SSH support for Git repos is now available

A few months ago, Jeremy mentioned that SSH support for Git repos was in private preview. I’m happy to announce that it is now available to everyone in both TFS and Team Services. You can now connect to any Team Services repo using an SSH key, which is particularly helpful if you develop on Linux… Read more

Evolving the Visual Studio Test Platform – Part 1

Three releases (VS 2015 Update 3, Visual Studio “15” Preview 3, MSTest V2) featuring Test Platform components in as many months indicate a path best traced by starting from the present. The Test Platform Presently, Visual Studio has an open and extensible test platform with tests being written using various test frameworks and run using… Read more

Speed up cloud-load test execution by retaining resources for quick consecutive runs

Validating application’s performance by running a load test typically follows a test->fix->test loop, often repeated several times. After you have run an initial load test and made some changes (either on the app side or test side by fixing issues or tweaking configurations), you want to quickly validate if that works and gives you the desired results… Read more

7 Ways to Look at the Values of Variables While Debugging in Visual Studio

When you are running your code and something is behaving unexpectedly, how do you find out what is going wrong? When I was in school the first way I learned how to debug a wonky application was by sticking “print()” statements all over the place, running my code, and looking back through the log of… Read more

July Hosted Build Pool Image Updates

Today we are rolling out a new image to the hosted build pool with the following updates: .NET Core 1.0 with the Preview 2 tooling Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 June 2016 SSDT for Visual Studio 2015 Lets Encrypt root certs for to JDK certificate store Azure Service Fabric SDK 2.1 Due to a SxS… Read more

A new Team Services build task to queue Jenkins jobs

Team Services sprint 102 introduces a new build task, Jenkins Queue Job.  Now your Team Foundation Server (TFS) builds can integrate with Jenkins to queue and monitor Jenkins jobs.  The Jenkins Queue Job task is cross platform and does not require any additional build agent dependencies. Add the Queue Jenkins Job Build task to your… Read more

Create Archives in Team Services Builds and Releases

Team Services sprint 102 introduces a new build task, Archive Files.  Use it to easily create archives during your Team Foundation Server (TFS) or Team Services continuous integration (CI) build process.  The Archive Files task is cross platform and uses native zip, tar, and 7-Zip on Mac and Linux.  For Windows, we bundled 7-Zip with the task and… Read more

Try paid Team Services extensions for free!

You can now try Team Services paid extensions free for 30 days. No credit card required and no surprise charges after the trial ends. If the extension is a good fit for your team, pay for what you need and we’ll take care of the rest. For example, the Test Manager extension offers a free 30-day trial so that… Read more

The Team Services extension for Visual Studio Code now supports Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 2 and later

We’re happy to announce that the Visual Studio Team Services extension for Visual Studio Code now supports Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 2 and later! The extension allows you to manage your pull requests for your Team Services and Team Foundation Server Git repositories as well as monitor builds and work items for your team… Read more

Team Services Plugin for IntelliJ and Android Studio 1.0 Release

After several months in preview, we are excited to announce the release of the official 1.0 version of the Team Services plugin for IntelliJ and Android Studio. While in preview, many features have been continually added to the plugin to better suit your needs. Some of the various features that are available in the plugin… Read more