These features were included in the December update…
Work item discussion
One of the most common requests from users of our new work item form has been the ability to see discussions in the main page and in the context of other fields. You’ll now find the discussion experience lives on the bottom left of all work item types and lets you interact with others without having to move away from the core fields. The new discussion experience also includes support for @mentions (people) and #mentions (other work items) directly in the discussion control.
Work item history improvements
Our December update also includes some improvements to the history experience for all work item types.
- Pagination and revision count
- Separation of the state graph from history
- Auto-expansion of the most recent revision
- Absolute timestamps
- Some UX styling improvements
- Performance improvements
Most of these changes are cosmetic, but you’ll see more coming to improve work item history next year.
Deleting work items
And finally (and I can’t believe I’m actually saying it), you now have the ability to delete work items, complete with a recycle bin experience! This capability replaces the previously used “Removed” states on work items. We’ve implemented delete as a unique permission, so you can hang on to fine-grained control over who has access to this capability.
Check out all the December features of Visual Studio Team Services:
Thanks for stopping. Bye!
– Ninja Ed