Human readable tests and build chaining in July’s VSTS extension round-up

Our community of publishers continues to grow and the contributions they’re making are great. This month I’ve got an extension for chaining build definitions together, and another that was written because people were searching for it in the Marketplace. SpecFlow+LivingDoc See it in the Marketplace here: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=techtalk.techtalk-specflow-plus Living documentation is the term used to describe system... Read More

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Extending MSTest V2

APIs are assets. As developers we learn them, write to them, and – if the API are extensible – we grow them. An extensible API removes barriers to introducing new abstractions closer to our own domains. Once such abstractions are in place, they in turn allow us to work with the underlying framework in a... Read More

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Improved package support in Team Build

We know that packages are a key way to bring in dependencies and to share your work with your users, and we know many of you are using private package sources (like Package Management, Artifactory, MyGet, and others) to develop packages inside your organization. To improve those workflows, over the past two sprints, we’ve released... Read More

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The fastest path to a new VSTS extension

Over the last few years we have introduced a number of ways to extend and integrate with Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS). For example, client libraries for .NET (which work with both .NET Framework and .NET Core apps) and for Node.js and an extensibility model that allows extension of our web experience. The possibilities for developers... Read More

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Improved alternate authentication experience for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)

Recently, we’ve heard feedback from customers that developers have a poor experience creating and managing their alternate authentication credentials and that administrators moving from TFS to the cloud aren’t provided the policies they need to enforce how alternate authentication is used by their end users.  This post will describe our plans to provide a better... Read More

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