Release notes for the latest tools and extensions (aka.ms/vsarreleases)


Get information about new features and bug fixes included in the latest releases of tools and extensions. Release notes, listed from latest to oldest.

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2017.03.27

generator-team-services-extension – v1.020

Update the generator name to : team-services-extension (package.json, tests,index.js)



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2017.03.23

generator-team-services-extension – v1.0.15

  • Remove marketplace folder and move content to the root
  • Manifest : scope empty
  • Manifest : leave only getstarted, support and issues links
  • Rename folder ‘DevOps Assets’ to ‘Tools’
  • Rename ‘yourPublisher’ parameter to publisherId (for have consistency with extensionId parameter)
  • In settings.tfx.json replace token with token
  • Rename mp_terms.md to license.md
  • Revise overwiew.md, licence.txt, screeshot,readme, logo and icon
  • Remove devDependencies (tfx_cli and grunt) in Package.json into extension (already installed in global)
  • NOTE: We have another release coming, with updated generator and package names. Use this version for kicking the tyres, but wait for next release before you use for prod. 

2017.03.22

Team Project Health – v1.1.16

  • 13016 – Build names without spaces don’t wrap very well
  • 13015 – Partially succeeded builds cause a yellow (not orange) background and white text is hard to see

2017.03.22

generator-team-services-extension – v1.0.14

  • Public v1 release

2017.03.10

Offline Test Execution – v1.1.4

  • Added support for TFS 2017.1
  • 12963 – No validation for trying to import 0 (zero) test results
  • 12960 – Add support for exporting shared steps

2017.03.09

Work Item Visualization Extension v1.4.50

  • New
    • Share and remove visualizations
    • Filter visualizations
    • Expand/collapse selected nodes
    • Zoom by scrolling or pinching (touch)
    • Box selection with ctrl + mouse
  • 11422 – multiple highlighting rules don’t play together
  • 12920 – Issue with Work Item Visualization, On-Premise TFS15.U3 and TelemetryClient not defined
  • 12968 – Cytoscape navigation preview and dialogs broken
  • 13012 – When Filter = All, visualization does not show all



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2017.03.04

Team Project Health – v1.1.13

  • Ability to name build overview widgets
  • Ability to select which builds are included in the build overview summary

2017.03.03

Show Area Path Dependencies – v1.2.8

  • Added Exclusion List for fields

  • Remove exclusion fields if they have already been added

  • Remove excluded fields from field list

  • Added non-optional relation field to the grid

2017.02.27

VSTS Build and Release Tasks for Extensions – v1.1.44

  • Fixes #43: dot file is lost when publishing a vsix while overriding manifest properties
  • Removes: dependency on: npm/archiver
  • Removes: dependency on: npm/adm-zip
  • Adds: dependency on: 7z
  • Adds: dependency on presence of zip/unzip on linux/mac
  • Fixes: task manifests with no version specified would cause task versioning to fail
  • Had to abandon using 7z for all platforms because:
    • 7z is not present on hosted agent by default
    • 7z is not extracted from vsix by the agent when downloading task (Microsoft/vsts-agent#810)
    • 7z npm package requires `npm install –force` to package binaries for multiple platforms at once (Microsoft/vsts-task-lib#210)
    • 7z binaries need chmod 777 in order to be executable. vsix doesn’t package such attributes. (Microsoft/vsts-task-lib#210)
    • 7z zipped files zip files are not accepted by marketplace (fail to parse).
  • Because of this, we now have 2 implementations of zip/unzip, one for Windows, using packaged z executable, one for Linux/max, using zip/unzip from path.

2017.02.21

VSTS Build and Release Tasks for Extensions – v1.1.41

  • Task now warns when extension or task manifest has a Unicode BOM (this causes funny behavior since json spec says that json files shouldn’t have one)
  • Add ability to version minor.patch version of build tasks independently of extension major version
  • Supress security vulnerability in shelljs – this vulnerability is not exposed nor used by the task



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2017.02.08

Offline Test Execution – v1.0.7

  • Extend AI telemetry to capture exceptions and investigate import issues

2017.02.01

Show Area Path Dependencies – v1.2.7

  • Included the active status that is used in the Agile template when searching for backlog items #4

