Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Champion of Champions 2017 award

We are pleased to announce the nominees and winner of the Champion of  Champions Award 2017, selected by their peers for impact over the past 12 months. The champion of champions is the brightest star amongst all ALM Rangers, who we admire and respect. Reviewing the nominations is always an amazing experience. It’s humbling to…


Roadmap for the generator-vsts-extension

We have a lot of innovation in store for the generator-team-services-extension and are open to accept your ideas and/or contributions. Here’s our proposed prioritisation and ambitious roadmap:  S116 (current 3-week sprint) Review the template extension architecture Add tfx-cli scripts into package.json Update the template extension architecture Extend Yo generator extension templates Generate Dashboard Widget Improvements…

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Generate Team Services extension starter kit with the Yeoman generator VSTS-EXT

We’ve been developing extensions for the Visual Studio Marketplace for a while. An observation we’ve made is that we have spent a lot of time building basic extension architectures, managing the latest version of the SDK and typing, creating consistent folder structures, and configuring manifests. “Never let humans do a computer’s job” – Donovan Brown…

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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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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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