Visual Studio Team Services is in Canada!

In 2014, we set a goal to make Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) a global service. This is driven by our commitment to provide our customers around the world great performance and compliance with local data sovereignty requirements. Between 2014 and 2016 we announced VSTS instances in Europe, Australia, India, and Brazil. Along the way... Read More


Visual Studio Marketplace is moving to a new markdown parser

Visual Studio Marketplace is moving its markdown parser to markdown-it which is based on the CommonMark specification. If you are a Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) extension publisher, this would impact formatting of your extension markdown content and thus its presentation to marketplace users. Impacted extension content is: Extension details page ( License Pricing Privacy Change... Read More


Visual Studio Team Services Encryption at Rest

Customers interested in ensuring the highest level of protection for their data stored in Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) often ask about our ability to encrypt their data at rest. To meet these organizational security and compliance requirements, our goal is to fully encrypt all customer data in VSTS. Toward that end, over the past... Read More


Managing Release Notifications

When you are configuring continuous deployment pipelines for your team, it becomes essential to keep the team members informed about the progress of releases and the related action items. We had started preview of the release notifications feature that integrates the configuration of release related notifications with the default notification settings experience in Visual Studio... Read More


Upgrade to MSTest V2!

MSTest V2 has crossed 1 Million downloads. Congratulations! Hats off to the community! MSTest V2 is seeing robust usage. We ourselves use it heavily. If you are still using an earlier version of the MSTest framework, we encourage you to upgrade. We have looked at the uptake of MSTest V2 from the perspective of two... Read More