Team Project Health – v1.1.9

  • First preview release

2017.01.26

Offline Test Execution – v1.0.3

  • First preview release



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2017.01.18

VSTS Build and Release Tasks for Extensions – v1.1.24

  • Add screenshots to marketplace page
  • Fix missing AddLocalFolder method issue

2017.01.04

VSTS Build and Release Tasks for Extensions – v1.1.17

  • Cosmetic overview content fix – no functional changes

2017.01.03

VSTS Build and Release Tasks for Extensions – v1.1.16

  • Fix: Publishing fails when vss-extension.json has a Unicode BOM and “Update task version” is enabled
  • Added: Install, Share and Publish from vsix now supports wildcards
  • Updated: taken dependency on vsts-task-lib 2.0.0-preview for the new wildcard support
  • Removed: direct dependency on mkdirp package, included in vsts-task-lib.
  • Updated: Permission requirements for Install task after marketplace update
  • Removed: version numbers from vss-extension.json, package.json and task.json; these are now managed in the release pipeline.
  • Known issue – Install task is not supported against Team Foundation Server.



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2016.12.30

Countdown Widget – v1.3.25

  • Add project details section to marketplace entry

2016.12.21

Roll-up Board Widget – v1.1.1

  • Add project details section to marketplace entry

Show Area Path Dependencies – v1.2.2

  • Add project details section to marketplace entry

2016.12.20

Folder Management  – v1.3.5

  • Add project details section to marketplace entry



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2016.12.12

VSTS Build and Release Tasks for Extensions – v1.1.12

  • Fixed build script to install specific versions of dependencies to prevent build breaks when dependencies have breaking changes in latest

  • Using snyk to detect security vulnerabilities in dependencies

  • Added support for TFS 2015 when using basic auth

  • Added support for TFS 2017 when using basic auth or personal access tokens

  • Fixed output variable not set when publishing from vsix with overrides

  • Fixed tfx installation folder to be under $(Agent.WorkDirectory)/_tools

  • Improved documentation on required permissions for creating access tokens and marketplace endpoint information

  • Updated VSTS task sdk  and other dependencies to latest version

  • Fixed installing extensions to an account that already has an extension installed fails with TF1590010 Conflict

  • Fixed locating tfx

  • Added repository Metadata and build badges and tags to the extension page

  • Updated support contact information

  • Added support for Paid/Free extensions

  • Fixed Extension tag is ignored when publishing from vsix and overriding tag

  • Updated version number field to extract the #.#.#(.#)? from a version number value.

  • Updated to ecmascript 6 and typescript 2

  • KNOWN ISSUES

    • Publish from vsix doesn’t support wildcards (will be fixed after VSTS task library 2.0 is released)

    • Install extension doesn’t work against tfs (requires changes in tfx-cli)

2016.11.25

Branch Visualization – v1.2.1

  • 12733 – The branch visualizer does not work on TFS on-prem
    KNOWN ISSUE – Progress icon (big-progress.gif) is not visible on TFS2015 U2. See minimum supported environments for recommended environments.



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2016.11.20

Countdown Widget – v1.2.45

  • 12642 – Does not work out the remaining number of days in a sprint correctly (across time zones)

Show Area Path Dependencies – v1.1.17

  • Start-up view only shows items with a dependency with ability to toggle to “everything” view
  • Ability for user to configure columns
  • Collapse | expand all parent nodes

Work item details Widget – v1.0.34

  • TFS on-prem support

2016.10.31

Countdown Widget – v1.2.43

  • 12675 – Sprint countdown widget displays incorrect value when skipping non-working days



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2016.10.30

Roll-up Board Widget – v1.0.29

  • 12360 – Roll-Up Board Widget: The board is not equivalent to backlog (fix for cloud only)

2016.10.10

Countdown Widget – v1.2.33

  • 12465 – The end date is silently lost



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2016.09.30

Print Cards – v2.1.15

2016.09.21

Countdown Widget – v1.2.26

  • 12496 – Case mismatch of published and accessed assets will result in error 404 due to case difference

Work Item Visualization Extension – v1.3.7

  • Cosmetic update of the marketplace overview page.

