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


How do we use RM for our test runs

Authored by Gaurav Sisodia from EPS team and Aseem Bansal from RM team. In this post, we will talk about how VSTS organization (Brian Harry’s team) is using VSTS for continuous integration and testing the product. We will also talk about how we have transformed engineering systems from internal home grown tool, that we used... Read More


Accelerated Continuous Testing with Test Impact Analysis – Part 4

Essential to TIA’s test selection is the map of dynamic dependencies between test methods and source files of code exercised during their execution. TIA needs dependencies mapped in this form: TestMethod1 dependency1 dependency2 TestMethod2 dependency1 dependency3 TIA can generate such a dependencies-map for managed code execution. Where such dependencies reside in .cs and .vb files,... Read More


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: Living documentation is the term used to describe system... Read More


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