VSTS Gems – Preview Features

VSTS is a great platform, but did you know about its gems? Follow this short post series where we undercover some of its coolest features. Gem Preview Features <click> on image for animation. Area Settings TFS Availability Not available. Value VSTS uses a strategy based on deployment rings and feature flags that allow a fine…

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Announcing the deprecation of a number of guidance and tools

Our mission is to provide practical guidance, experience, and gap-filling solutions to the developer community. These solutions are eventually deprecated for a number of reasons, such as: Gaps are filled as the products and documentation continue to mature () Value of solutions becomes less than the effort to maintain them (no value) Passion and bandwidth…


VSTS Gems – Analytics Extention #1 – Analytical widgets

VSTS is a great platform, but did you know about its gems? Follow this short post series where we undercover some of its coolest features. Gem Analytics Extention – Analytics widgets <click> on image for animation. Area Planning. TFS Availability Not available. Value This extension adds a series of widgets (CFD, Lead, Cycle, Velocity, Burndown…

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Refreshed VC, VSTS, and DevOps articles and a call for feedback!

We refreshed a batch of materials we’re creating and updating to support your development efforts with Version Control (VC), Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), Team Foundation Server (TFS), and your DevOps journey. To continuously improve the content, we need your feedback and contributions. What … contributions? Feedback and Edit You’ll notice on our docs.microsoft.com that…


VSTS Gems- Chain related builds

VSTS is a great platform, but did you know about its gems? Follow this short post series where we undercover some of its coolest features. Gem Build dependency – Chain related builds together using build completion triggers <click> on image for animation. Area Build TFS Availability TFS 2019 Value Different configuration settings, options, or a…

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Yet another CI/CD post – Java, Apache spark, Cloudera, Azure and TFS

The Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS) team is committed to the “Any language, any platform” principle and this article describes just one of the infinite and diverse CI/CD workloads you can setup on VSTS/TFS. In this article we’ll demonstrate how to pull together all the technologies and tools mentioned in…

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VSTS Gems – Marketplace, the one stop location for added functionality

VSTS is a great platform, but did you know about its gems? Follow this short post series where we undercover some of its coolest features. Gem Marketplace – Need a feature? Have you tried the marketplace? <click> on image for animation. Area Administration. TFS Availability Now. Value VSTS and TFS have public extension points A…

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VSTS Gems- Release gates

VSTS is a great platform, but did you know about its gems? Follow this short post series where we undercover some of its coolest features. Gem Release gates- Integrate continuous monitoring into your release pipelines <click> on image for animation. Area Release (You may need to enable Gates in your profile Preview features list.) TFS…

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We have an idea … now what?

Our ALM | DevOps Ranger community consists of a bunch of smart, passionate, part-time volunteers – or Geeks – that have great ideas for solutions that could potentially be “awesome” or address a missing feature or adoption blocker. The team mapping our VSTS extension Value Stream recently asked me “when we have an idea, what…

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VSTS Gems – Manual step in release management pipelines

VSTS Gems – Manual step in release management pipelines VSTS is a great platform, but did you know about its gems? Follow this short post series where we undercover some of its coolest features. Gem Manual step in release management pipelines <click> on image for animation. Area Release TFS Availability Now Value Either for control/monitoring/testing…

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