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

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

Visual Studio Team Services Integration with Jenkins

Introduction Visual Studio Team Services (or Team Foundation Server) is a bundled suite of DevOps tools that can also integrate with other tools used by your team.  Its REST APIs, hooks, and extension points are frequently leveraged to build custom integrations.  Team Services also includes a growing list of preinstalled integrations.  One of its integrations… Read more

Official Release of TFVC Support for Visual Studio Code

In the 1.116.0 release of the Visual Studio Team Services extension for Visual Studio Code, we have added support for Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC). TFVC support works for both Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 2 (or later) as well as Team Services. Its core features enable users to work with their TFVC repositories from inside… Read more

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

Agent-based deployment in Release Management

Release Management now supports robust in-the-box multi-machine deployment. You can now orchestrate  deployments across multiple machines, perform rolling updates while ensuring high availability of the application throughout. Agent based deployment capability relies on the same build and deployment agents. However, unlike the current approach, where you install the build and deployment agents on a set of proxy… 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

SSH support for Git repos is now available

A few months ago, Jeremy mentioned that SSH support for Git repos was in private preview. I’m happy to announce that it is now available to everyone in both TFS and Team Services. You can now connect to any Team Services repo using an SSH key, which is particularly helpful if you develop on Linux… Read more

Pull request build policies for high quality code

Branch policies are a great way to keep your code quality high, but strict build gates can sometimes introduce too much friction into the developer inner-loop.  To developers working with pull request build policies, this will sound familiar:  You have a PR that’s been approved and is ready to merge – but right before you’re… Read more

Microsoft Open-sources the Team Explorer Everywhere Eclipse Plugin for Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server

Microsoft is making available its plugin for Eclipse, Team Explorer Everywhere (TEE), for both Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server (TFS) as open source software on GitHub. The announcement was made today by Shanku Niyogi, General Manager Developer Division, during the keynote at EclipseCon in Reston, Virginia, when he also announced Microsoft is… Read more