Visual Studio Team Services - NEW FEBRUARY RELEASE: Marketplace Extensions +17 New Improvements!


For the February release, Visual Studio Team Services features 17 radical improvements!

For starters, let's get into the details of the new ability to search on Visual Studio Marketplace!

Search on Visual Studio Marketplace

Search has been a highly requested feature for Visual Studio Marketplace. With this release we are bringing in basic search support for Visual Studio Marketplace in Visual Studio Team Services and Visual Studio Code extensions. Integrated search is currently not supported for the Visual Studio extensions; searching for the same will currently redirect you to a new tab with results shown from the Visual Studio Gallery.

17 New Features  

Now, let's take a look at the list of all the new February features:

  1. Package Management Extension now available in Europe & Australia
  2. Search on Visual Studio Marketplace
  3. Work item query charts in the dashboard catalog
  4. Cumulative flow diagram widget
  5. Build retention
  6. Flexible build policy for Git
  7. SonarQube Quality Gates in Build
  8. RM: UI extensibility
  9. SCVMM Integration extension
  10. Exploratory Testing extension
  11. Standalone Mode
  12. Avoiding duplicate bugs
  13. Web-based reports for load tests
  14. Azure SQL Database Deployment task
  15. Delete Test Plan
  16. #mention
  17. Kanban board keyboard shortcuts

   

That's 17 big improvements for VSTS! A lot of the improvements above are actually small buckets with multiple updates in them!

    

Find the details for each of those features for the February release of Visual Studio Team Services:

https://www.visualstudio.com/news/2016-feb-16-vso

      

Have a good buy.

   - Ninja Ed

Comments (3)

  1. Perry says:

    All I know is that the Git fetch operation got significantly faster in the past week.  It was take tens of minutes to pull down a large git repo and now it is taking a couple minutes total.  Huge improvement!

  2. Perry, awesome! Glad to hear/read it!

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