How VSTS is Accelerating the Engineering Group Behind Windows

App Center Team

As part of our engineering processes in Microsoft, we often share best practices and stories of change across the engineering teams in the company. At our latest internal engineering conference as I listened in to sessions, I was struck by the sheer scale of the effort the Windows and Devices Group (WDG) undertook and the problems they’ve solved using Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and wanted to write up some of my key takeaways here.

WDG here at Microsoft powers the operating systems of computing devices across the planet. It looks after not only the Windows operating system, but also Xbox, Surface, HoloLens, the Microsoft Store and much more. With over 22,000 employees and 7,000 software developers in the group, it’s larger than many companies.


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