What’s new in Azure DevOps Sprint 156

Anisha Pindoria

Sprint 156 has just finished rolling out to all organizations and you can check out all the new features in the release notes. Here are some of the features that you can start using today.

Comments in Wiki pages 

Previously, you didn’t have a way to interact with others inside wiki. This made collaborating over content and getting questions answered a challenge since conversations had to happen over mail or chat channels. With comments, you can now collaborate with others within wiki. You can leverage the @mention users functionality inside comments to draw the attention of other team members. 

Azure Boards new features

Azure Boards introduced new collaboration features, some of which are listed below:

Customize system picklist values

You can now customize the values for any system picklist (except the reason field) such as Severity, Activity, Priority, etc. The picklist customizations are scoped so that you can manage different values for the same field for each work item type.

Mention people, work items and PRs in text fields

We heard that you wanted the ability to mention people, work items, and PRs in the work item description area (and other HTML fields) on the work item and not just in comments. Sometimes you are collaborating with someone on a work item, or want to highlight a PR in your work item description, but didn’t have a way to add that information. Now you can mention people, work items, and PRs in all long text fields on the work item.

Reactions on discussion comments

You can now add reactions to any comment, and there are two ways to add your reactions – the smiley icon at the top right corner of any comment, as well as at the bottom of a comment next to any existing reactions. You can add all six reactions if you like, or just one or two!

These are just the tip of the iceberg, and there are plenty more features that we’ve released in Sprint 156. Check out the full list of features for this sprint in the release notes.


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