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

Import repositories from TFVC to Git

You can now migrate code from an existing TFVC repository to a new Git repository within the same account. To start migration, select Import Repository from the repository selector drop-down. Individual folders or branches can be imported to the Git repository, or the entire TFVC repository can be imported (minus the branches). Users can also… Read more

Git repo tokens for the security service

The VSTS platform offers a security REST endpoint which allows you to add and remove permissions on resources. (To understand the rest of this blog post, you’re going to want to skim those docs first.) Several of the security APIs, as well as TFSSecurity.exe, expect a token identifying the resource to operate on. The token… Read more

Open Source Scanning in Visual Studio Team Services with WhiteSource Bolt

Most organizations today consume open source software in their development projects. The reuse of components enables great productivity gains. However, this practice has an unintended consequence: you can reuse security vulnerabilities or violate licenses without realizing the risk. I wrote about this in an article in MSDN Magazine on Rugged DevOps. For users of VSTS, there… Read more

New Git Features in Visual Studio 2017

We’ve added new Git features to Visual Studio 2017 that allow you to do more of your end-to-end workflow without leaving the IDE. You can perform a force push to complete a rebase or push an amended commit, easily view the diff for outgoing commits, unset your upstream branch, and continue patch rebase from VS…. 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

What’s new in Git for Windows 2.11?

Git for Windows v2.11.0 is out! Download it here (homepage is here). The new version corresponds to Git v2.11.0 (release notes are here, and our friends over at GitHub blogged about it, too). Apart from the improvements inherited from the “upstream Git” project, Git for Windows also updated some libraries to address security concerns, and dropped… Read more

Git perf and scale

New features and UI changes naturally get a lot of attention. Today, I want to spotlight the less visible work that we do on Team Services: ensuring our performance and scale meet our customers’ needs now and in the future. We are constantly working behind the scenes profiling, benchmarking, measuring, and iterating to make every… Read more

What’s new in Git for Windows 2.10?

It has been a busy time since my last post. There have been nine public releases of Git for Windows in the meantime. And a lot has happened. Most importantly, Git for Windows v2.10.0 has been released. Download it here. Or look at its homepage. Let me take this opportunity to mention a couple of highlights: The interactive… Read more