For the January release, Visual Studio Team Services featured a plethora of 25 improvements!
For starters, let’s get into the details of the new Dashboard Widget SDK!
Public preview of the dashboard widget SDK
It’s here! When the team launched dashboards, they mentioned that the widgets are written as extensions, which would also allow you to write and share your own widgets in time. For the January update, the team is releasing a public preview of the widget SDK. You can get started at Add a dashboard widget.
Thank you in advance for your feedback!
Now, let’s take a look at the list of all the new January features:
- Public preview of the dashboard widget SDK
- Create branch and links to related artifacts
- Build widgets in the catalog
- Markdown widget with file from repository
- Auto-refresh dashboards
- Richer visualizations in the build summary page – Code coverage
- Richer visualizations in the build summary page – Quality trend chart and test duration trend chart
- View passed test results and file bugs in build summary page
- Test summary in build status notification email
- Support for editing tags in the bulk edit dialog
- Deleting a custom field
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Test plan improvements – Filter test plans
- Test plan improvements – Tests from child suites
- Exploratory testing improvements – Search on teams within projects
- Exploratory testing improvements – Explore work item
- Exploratory testing improvements – Create tasks
- Release orchestration improvements – Better control over order of environments in a release
- Release orchestration improvements – Better control over how multiple pending releases get deployed
- Release orchestration improvements – Better control over time of deployment into an environment
- Release orchestration improvements – Better control over approvals
- Retention policies for releases
- UI extensibility for release management
- Search scope selector
- Search across Git and TFVC projects
Wow! That’s quite a release for VSTS! A lot of the improvements above are actually small buckets with multiple updates in them!
Find the details for each of those features for the January release of Visual Studio Team Services:
Have a day! Not just any day. Have this one!
– Ninja Ed