How to implement feature flags and A|B testing

Finally, continuous integration, testing, and delivery are part of your organization’s engineering process. You understand the cloud and big data; you’ve begun to introduce monitoring into your workflows. Your environments are built on IaC (Infrastructure as Code), and reliability seems to be significantly improved. Your engineering teams are getting comfortable with containers.” But, you know…

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Effective feature isolation with TFVC – what do you think of the work-in-progress sandbox?

We’re looking for ways to be more transparent with the development of our guidance, give the developer community an opportunity to give early feedback, and deliver value quicker. The guidance sandbox is where we’re planning to collaborate on new DevOps and Branching guidance, before committing to aka.ms/techarticles. Example For example, we just created this pull…

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Manage your open source usage and security in your pipeline

The open source approach has a tremendous value for us as a technological community. The collaborative development model helps the industry evolve rapidly, increase innovation and save time and money. We all use open source components in our applications, front or back end, JavaScript, .NET or Python, whether it is a JSON serialization library or…

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Importing from JIRA to VSTS

In this post we’ll share our research on how to import your current project information from JIRA to VSTS. Overview There is a rising demand from our customers to sync/move project items from JIRA to VSTS in order to support a wide variety of integration scenarios. Capitalizing on how extensible both platforms are, in this…


VSS Web Extensions SDK Update (version 1.108.0) – Breaking Changes

Symptom If you are building a VSTS (or TFS) web extension, be aware of the breaking changes that come from the new SDK version. Cause Last week a we pushed a new release of the SDK (vss-web-extension-sdk@1.108.0). This release comes with some important dependency updates: React: now react types are included The Rest API version…

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Understanding Lead and Cycle Time with our part-time community

Lead Time and Cycle Time are important concepts for teams who want to manage and plan their activities, minimise delays, and measure their efficiency. Let’s walk through a hypothetical example. You walk into a restaurant and sit down. A waiter gives you a menu and walks away. Waiter returns, takes and confirms your order. Kitchen…

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