GitHub while planning in Azure Boards

You can now link work items in Azure Boards with related issues in GitHub. Your team can continue accepting bug reports from users as issues within GitHub but relate and organize the team’s work overall in Azure Boards.

Pull Request improvements

We’ve added a bunch of new pull request features in Azure Repos. You can now automatically queue expired builds so PRs can autocomplete. We have added support for Fast-Forward and Semi-Linear merging when completing PRs. You can also filter by the target branch when searching for pull requests to make them easier to find.

Simplified YAML editing in Azure Pipelines

We continue to receive feedback asking to make it easier to edit YAML files for Azure Pipelines. In this release, we have added a web editor with IntelliSense to help you edit YAML files in the browser. We have also added a task assistant that supports most of the common task input types, such as pick lists and service connections.

Test result trend (Advanced) widget

The Test result trend (Advanced) widget displays a trend of your test results for your pipelines or across pipelines. You can use it to track the daily count of test, pass rate, and test duration.

Azure Artifacts improvements

This release has several improvements in Azure Artifacts, including support for Python Packages and upstream sources for Maven. Also, Maven, npm, and Python package types are now supported in Pipeline Releases.

Wiki features

There are several new features for the wiki, including permalinks for the wiki pages, @mention for users and groups, support for HTML tags, and markdown templates for formulas and videos. You can also include work item status in a wiki page and can follow pages to get notified when the page is edited, deleted or renamed.

Please provide any feedback via Twitter to @AzureDevOps or in our Developer Community.

Erin Dormier
Erin Dormier

Principal Program Manager, Azure DevOps

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