A really COOL feature we noticed on Visual Studio Team Services … boards becomes alive

No more “please refresh the board” requests when you share the Kanban board during a teleconference call. Notice the icon? It enables live updates of the board. Once enabled, everyone in your team, even those located in geographically distributed locations, can observe changes made to the board. Magic! You have to evaluate this feature ……

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Two COOL features we noticed on Visual Studio Team Services … welcome Testers!

We continue highlighting new features on Visual Studio Team Services that are proving really productive for our project teams. Make sure your bookmark and follow Visual Studio News page, which informs you on all the latest updates. Revision 2016.04.12 – Updated to show new UX that emerged with latest deployment. This time we picked two…

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Latest Folder Management extension closes our oldest extension debt

When Wouter de Kort resolved the impediment #11455 in the Folder Management extension, he also closed the first and thus oldest extension related impediment. It took a while (6 months) to develop a fix, as we were waiting for the feature …/api/tfvc/changesets#CreateachangesetAddafolder to light up in the TFVC REST API. Once the feature was available…

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File owner extension

The File Owner extension, created by Abel Wang, with the help from Wouter de Kort and Mikael Krief, allows users to quickly and easily determine ownership of a file using suggestions determined by: the user who made the most contributions to the file the user who recently reviewed the file the user who made the…

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Azure Active Directory (AAD) Authentication Plug-in for SonarQube

The AAD OAuth2 provider for SonarQube, created by Hosam Kamel and Jean-Marc Prieur (product owner), enables AAD users to automatically be sign up and authenticated on a SonarQube server. Depending on the OAuth 2.0 providers you have enabled on the SonarQube server, you may see several login buttons. In the image below, only the AAD…

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TFVC Branch Visualization extension

The Branch Visualization extension, created by Mikael Krief, Michel Perfetti and Niel Zeeman, allows you to visualize your Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) branches for your current project. Zoom in, zoom out, and change display orientation. View the associated source control pages:  Configure the display of information you fit your needs. Get the bits Known…

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Sample data widget

The sample data extension, created by Mattias Sköld (project lead), Niel Zeeman, Hassan Fadili, and Igor Scheglovitov, allows you to create sample work item data for a project. The widget helps enable users to understand how to get started with boards, backlogs, iterations and teams. Board and backlogs The sample data widget automatically creates a backlog…

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Our first steps of embracing DevOps when building Visual Studio Team Services Extensions

Visual Studio Team Services extensions allow us to provide gap-filling solutions on the Visual Studio Marketplace, enhance the product, user productivity and experience. The number of extensions, updates, and associated moving parts have been steadily clocking up. As a consequence we have been been considering the promise of DevOps to embrace a set of processes,…

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Three COOL features we noticed on Visual Studio Team Services

We continue highlighting new features on Visual Studio Team Services that are proving really productive for our project teams. Make sure your bookmark and follow Visual Studio News page, which informs you on all the latest updates. This time we picked three features, while working on the backlog of a demo project. Mention using @…

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Ranger Jan-Feb 2016 Flash – Welcome new guidance and widgets!

Sorry for the delay of the January flash, but we were counting down while waiting for the countdown widget! highlights Show area path dependencies extension allows you to display area path dependencies. Print cards v2 extension introduces QR Codes. First of a new series of version control articles were published on visualstudio.com: Map TFVC actions…

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