Team Services Update – May 11, 2017

As you may know, this week is the //Build conference.  Along side that event, we are announcing a ton of VS Team Services enhancements, including rolling out our sprint 117 upgrade.  Some of the changes are available immediately (because they were previously deployed and only required a feature flag to be flipped) and others will… Read more

Team Explorer for TFS 2017

When we shipped TFS 2017 and Visual Studio 2017, we didn’t provide a “Team Explorer” like solution.  Historically our Team Explorer installer has been available for customers that want a rich client to access version control and some work item tracking features in TFS or VS Team Services.  We didn’t release it because we needed… Read more

Team Services Update – Mar 29 2017

This week we begin rolling out our sprint 115 work.  You can read the release notes for details.  As usual, this is a forewarning of the changes, it could take up to 2 weeks before all the changes are visible in your account.  The update should go live in the first public accounts today. Overall,… Read more

Open sourcing the MSTest Test Framework

A couple of months ago I blogged about open sourcing the VS Test platform.  In that post, I talked about the numerous test frameworks that it supports, on of the most popular ones being MSTest.  I also foreshadowed our plan to also open source MSTest V2.  Today I’m happy to announce that we have open… Read more

Team Services Update – Mar 8, 2017

This week we are deploying our sprint 114 work.  Check out the release notes to read the details.  As usual, it will take a couple of weeks for the changes to roll out across all accounts. Here’s a CliffsNotes version of some of the highlights of this sprint: Delivery plans continue to make progress with… Read more

Team Services/TFS Roadmap update

Last week, we published an update to our roadmap (otherwise known as “Features timeline” :)). If you’re curious about what we are working on and when it is coming, I encourage you to go check it out.  This timeline is intended to give a rough idea what we are planning to deliver in the cloud… Read more

Team Services Update – Feb 15

This week we are beginning the deployment of our sprint 113 improvements.  You can read the release notes for details. Among other things, there’s a bunch of nice improvements to the Pull Request experience – we continue to refine and evolve it. We also did a “V2” overhaul of the package management UI.  We think it’s… Read more

A Wiki for Team Services and TFS

One of the big areas of investment for us recently is “social” experiences.  I’m using a fairly broad definition of that term, including a focus on “me” and my stuff and capabilities that improve collaboration across my team, project, organization.  You’ve already seen lots of pieces that support this general direction: The new account pages… Read more

More on GVFS

After watching a couple of days of GVFS conversation, I want to add a few things. What problems are we solving? GVFS (and the related Git optimizations) really solves 4 distinct problems: A large number of files – Git doesn’t naturally work well with hundreds of thousands or millions of files in your working set.  We’ve optimized it… Read more

Scaling Git (and some back story)

A couple of years ago, Microsoft made the decision to begin a multi-year investment in revitalizing our engineering system across the company.  We are a big company with tons of teams – each with their own products, priorities, processes and tools.  There are some “common” tools but also a lot of diversity – with VERY MANY… Read more