Connect(); announcements

We’re announcing a bunch of new things at Connect(); this week.  It’s an exciting time.  Connect(); is an annual developer event where we focus particularly on improving the overall experience for developers.  We’ve queued up a lot of good news and I wanted to share a few highlights – particularly from the DevOps space that… Read more

DevOps at Microsoft – lots of videos

My team is responsible for many of the engineering tools we use at Microsoft (affectionately called the One Engineering System or 1ES – paralleling Satya’s “One Microsoft” mantra).  As part of that responsibility we get to interact deeply with teams across the company and learn from what they are doing.  We try to take the… Read more

DevOps @ Connect(); 2017

I am excited…There will be lots of news…at Microsoft Connect(); 2017 happening Wednesday Nov 15th in New York City. Please join the live stream starting at 10:00 AM EST for Scott Guthrie’s keynote, where he will showcase lots of new innovations across Azure, .NET, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Team Services and more.  At 3:00 PM… Read more

Visual Studio Team Services in Hong Kong

Today we opened a new VSTS instance in Hong Kong – the Azure “East Asia” region.  This adds to our instances in US, Europe, Brazil, India and Australia, giving us reasonably short distance access to every part of the world – except Africa.  We will continue to build out local support in new regions and… Read more

Team Foundation Server 2017 Update 3 available

Today we released the final build of TFS 2017 Update 3.  This release follows the release candidate and addresses all the customer feedback we have gotten and all the issues we have found in extensive testing.  If you are on TFS 2017 or are upgrading to it, this is the release I would recommend for… Read more

VSTS Update – Oct 30

This week we started our sprint 125 deployment.  You can read the release notes for details. I won’t comment too much on the new capabilities this sprint.  There’s a bunch of nice stuff but not a lot that is earth shaking.  Our focus for the last sprint or two has been on some things we… Read more

Team Foundation Server 2018 and SQL Server

About 6 weeks ago, I wrote a post announcing the availability of TFS 2018 RC1.  In the comments, there ensued a sizeable conversation about the requirement for SQL Server 2016 or later (rather than also supporting SQL Server 2014).  It was good to get the feedback.  I read it carefully and we discussed it within… Read more

VSTS Update – Oct 9

This week we are deploying our sprint 124 work.  You can get all the details in our release notes. I’m running late this sprint so I’m going to keep my summary short. The biggest change this release is in the work items and code search experiences.  We’ve significantly reworked the filtering UI to make it… Read more

TFS 2018 RC2 is available

Today we shipped the second release candidate for Team Foundation Server 2018.  If all goes well, this should be the final release candidate.  We’ll make sure that all the issues you report are addressed and we’ll ship the final version in a couple of months.  From the release notes, you can see TFS 2018 has… Read more