What’s new in VSTS Sprint 131 Update

The Sprint 131 Update of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) has rolled out to all accounts and includes several features that were prioritized and influenced by feedback over the last several months.

The Work Items hub, which is now generally available, brings important work together into a new hub with several views for items you’re following, your activity, and, of course, items assigned to you. I showed this new hub to another team in Microsoft yesterday and they were eager to start using it since it enables them to drop some of the queries they often run.

We also add virtual machine support to Azure DevOps Projects in this Update so you can retain that lower level control over your app. If you’re new to VSTS or ready to start a new project, Azure DevOps Projects makes it super simple to get started with a sample app and full pipeline, complete with telemetry, right in the Azure Portal.

For those that want to use your Visual Studio subscription with an alternate email, such as on customer projects, now you can use an AAD-based alternate email account to enable you to leverage that existing subscription whether your authentication is using Azure Active Directory or Microsoft Account.

Check out the full release notes for more.

Author: Alex Nichols

Alex Nichols is a Senior Program Manager on the Azure DevOps team at Microsoft. He is focused on the releases of Azure DevOps Services that ship every three weeks and enabling the planning rhythms that define what's next.

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