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

Create Azure DevOps Management Reports

When managing any sized organization, there is always the question of how to track and review your existing policies on every single project. There is a solution that can query your exiting projects and provide management reports for a multitude of reports. Using this tool can help you assess and manage all of the projects in your Azure DevOps...

Retrospectives: The Hidden Gem Enabling Teams to Thrive – Part 1

Let me ask you a question. If you asked a world-renowned expert what the single most impactful thing a team could do to improve, what do you think they’d say? I had the opportunity to ask Scott Tannenbaum that question during a recent meeting. Scott is the co-author of the book “Teams that Work”, an evidence-based book outlining the ...

Azure Pipeline: Error: Cannot read properties of undefined (reading ‘templatePath’).

This blog content is compiled by @Ahetejaz from Azure DevOps CSS support team. Recently, he helped a customer in resolving an issue 'Error: Cannot read properties of undefined (reading 'templatePath') in Azure DevOps Services when user tried to edit the YAML pipeline. The reason for the issue was deletion of service connection for external ...

End of support for Azure Pipelines agents running on CentOS 6, Debian 4.9, Fedora 32, Ubuntu 16, macOS 10.14, and older versions

In the blog post Upgrade of .NET agent for Azure Pipelines, we explained our plan to update the agent implementation from .NET Core 3.1 to .NET 6 in order to support newer operating systems. If you run your agents on any operating system supported by .NET 6, then this will be seamless to you. However, if you run the agent on one of the ...

New Boards Hub, Sprint 217 update

As noted in the New Boards Hub 216 Update, we turned on the "Try me" banner for New Boards Hub to new set of customers. As expected, it has spurred a fury of feedback that has kept us busy. It will be at least a sprint or more to address the current backlog of issues reported. In the meantime, please keep using the New Boards Hub and report ...

Updated: February patches for Azure DevOps Server

2/17 Update: After installing Azure DevOps Server 2020.1.2 Patch 5 notifications were not getting delivered. To address this issue, we are re-releasing the patch. If you installed Patch 5, you should download and re-install the patch from the link provided in the instructions below. This month, we are releasing fixes that impact our self-...

Customers using Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 should upgrade the OS on Self-hosted agents

RHEL 6 & .NET Core 3.1 The current versions of the Azure Pipelines agent across all OSes depend on .NET Core 3.1. .NET Core 3.1 no longer ships updates for RHEL 6, including security related patches. We will be updating the .NET Core 3.1 (minor) version to keep it up-to-date for other operating systems. As part of this update we will drop...

Learn Azure DevOps from Zero to Hero

Azure DevOps is FULL of so many features! Myself and Nana from Techworld with Nana teamed up to bring you an Azure DevOps Zero to Hero video! Many of you reading this blog may already be very experienced with Azure DevOps, please share this video to your colleagues and teams that are just getting started. The community (i.e. yourselves!) ...

Disable creation of classic pipelines

YAML pipelines offer the best security for your Azure Pipelines. In contrast to classic build and release pipelines, YAML pipelines: This is why many of you who are security-conscious choose to only use YAML pipelines. Alas, as long as your engineers can choose to use classic pipelines, you will have to continue worrying about their ...