Pricing for Release Management in TFS “15”

Since the new version of Release Management was introduced in TFS 2015 Update 2, it has been in “trial mode“. Any user with Basic access level was able to access all features of Release Management. For the last few months, we have been hard at work to finalize the pricing model for Release Management in… Read more

Using physical boards alongside your Team Services/TFS Kanban and Taskboards – Agile Cards by Spartez

Agile transformation and ongoing process maintenance are often not as easy as they would seem. Despite the very open nature of Agile Manifesto it is important to maintain consistency between selected methods and the tools. This may become increasingly difficult with the growth of organisations, complexity of projects and internal team dynamics. One of Microsoft partners,… Read more

TFVC Support in Preview for Team Services Plugin for IntelliJ and Android Studio

We are proud to announce that Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) support is being added to the Team Services plugin for IntelliJ and Android Studio. Currently, the 1.106.0 version of the plugin will contain preview functionality to support TFVC repositories in the IDEs. Android Studio developers stuck with no TFVC support to create mobile apps now… Read more

Microsoft discontinuing Project Server/TFS Integration. Partner to provide solution

As Agile practices continue to evolve and become our customer’s primary choice for work management, we are changing how TFS and Project Server integrate. With the next major version of TFS, TFS ’15’, we will no longer provide an out-of-box integration experience between Project Server and Team Foundation Server. Nor will we be providing an… Read more

Deploying an Azure Red Hat Linux VM Running Apache Tomcat for use with Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server

Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server (TFS) now has at least three mechanisms (i.e. deployment and utility tasks) for deploying to a Linux host or virtual machine (VM).  This walkthrough will show specifically how to setup and configure an Red Hat (v. 7.2) VM on Azure to run Tomcat and other necessary services to support three different… Read more

Gradle build task now also supports PMD analysis

Last month, we enabled support for PMD analysis in the Maven build task (see The Maven build task now supports PMD analysis out of the box). This is now the turn of Gradle. PMD Analysis with Gradle You can now request a PMD analysis in the Gradle build task using the new “Run PMD Analysis”… 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

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

Managing Technical Debt planning update – 2016Q3

Back in January, I shared with you our SonarQube integration Update and plans for the first half of 2016. I’ve just updated that blog post to ensure that all the links were added to the individual blog posts for the features we have delivered over these last 6 months. With the Visual Studio Team Services… Read more