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Our last Sprint is full of new features including inline tasks, querying Kanban fields, exporting test outcomes, and branch policies for requiring linked work items. The full list of new features is published in our Features Timeline.

Inline tasks on the Kanban board

This Sprint we’ve enabled a new feature that lets you break down stories on your Kanban board, without having to leave the board. Tasks can now be added, edited, and marked as done directly from the parent card on your board. A summary of the roll-up status indicates how many Tasks have been completed and how many remain.

Inline tasks on the Kanban board

 

Query and display of Kanban fields

Data from your Kanban board, including the board column, column done indicator, and board swim lane, are all now available allowing for you to create queries, charts, and styling rules based on them. These fields show up in all column option pickers, and can be exported as read only fields in Excel. You’ll see three new fields in work item experiences:

Query and display of Kanban fields

 

Branch policy and require linked work items

We now have a branch policy to require associated work items for any pull request. Like the code reviewer and build policies, any code submitted to the branch must be submitted via pull request. When a pull request is created, the associated commits will be inspected for work item links, and if there is at least one link, the policy will be fulfilled. There is also a new capability to
link work items to pull requests directly, and if the pull request is directly linked to at least one work item, the policy will be fulfilled. If no work items are linked to the pull request or the associated commits, the policy will fail.

Branch policy and require linked work items

 

the best way to learn more and start using those new capabilities is to go to your account and see the new features in action

cheers,

Jihad DANNAWI
Cloud & ALM solution specialist
Microsoft Gulf
jihadda@microsoft.com


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