Visual Studio Online Update – Oct 30

As usual, you can read the release notes for this update on visualstudio.com.

One of the most popular improvements released this sprint are our new dashboards.  We’ve been dogfooding them internally for a few sprints now and some of my feature teams have put together some very nice dashboards.  There are a number of tile types to choose from and you can add custom tile types to show whatever you like.  Like most of the stuff we do in the cloud, this is just the beginning and there is lots more to do.  Dashboards will evolve rapidly for several more sprints.  Expect them to get better and better (like adding the ability to host PowerBI charts, etc.).  We’ve included a snapshot of the dashboards functionality in TFS 2015 Update 1 for on premises users and will roll in improvements in every subsequent Update.  I’ve taken screenshots of a couple dashboards for 2 of our feature teams just to give you an idea of what people are doing.

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There’s lots of other good stuff in this sprint release – particularly some nice steps in making the rest of our TCM capabilities available via the web.  I’ll let you read the release notes for more.

We have our annual Connect(); event coming up Nov 18-19.  It’s a virtual event so it’s easy to participate.  We’ve got tons of really cool stuff to talk about there.  Tune in to learn more!

Brian