VS Team Services Update – Nov 7

This week we are rolling out our sprint 108 work to Team Services.  You can read the release notes for details.

It’s another comparatively “light” sprint.  It’s the last sprint that should be significantly affected by our work to wrap up shipping TFS 15.  We’re pretty much done, have incorporated the feedback we got from RC2 and feel we are about ready.  Looking forward to getting TFS 15 shipped.

One of the biggest things we’ve delivered this sprint is integration with the new Microsoft Teams collaboration tool.  We’ve enabled chat integration and hosting of our Kanban board in a team context.  It’s still preview and has some rough edges.  We’ll keep refining it but we’re pretty excited about it.

We also released a lot of improvements to our build and release pipeline – including long awaited support for .NET Core, Docker improvements and much more.

A little “peeking ahead” thought… Our next deployment (sprint 109) will start in just over 2 weeks.  That will be the last deployment for the year – we’re going to skip 110 because it falls right in the middle of the Christmas holidays.  Our next sprint deployment (after 109) will be 111 in early January.

We also have our annual Connect(); event next week in New York.  We’ll be announcing a bunch of cool new stuff.  I encourage you to tune in if you get the chance.

Brian