Visual Studio Marketplace – Publisher Pivot

Visual Studio Marketplace is the exclusive destination for discovering extensions for Visual Studio IDE, Team Services and Code, and purchasing subscriptions. While consumers of the Marketplace benefit greatly from it, we want our publishers to have a great experience too. After all, it is they who make the Marketplace rich with real world extensions and integrations. This… Read more

Team Services February Extensions Roundup

February is coming to a close and it has been the best month on record for the Team Services Extension ecosystem. We’ve set new records for customer installs and our community of publishers continues to grow. One of my favorite parts of this job is the relationship I get to build with our publishers. Seeing their investment… Read more

MSTest V2 – Now and Ahead

MSTest V2 has crossed 100K downloads. It has been but just a few months since we shipped it on NuGet. Over this course of time, you have reported issues and given us feedback, and we have tried to address them as fast as we can, refreshing the bits at a feverish pace. We are now… Read more

Evolving the Visual Studio Test Platform – Part 4: Together, in the Open

[This is the 4th post in a 4-part series on evolving the Visual Studio Test Platform. You can read the earlier parts here: Evolving the Visual Studio Test Platform – Part 3, Evolving the Visual Studio Test Platform – Part 2, Evolving the Visual Studio Test Platform – Part 1] The Test Platform is where… Read more

Our team has acquired the extension, ‘Wiki’ by Agile Extensions, and plan to provide a built-in Wiki experience

We’re firm believers that a vibrant extension ecosystem is critical to having a best-in-class DevOps product. Not only does it organically bring new technologies and solutions that our customers are looking for, it also builds a community around our product which is a huge contributor to the success of any platform. A recently example of… Read more

Announcing Continuous Delivery Tools for Visual Studio 2017

With the right DevOps tools, developers can run continuous integration builds that automate testing, analysis and verification of their projects, and streamline continuous deployment to get innovative applications into user’s hands quickly. Along with the release of Visual Studio 2017 RC.3 update, we released a DevLabs extension, Continuous Delivery Tools for Visual Studio. The current… Read more

Announcing GVFS (Git Virtual File System)

Here at Microsoft we have teams of all shapes and sizes, and many of them are already using Git or are moving that way. For the most part, the Git client and Team Services Git repos work great for them. However, we also have a handful of teams with repos of unusual size! For example,… Read more

Splitting up Git administer permissions

Like everything in VSTS and TFS, Git repos are protected by a set of permissions. For instance, you must have Read for a repo to clone or view its contents. Likewise, you must have Contribute to push changes. Until recently, you needed one permission to create, delete, or rename a repo, edit branch policies, or change other… Read more

Debugging .NET Core on Unix over SSH

With the release of Visual Studio 2017 RC3 it is now possible to attach to .NET Core processes running on Linux over SSH. This blog post will explain how to set this up. Machine Setup On the Visual Studio computer, you need to install either the ‘ASP.NET and web development’ or the “.NET Core cross-platform… Read more

Team Services Process Customization Roadmap (Jan 2017)

Work items in Visual Studio Team Services can be customized to meet the needs of your individual organization. Today, project administrators can add/remove fields to a work item form, change the way fields are displayed on a form, define states that your work item can move through, and define your own custom work item types…. Read more