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

VSTS in Canada

Today we launched our latest Visual Studio Team Services instance in the Canada Central region. This adds to our instances in the United States, Europe, Brazil, Australia, and India. I’ve had numerous conversations with customers who really wanted to have a VSTS account on Canadian soil and Canada was by far the most requested region… Read more

VSTS Update – Sept 15

This week we are deploying our sprint 123 work.  Check out the release notes.  There are a few things I want to highlight… New queries hub – We are on a journey to rework how some key elements of our navigation/data model work.  We are changing the role of “Team” and favorites in the navigation… Read more

VSTS Update – Aug 28

This week we began rolling out our sprint 122 update for Visual Studio Team Services.  Check out the release notes for details. There are a couple of things I want to call out. Work item rules – Work Item rules are the “headliner” for this sprint.  For years and years, the way to create work… Read more

VSTS Update – Aug 4

This week we are deploying our sprint 121 work for Visual Studio Team Services.  There’s a lot of good stuff and you can read the release notes for details. Probably the biggest thing is the public preview of our new Wiki feature.  We’re already using it heavily and I really hope you are going to… Read more

VSTS Update – July 14

This week we are deploying our sprint 120 payload for Visual Studio Team Services.  Check out the release notes for all the detail. The big news of this sprint is the new visual release definition editor that allows you to see the flow of your release through environments.  In the coming sprints we’ll be adding… Read more

Perf results on scaling Git on VSTS with GVFS

A little over a month ago, I gave an update on our progress of moving the Windows team to Git in the largest Git repo on the planet.  At the time, I described the scale of the Windows Git repo (over 3.5M files and ~4,000 engineers), the current performance results and set of improvements that… Read more

A Wiki preview on VSTS

Back in February, I announced our plan to release a fairly full featured Wiki for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS).  I also announced that we were purchasing the Wiki extension that was then in the marketplace.  Since then, we’ve left the Wiki extension in the marketplace pretty much alone and… Read more

How we approach testing VSTS to enable continuous delivery

I like to write, from time to time about our experiences, successes, failures and learnings from delivering Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), a large scale service, on a cloud delivery cadence.  My most recent post reflected on how cool it is to be able to deliver customer fixes within a day or two.  And I’ve… Read more