What’s new in Azure DevOps Sprint 153

Anisha Pindoria

Sprint 153 has just finished rolling out to all organisations and you can check out all the cool features in the release notes. Here are just some of the features that you can start using today.

Support for queries with tree of work items

You can use queries that group work items into a hierarchy in a wiki page. You can embed queries with a tree of work items in a wiki page to show Epics and Features along with the child Tasks and User Stories.

Top publisher certification program

We’ve created a Top Publisher program in the Marketplace to help you evaluate or acquire Azure DevOps extensions/integrations with confidence. The Top Publisher badge implies that the publisher has shown commitment to their customers and the Marketplace through exemplary policies, quality, reliability, and support. Marketplace assigns the badge to a publisher after carefully reviewing the publisher across a variety of parameters. Read more about the Top Publisher program here.

Quickly view linked GitHub activity from the Kanban board

When reviewing the Kanban board yourself or as a team, you often have questions like “has this item started development yet?” or “is this item in review yet?” With the new GitHub annotations on the Kanban board, now you can get a quick sense of where an item is and directly navigate to the GitHub commit, pull request, or issue for more detail. Check out the documentation here and install the Azure Boards app from the GitHub marketplace to get started.

Sometimes you may need to create a copy of a work item and include minor changes to the new work item. Previously, you could only copy the work item’s content and links. Now, you can copy attachments as well.

These are just the tip of the iceberg, and there are plenty more features that we’ve released in Sprint 153. Check out the full list of features for this sprint in the release notes.


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  • Sandrelise Chaves 0

    Hi guys.
    This new version is not ok for backlog itens order. My backlog items list are not maintain order that i defines for execution to my team. I think something is wrong with this release.

  • Gabor Bernics 0

    Hi Anisha, Have you plan for enable the PAT monitoring in the Auditing?

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