Official Release of TFVC Support for the Visual Studio Team Services Plugin for Android Studio and IntelliJ

In the 1.115.0 release of the Visual Studio Team Services plugin for Android Studio and IntelliJ, Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) support is transitioning from preview mode to official release. TFVC support was added in a preview state starting September 2016 and continually has had more functionality added to it with each iteration. Its core features… Read more

SonarSource have announced their own SonarQube Team Services / TFS integration

Microsoft have been partnering with SonarSource for almost two years to bring SonarQube to .NET developers and to make it easy to analyze MSBuild and Java projects from Visual Studio Team Services, TFS and Visual Studio. The partnership, and Team Services extensibility, have now matured to the point that we have jointly decided that it… Read more

The Visual Studio Modeling SDK is now available with Visual Studio 2017

You might want to use the Visual Studio Modeling SDK if you have one of these requirements: Create Graphical or Form-Based modeling designers. For these, you can use the DSL Tools Enable transformation of T4 templates part of the build. For these you can use the T4 SDK Bulk-index assemblies in the Code Index underlying… Read more

Live Dependency Validation in Visual Studio 2017

Last month we announced that Visual Studio “Dev15” Preview 5 now supported Live Dependency Validation. In this blog post, I’ll give you an update about: an on-demand //connect 2016 video we’ve recorded about Live Dependency Validation improvements in the experience in Visual Studio 2017 RC known issues: what did not make it for RC, but… Read more

Announcing Code Search on Team Foundation Server 2017

Code Search is the most downloaded Team Services extension in the Marketplace! And it is now available on Team Foundation Server 2017! Code Search provides fast, flexible, and accurate search across your code in TFS. As your code base expands and is divided across multiple projects and repositories, finding what you need becomes increasingly difficult…. Read more

UML Designers have been removed; Layer Designer now supports live architectural analysis

We are removing the UML designers from Visual Studio “15” Enterprise. Removing a feature is always a hard decision, but we want to ensure that our resources are invested in features that deliver the most customer value.  Our reasons are twofold: On examining telemetry data, we found that the designers were being used by very… Read more

Maven and Gradle build tasks support powerful code analysis tools

Over the last few months we have been steadily building up the capabilities of the Maven and Gradle build tasks to offer insights into code quality through popular code analysis tools. We are pleased to announce additional much-requested features that we are bringing to these tasks, which will make it easier to understand and control… Read more

Tracking branch health and identifying flaky tests in RM driven test automation

In my previous blog post, I had written about how we have a single Release Definition for our team which runs all the test environments in parallel.  Now that Release Management supports branch based filters while listing releases, it is very easy to track the health of a particular branch.  Further, with the work the… Read more

Live architecture dependency validation in Visual Studio “15” Preview 5

In the past year, you told us that you considered removing unwanted dependencies to be an important part of managing your technical debt. The Layer designer enables you to validate architectural dependencies in your Visual Studio solutions. It first shipped in Visual Studio 2010, and is now part of Visual Studio Enterprise. But the experience… Read more

Pricing for Release Management in TFS “15”

[Update on  Nov 16, 2016] This article is now outdated. With the RTM version of TFS 2017, we have the final pricing model for Release Management. For more information, see our official documentation. Since the new version of Release Management was introduced in TFS 2015 Update 2, it has been in “trial mode“. Any user… Read more