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

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

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