Azure DevOps Blog

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

Final notice of alternate credentials deprecation

In November 2019, we announced that the alternate credentials feature will be formally deprecated in March 2020. Since then, a small number of users were grandfathered in with continued usage of existing alternate credentials, which have remained active until today. We will be discontinuing all usage of alternate credentials this month. Users...

Azure DevOps’ First Consensus Assessment Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ) Now Available

I am thrilled to announce that we have now published, for the first time, a Consensus Assessment Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ) specific to Azure DevOps. The Consensus Assessment Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ) is a tool developed by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). It serves as a standard set of questions aimed at helping potential cloud ...

The evolution of quality assurance and how Azure Test Plans is driving the future of manual testing

The Deming Prize from Japan is the highest honour in Total Quality Management in the world. Japanese products are known for their superior quality, but it wasn’t always the case. In the 1950s fresh out of defeat in the World War 2, Japan was desperately trying to shift manufacturing from military to civilian products for trade. However the ...

Improved Flaky Test Management in Azure Pipelines

In software development, testing is an integral part of the development process. Tests are used to verify that software behaves as expected, and they ensure that changes made to the code do not break existing functionality. However, there is a problem that often arises when running automated tests: Flaky tests. Flaky tests are tests that ...

Azure DevOps Achieves ISO 26262 ASIL D level of Certification

We are pleased to announce that Azure DevOps has successfully passed the ISO 26262 ASIL D certification, the highest level of Functional Safety management process, by TÜV SUD, an international independent third-party testing and certification company. This certification demonstrates Microsoft's commitment to providing our Automotive customers...

Azure DevOps Roadmap update

Last week we made significant updates to our product roadmap. We published the latest features for 2022, updated the list of features for 2023, and included an initiatives section that provides details about the product strategy and long-term investments. (image) In addition to including a new list of key features and initiatives, we also ...

Opt-in to Auditing on Azure DevOps

Auditing has now been made an opt-in feature on Azure DevOps and will only be available to organizations that are connected to Azure Active Directory. While Auditing is still in public preview at the moment, the ability to enable and disable Auditing in your organizations is now available. You should see these changes in your settings within ...