2016.09.19

Test Case Explorer – v1.3.113

  • 12496 – Case mismatch of published and accessed assets will result in error 404 due to case difference



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2016.09.15

Build Usage – v1.0.9

  • 12490 – Case mismatch of published and accessed assets will result in error 404 due to case difference

2016.09.13

Sample Data – v1.1.0.59

  • 12493 – Case mismatch of published and accessed assets will result in error 404 due to case difference
  • 12499 – Showing config in the add Widget workflow is blocking our user experience
  • 12500 – Bringing back the config option again 

Show Area Path Dependencies – v1.1.15

  • 12452 – Fixed the error occurring when loading more than 100 work items
  • 12494 – Fixed reference case for future VSTS changes
  • See VSTS Extension Work Item Limits  for details

Work item details Widget – v1.0.28

  • Move solution to public repo to serve as a sample and allow community to contribute

2016.09.06

Roll-up Board Widget – v1.0.21

  • Move solution to public repo to serve as a sample and allow community to contribute

2016.09.02

Work Item Visualization Extension – v1.3.5, v1.3.6

  • New features
    • Add annotations to items on visualization
    • Save visualizations on project level to share
    • Find on visualization
  • 12433 – Find item allows entering id only the first time
  • 12419 – Find work item actually opens new work item in visualization, but should search it on visualization
  • 12437 – CMMI work item types do have matching colors on cards
  • 12449 – Update overview that better illustrates multi-relation/link type and level visualization
  • 12453 – Pin To for annotation doesn’t show all items and partially undefined
  • 12435 – Common naming convention for AI custom events
  • 12455 – Toolbar buttons are enabled before the visualization is loaded
  • 12086 – Highlight styling overwrites previous when new rule is added and removed all from affected when one is removed

2016.08.30

Roll-up Board Widget – v1.0.18

  • 12467 – Features roll-up results in grey rectangle and syntax exception when column name contains an apostrophe.



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2016.08.22

Sample Data – v1.1.0.53

  • Move solution to public repo to serve as a sample and allow community to contribute

2016.08.21

Build Usage – v1.0.5

  • Support the new navigation system and the combined  Build & Release hub

2016.08.17

Countdown Widget – v1.2.24

  • Move solution to public repo to serve as a sample and allow community to contribute

2016.08.15

File Owner – v1.1.13

  • Move solution to public repo to serve as a sample and allow community to contribute

2016.08.14

Roll-up Board Widget – v1.0.15

  • 12422 – Seeing a blank widget when I select backlog and feature
  • 12427 – The board does not render properly if there are both swim lanes and 5 or more columns

Show Area Path Dependencies – v1.1.12

  • Move solution to public repo to serve as a sample and allow community to contribute

2016.08.13

Print Cards – v2.2.12

  • Implement Application Insights telemetry
  • Indicate that extension is deprecated. No further enhancements are planned

2016.08.12

Countdown Widget – v1.2.22

  • 12367 – Sprint end countdown widget takes the days Monday to Saturday
  • 12440 – Empty drop-down forms
  • Add feedback section to the marketplace description



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2016.08.07

Roll-up Board Widget – v1.0.13

  • 12318 – Roll-up widget query is ignoring the “Teams” board setting
  • 12362 – Swimlanes are not showing up
  • 12363 – Clicking on widget takes me to the wrong team
  • Add feedback section to the marketplace description

Show Area Path Dependencies – v1.1.9

  • Updated Application Insights logic and feedback details
  • Usability enhancements (clicking on the link will open the work item)
  • Add feedback section to the marketplace description

2016.08.06

Folder Management – v1.2.19

  • Add feedback section to the marketplace description

Work Item Visualization Extension – v1.2.20

  • 12096 – Exporting fails on-prem due to sandboxing
  • 12413 – Changeset File expanding fails with invalid api query error
  • 12414 – Failed to open file from commit (invalid url)
  • 12418 – Visualization does not load from Board
  • 12420 – Extensions will use CDN in the future and paths to items will be case sensitive
  • Add feedback section to the marketplace description
  • Implement Application Insights telemetry



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2016.07.14

Work Item Visualization Extension – v1.2.2

  • 12100 – Commit file opens wrong location
  • 12300 – Sometimes a work item will be filled with solid grey
  • 12317 – Right clicking on the cards in your extension we are getting an empty pages
  • 12348 – If title or description or content on the card contains the characters &, grey boxes are shown
  • 12364 – Use Navigation Service to open URLs (otherwise broken on-prem)

2016.07.13

Migrate assets from RM server to Visual Studio Team Services – v1.0

  • 23 – Add support for RM 2015 Update 3




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