How do I report an extension issue effectively?

We’re all installing and evaluating extensions from the marketplace and often run into an issue that could be a missing feature, misinterpreted feature, or worse, a bug. How do you get support? It depends on the extension. You can typically click on Support (1) under Resources, or create a new Issue (2) if it’s an…

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Please uninstall our deprecated extensions!

Are you using one of these [partially] deprecated extensions from the marketplace? Print Cards 800+ installations remain. Deprecated since October 4th, 2016. Extension was deprecated aa the gap was filled by Agile Cards. Latest sample code can be found here. Folder Management 25k+ installations remain. Partially deprecated for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team…

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Deprecating our Folder Management extension

The Folder Management extension was one of the first extensions we published on the marketplace, spear headed by Wouter de Kort. We are building a ‘create folder’ feature in the product for VSTS and TFS 2018 or higher. Because of this, we’re deprecating this extension for those products. Once support for earlier versions of TFS…

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Visualize the health of your CI/CD pipelines

The latest Team Project Health v1.2 extension, created by Wouter de Kort, Jakob Ehn, Utkarsh Shigihalli, and Ed Elliott, enables users to visualise the overall health of builds and releases. When you’re running multiple CI/CD pipelines, it’s important to visualize their overall health. This DevLabs extension contains a number of dashboard widgets, that enable users…

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Help us refine our extensibility focus and energy from gap filling to enablement

To ensure that we deliver value, we’re continuously adapting our focus and strategy. We’re reviewing our extensibility strategy for the coming few months and need your feedback to be successful. Are delivering value to you? Are we missing important adoption blockers, feature gaps, or ideas?  Please take few minutes to read this post and share…

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What is in the latest releases of the VSTS extension generator?

We’re pleased to announce another update for the yeoman generator-team-services-extension, delivering new features, template improvements, and improvements to your CI/CD pipelines. Team Here’s a quick snapshot of the team that implemented the innovations covered herein:  Mikael Krief (lead) … Hosam Kamel    Tiago Pascoal Updates Remember to bookmark aka.ms/vsarreleases, which summaries all of the feature…

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How to integrate Application Insights monitoring in your VSTS extension

Monitoring your team services extension is an important DevOps practice. In this article we’ll demonstrate how to integrate Application Insights telemetry in your extension by using our new Telemetry Client for Team Services extension. Prerequisite – You need an Azure subscription and an Application Insights resource. Step 1: Required modules Reference two npm modules dependencies…

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How to create or upgrade your VSTS extension in 4 steps

My contribution to the Yeoman generator for the VSTS extension project helped me improve the way we create extensions. Starting from the way we structure the extension files, the JavaScript minification, how we generate and publish the extension package and down to monitoring the extension usage. The goal of this post is to walk you…

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Debug Yeoman team-services-extension in 5 steps

I recently ran into a bug while trying team-services-extension yeoman generator on macOS. The bug doesn’t affect the overall generator flow it just causes the generator to fail in the last step when packaging the extension into vsix. The bug is now fixed in the latest release v1.0.35, Visual Studio Code was my best buddy…

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Setup a CI/CD pipeline with package management for your VSTS extension

In recent posts we covered our CI/CD pipelines for the Yeoman generator package, for simple extensions, and for extension with unit testing and code coverage. We continue by exploring our Roll-up Board extension pipeline, which pulls a shared package from the Package Management in Team Services. These CI/CD pipeline posts are based on our Applying…

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