VSTS Gems – Preview Features

VSTS is a great platform, but did you know about its gems? Follow this short post series where we undercover some of its coolest features. Gem Preview Features <click> on image for animation. Area Settings TFS Availability Not available. Value VSTS uses a strategy based on deployment rings and feature flags that allow a fine…

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Announcing the deprecation of a number of guidance and tools

Our mission is to provide practical guidance, experience, and gap-filling solutions to the developer community. These solutions are eventually deprecated for a number of reasons, such as: Gaps are filled as the products and documentation continue to mature () Value of solutions becomes less than the effort to maintain them (no value) Passion and bandwidth…


VSTS Gems – Analytics Extention #1 – Analytical widgets

VSTS is a great platform, but did you know about its gems? Follow this short post series where we undercover some of its coolest features. Gem Analytics Extention – Analytics widgets <click> on image for animation. Area Planning. TFS Availability Not available. Value This extension adds a series of widgets (CFD, Lead, Cycle, Velocity, Burndown…

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Refreshed VC, VSTS, and DevOps articles and a call for feedback!

We refreshed a batch of materials we’re creating and updating to support your development efforts with Version Control (VC), Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), Team Foundation Server (TFS), and your DevOps journey. To continuously improve the content, we need your feedback and contributions. What … contributions? Feedback and Edit You’ll notice on our docs.microsoft.com that…


Recent work on the Countdown Widget for VSTS

Countdown Widget is one of the oldest Ranger extensions. This extension was part of the first batch of extensions developed for VSTS to showcase the new extensibility mechanisms. Over time it has become a valued (top 25) extension with well over 6000 VSTS installations. However, there were several feature requests that have remained unaddressed for…

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VSTS Gems- Chain related builds

VSTS is a great platform, but did you know about its gems? Follow this short post series where we undercover some of its coolest features. Gem Build dependency – Chain related builds together using build completion triggers <click> on image for animation. Area Build TFS Availability TFS 2019 Value Different configuration settings, options, or a…

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Yet another CI/CD post – Java, Apache spark, Cloudera, Azure and TFS

The Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS) team is committed to the “Any language, any platform” principle and this article describes just one of the infinite and diverse CI/CD workloads you can setup on VSTS/TFS. In this article we’ll demonstrate how to pull together all the technologies and tools mentioned in…

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VSTS Gems – Marketplace, the one stop location for added functionality

VSTS is a great platform, but did you know about its gems? Follow this short post series where we undercover some of its coolest features. Gem Marketplace – Need a feature? Have you tried the marketplace? <click> on image for animation. Area Administration. TFS Availability Now. Value VSTS and TFS have public extension points A…

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How we checked and fixed the 503 error and Performance issue in our Azure Function

How we checked and fixed the 503 error and Performance issue in our Azure Function Since we released our Azure Function that allows you to use LaunchDarkly services with our VSTS Roll Up Board widget extension, we have recently evolved it further by adding an Azure Function that allows you to retrieve the flags of…

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devconf discussions – Feature Flags

For the next few days I’ll try to share a few of the discussions before, during, and after devconf, a community driven, developer focused, one-day conference hosted annually.   Feature flags are definitely a hot topic. Here are some of the questions we discussed over the past 2 days and my thoughts. How do we…

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