Visualize the health of your builds – a sneak preview of the Team Project Health extension

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

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Offline Test Execution

The Offline Test Execution extension, created by Josh Garverick, Mattias Sköld, and Utkarsh Shigihalli, allows testers to perform Test Steps even if disconnected from Visual Studio Team Services, using an exported Excel Spreadsheet. Export Export the entire test plan, or a filtered selection, to an Excel file. Filter the export to the entire test plan,…

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Announcing Version 1.0 of SonarQube ARM Template

Controlling technical debt is an important exercise for development teams as they embrace DevOps.  Previously we released a beta solution for deployment of SonarQube into azure to help remove blockers around implementing it, but another primary concern will always be security.  With this first official release we have implemented security around the creation of SonarQube…

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Artifacts and guidance for Azure DevTest Labs

We are pleased to announce that the team, spearheaded by Derek Keeler and Josh Garverick, has achieved their goal. They set out to investigate how to extend the lab and complement the gallery by adding a few missing artifacts to engage with the vibrant artifact community. Artefacts on Azure/azure-devtestlab You can access, use, and enhance…

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Extension updates to add feedback section and squash more bugs

We are pleased to announce that the Folder Management and Work Item Visualization extensions have been updated on the marketplace. Both extensions include the new Feedback section, which we are adding to all of our extensions. It includes: A link for you to contact us by email. A link to the list of features and…

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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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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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Print cards v2 extension

The Print Cards extension, created by Gordon Beeming and Robert MacLean, allows you to print cards from your Kanban board to use on a physical scrum board. With the addition of QR codes in v2, you can now easily see more details on your device just by scanning the card. Check out the how-to scan…

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Show area path dependencies extension

The Show Area Path Dependencies extension, created by Niel Zeeman with help from Steve St Jean, displays area path dependencies a team has with other teams. Agile teams don’t rely on traditional project management techniques to track dependencies. They are looking for a lightweight way to manage their dependencies on other teams. This extension does…

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Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Champion Awards 2016

We are pleased to announce the Champion Awards 2016 winners, the “best of the best”, selected by their peers and communities, for impact over the past 12 months. It has been a humbling experience to review each nomination and realize the magnitude of impact these engineers have made to Microsoft and our communities. The Visual…