Announcing General Availability of Work item search

Discovering relevant work items should consume as little time and effort as possible. That’s why we have built work item search with speed and simplicity in mind, so you can spend more of your time on your work and less time searching for work items.  Say hello to Work item search, now available by default… Read more

Announcing the deprecation of the old Work Item Form in TFS

A little over a year ago we released the new work item form to Visual Studio Team Services and now with TFS 2017 the same great functionality is available to our on-premises customers. Here are some highlights of the new features available today: Integrated development control to track existing code assets and to create new… Read more

Visual Studio Team Services demonstrates how Microsoft Loves Java

To demonstrate our continued commitment to support Java developers and their full lifecycle DevOps needs with Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS), I want to share some of our recent and exciting Java-related feature announcements. Our teams are working with large and small Java teams every day to better understand their… Read more

Defining variables while creating a Release in RM

We have had a number of customers ask us how they can create / define variables while creating a Release, similar to how they can do this while queueing a Build.  So I thought I would write a quick blog that explains how this can be done. For reference, below is the screenshot of how… Read more

Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) IntelliJ plugin now included with JetBrains Rider IDE releases

I am pleased to announce the Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS) IntelliJ plugin is now built-in and provided with JetBrains Rider IDE out-of-the-box. The plugin is a result of a partnership between JetBrains and Microsoft. Previously, both of our companies provided separate plugins accessing certain features of VSTS and TFS…. Read more

Deploying Applications to Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets

This blog post shows how you can deploy an application from Visual Studio Team Services to Azure Virtual Machine Scale Set.  An application running on a VM Scale Set is typically deployed in one of the two ways: Install new software on a platform image at deployment time by using VM extensions. Create a custom… Read more

Announcing public preview of the new Deployment Groups in Release Management

Today we are excited to announce the public preview of the new Deployment Groups in Visual Studio Team Services. Release Management now supports robust in-the-box multi-machine deployment. You can now orchestrate  deployments across multiple machines, perform rolling updates whilst ensuring high availability of the application throughout. Agent based deployment capability relies on the same build and deployment agents…. Read more

Announcing General Availability of the New Build Editor

Today we are excited to announce the general availability of a new build definition editor in Visual Studio Team Services. The new editor is also available in Team Foundation Server 2017 Update 2. We started this exercise of refreshing the entire build editor a few months back. Besides the need to modernize our user experience,… Read more

Announcing git graph and advanced filters to visualize commit history

Did you ever want a quick way to understand change history in a branch? VSTS now shows git graph in commit history for files in repositories. Now you can easily create a mental model of all your branches and commits for your git repositories using git graph. VSTS commit history also supports advanced filters that… Read more

Delivery Plans now included with Visual Studio Team Services basic access level

Earlier this year we introduced a preview of the new Delivery Plans feature for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS).  Today, I’m excited to announce that Delivery Plans is officially out of “preview”, and is now included with the VSTS basic access level at no additional cost. Additionally, Delivery Plans will also be included in Team Foundation Server… Read more