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Supercharge your Git experience in VS

Have you experienced delays when viewing your Git repository or branch history in Visual Studio? Have you run a network command like force-push and had to wait for the operation to complete? Your Git repository may be having performance issues due to its large size. We are happy to integrate a relatively new Git feature called the commit graph...

Azure DevOps requires TLS 1.2 on all connections including Visual Studio

Starting Monday January 31st, Azure DevOps will no longer accept connections coming over TLS 1.0 and 1.1 due to security vulnerabilities in those protocols. Developers have increasingly become the target of hackers and these protocols have known security vulnerabilities not specific to Microsoft’s implementation. Going forward Azure ...

Introducing new Git features to Visual Studio 2022

We continue to enhance the Git experience in Visual Studio, and we are excited to announce some long-awaited updates in version 17.1 Preview 2. Download the latest Visual Studio Preview and check out the following new Git features.   Compare branches Comparing branches provides an overview of differences between two branches ...

Your Visual Studio Dashboard

I keep thinking about a tweet that said you should tackle challenging problems and do everything you can to maximize time well spent, so your ecosystem doesn’t have to.  Because once you’re distracted, it can be challenging to get back into the flow of writing code. Developers juggle a massive cognitive overload of different software, ...

New Azure DevOps Work Item Experience in Visual Studio 2019

In previous versions of Visual Studio, the work item experience was centered around queries, which need to be created and managed to find the right work items. In Visual Studio 2019, we have removed queries and added a new view for work items centered at the developer. This allows the developer to quickly find the work they need and associate them to their pending changes. Removing the need for queries.

Create a CI/CD pipeline to Azure Service Fabric

At //BUILD 2017, we shipped an update to the Continuous Delivery Tools for Visual Studio. This update has support for configuring a Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery pipeline for ASP.NET Core projects with container support to an existing Azure Service Fabric cluster directly from Visual Studio 2017. To configure continuous ...

Create a CI/CD pipeline for containerized ASP.NET Core projects

We are looking to improve your experience on the Visual Studio Blog. It would be very helpful if you could share your feedback via this short survey that should take less than 2 minutes. Thanks! At //BUILD 2017, we shipped an update to the Continuous Delivery Tools for Visual Studio with support for configuring a Continuous Integration and ...

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