Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Champion of Champions 2017 award

We are pleased to announce the nominees and winner of the Champion of  Champions Award 2017, selected by their peers for impact over the past 12 months. The champion of champions is the brightest star amongst all ALM Rangers, who we admire and respect. Reviewing the nominations is always an amazing experience. It’s humbling to…


New Release Definition Editor in Team Services

Have you ever struggled to create a mental model of how the deployments to your environments would progress? We are introducing the pipeline view for your release definitions that will show how your deployments flow. Approvals, environment and deployment settings are now in-context and easily configurable. The new release definition editor is currently in early adopter…


Announcing General Availability of Work item search

Discovering relevant work items should consume as little time and effort as possible. That’s why we have built work item search with speed and simplicity in mind, so you can spend more of your time on your work and less time searching for work items.  Say hello to Work item search, now available by default…


Import an API from a Function App now available in the APIs blade

With the latest feature rollout you will be able to import an API from an Azure Function App in the APIs blade. The Function App being imported need to have an OpenAPI (Swagger) definition. You can create an OpenAPI definition for your Function App by following this guide.


Announcing the deprecation of the old Work Item Form in TFS

A little over a year ago we released the new work item form to Visual Studio Team Services and now with TFS 2017 the same great functionality is available to our on-premises customers. Here are some highlights of the new features available today: Integrated development control to track existing code assets and to create new…

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Announcing public preview of the new Deployment Groups in Release Management

Today we are excited to announce the public preview of the new Deployment Groups in Visual Studio Team Services. Release Management now supports robust in-the-box multi-machine deployment. You can now orchestrate  deployments across multiple machines, perform rolling updates whilst ensuring high availability of the application throughout. Agent based deployment capability relies on the same build and deployment agents….

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Announcing General Availability of the New Build Editor

Today we are excited to announce the general availability of a new build definition editor in Visual Studio Team Services. The new editor is also available in Team Foundation Server 2017 Update 2. We started this exercise of refreshing the entire build editor a few months back. Besides the need to modernize our user experience,…

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Azure DevTest Labs Updates at Build 2017: Managed Disks support, claimable VMs with batch creation and auto-deletion, shared public IP address and more

It’s been almost a year since DevTest Labs general availability announced at //Build last year! As a very self-motivated and agile team, we always keep exploring more opportunities to build solutions that solve our customers’ real problems in Dev/Test workloads management through a cost-controlled self-service sandbox. As Microsoft Build 2017 happening now in Seattle, I would like…


Announcing ASP.NET Core 2.0.0-Preview1 and Updates for .NET Web Developers

The ASP.NET team is pleased to share the first preview version of the ASP.NET Core 2.0 framework.  In this post, we’ll look at the new features and changes to the web framework that were announced at the Build 2017 keynote and sessions.  We will also look at some other updates that were published for ASP.NET…


CMake support in Visual Studio – what’s new in 2017 15.3 update

We are excited to announce a the first preview release of Visual Studio 2017 15.3 update in conjunction with our Build 2017 conference!  This preview includes two new features of interest to developers utilizing CMake.  Support for the CMake Ninja generator and CMake CTest integration in the IDE. Please download the preview and try out…