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Visual Studio Team Services Release Notes

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Microsoft-hosted Linux and macOS agents GA – VSTS Sprint 137 Update

By Biju Venugopal

In the Sprint 137 Update of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), we remove the "Preview" moniker from our Linux and macOS Microsoft-hosted CI/CD agents and make them generally available. Along with our Microsoft-hosted Windows agent, you now have a trusted and scalable platform for production builds and releases, no matter what your platform.There are a number of other features across Code, Wiki, Package, and Administration. Check out the Features list below for more.

Modernizing the UI – VSTS Sprint 136 Update

By Jeremy Epling

In the Sprint 136 Update of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), we are introducing some new and exciting design changes. You can preview a new experience in the Build hub and Test tab. The Queries hub is now generally available. Also, you can try a preview of the new navigation experience.There are a number of other features across Work, Build, Release, Test, and Reporting. Check out the Features list below for more.

Visualize release progress – VSTS Sprint 135 Update

By Jamie Cool

In the Sprint 135 Update of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), we bring a new way to visualize all your release activity. The new release progress view takes the graphical release definition editor developed last year and lights it up with progress and status so that you can track a release and take actions in full context.There are a number of other features across Work, Code, Build, Release, and even a few related to authentication. Check out the Features list below for more.

Deploy to Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) using DevOps Projects – VSTS Sprint 134 Update

By Jamie Cool

The Sprint 134 Update of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) brings better support for Ruby, Python, and Java languages in Build and even more deployment options to Release. One of those options is the addition of Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) in Azure DevOps Projects to help you get started with containerized applications that are ready for scale. We are also announcing that release gates, which has been in preview for the last few months, now becomes generally available to help you automate the control of progressive deployments across environments of a release.A new version of the VSTS Demo Generator is also available to make it easy to demo and learn VSTS using a rich set of sample data and configuration.

Deployment for Azure Database for MySQL, Kubernetes with Helm, and Ruby on Rails – VSTS Sprint 133 Update

By Henry Dixon

In the Sprint 133 Update of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), we continue to expand on the languages and platforms we support for build and release. Whether your application uses Azure Database for MySQL, Kubernetes, or Ruby on Rails, we’ve got you covered. The list keeps growing in Azure DevOps Projects as well. Now it’s never been easier to get started on a Go or Ruby application in Azure.A new notification type and better support for NuGet upstream sources is also available now in Package Management.

Deployment Groups and Build completion trigger – VSTS Sprint 132 Update

By Gopinath Chigakkagari

The Sprint 132 Update of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) brings a few key features to help you scale your build and release pipeline. In Build, use the new build completion trigger to chain together related builds that may be owned by different teams. Over in Release, we are announcing the general availability of Deployment Groups, which you can use to scale deployments across multiple virtual machines with high availability, including production environments.Other highlights include:

Work Items hub and VM-based Azure DevOps Project – VSTS Sprint 131 Update

By Jamie Cool

In the Sprint 131 Update of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), there are a few features that have received a large amount of feedback and activity on UserVoice. One is the Work Items hub, which now becomes generally available to bring important work to the forefront of your daily workflow. We also added virtual machine as an option for configuring Azure DevOps Projects since we know that retaining lower-level control over web applications is important for some.Other highlights include:

Package upstream sources and symbol server generally available – VSTS Sprint 130 Update

By Henry Dixon and Aaron Bjork

In the Sprint 130 Update of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), we continue to improve our integration with tools and services that help you establish a full DevOps pipeline. Manage packages from upstream sources to take control of your dependencies and use VSTS as a symbol server to simplify debugging. You can also bring work items into your team conversation with the VSTS messaging extension for Microsoft Teams.Other highlights include:

Improved GitHub builds and suggested work item paths – VSTS Sprint 129 Update

By Jamie Cool

Since we skipped the deployment of an update over the recent holidays, we now return with features from both Sprint 128 and 129. In the Sprint 129 Update of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), you’ll notice several enhancements that should delight those from across your team. Most notably, we strengthen our integration with GitHub by enabling you to build pull requests from repository forks on GitHub.com and continuously integrate from GitHub Enterprise through an official build source.Other feature highlights include:

Identify flaky tests and improved extension install experience – VSTS Sprint 127 Update

By Ravi Shanker

In the Sprint 127 Update of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), you’ll find new features to help you manage your test results and execution, plus a set of new Marketplace experiences to help you get even more value out of the ecosystem. Read more about the Test and Marketplace improvements below.Other key feature highlights include:

Azure DevOps Project, YAML builds, Gated releases, and Hosted Mac agents – VSTS Sprint 126 Update

By Jamie Cool

In the Sprint 126 Update of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), we debut many of the features we announced at the Microsoft Connect(); 2017 event. This could be considered our largest release to date, not only in terms of volume of features but also in impact we believe this will have to help you progress on your DevOps journey with the languages and platforms you depend on.

Query editing improvements and revamped create release experience – VSTS Sprint 125 Update

By Aaron Bjork

In the Sprint 125 Update of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), you’ll see several query editing and experience consistency improvements as well as a revamped create release dialog. Read more about the create release experience below.

Other key feature highlights include:

Streamlined code and work items search – VSTS Sprint 124 Update

By Biju Venugopal

In the Sprint 124 Update of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) we’re happy to announce the preview of an updated experience for search that gives more real estate for the search results, and makes it easier and more intuitive to filter. Read more about the updated experience for search. 

Some of the other key feature highlights include: 

Multi-phase builds – VSTS Sprint 123 Update

By Jamie Cool

In the Sprint 123 Update of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) we’re announcing the availability of multi-phase builds to build multiple kinds of apps as part of a single build. Will your project complete on time? Check out the new Burndown and Burnup widgets to help you get to an answer.

Customizable work item rules – VSTS Sprint 122 Update

By Aaron Bjork

In the Sprint 122 Update of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) we’re announcing the general availability of customizable work item rules to automate work item behavior. A number of other preview features are now enabled by default, including the new release definition editor.

Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) Sprint 121 Update

By Anand Kamat

In the Sprint 121 Update we’re introducing the native Wiki in Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and a number of features to make VSTS better integrated and more consistent across your workflow.

New Release Definition Editor and improved pull request workflows – July 14

By Jamie Cool

Last sprint we talked about the continuing refresh of our web experience. The big thing we’re excited about this sprint is the new Release Definition Editor going into preview.

Git Tags web view, build definition import/export, and improved user management – June 22

By Jamie Cool

Our web experience was a big focus this release. Today we're releasing new/improved experiences for Git Tags, build definition import/export, and better user management.

New Visual Studio Enterprise pipeline benefit, mobile work item form GA, and source based release triggers – June 1

By Jamie Cool

This deployment, we're announcing a new benefit for Visual Studio Enterprise, the GA of work item mobile forms, and source based release triggers.

VM deployment and Delivery Plans – May 11

By Jamie Cool

Today, we include our announcements from //Build, including new features and improvements in CI/CD.

Delivery timeline markers, git graph, and build and release improvements – Apr 19

By Jamie Cool

With our deployment, we’re introducing delivery timeline markers, git graph, and lots of improvements to build and release.

PR filtering by people and improved Azure resource group template parameter experience – Mar 29

By Jamie Cool

We have introduced filtering pull requests by people, a better template parameter experience for Azure resource groups, and many other Release Management and Pull Request improvements.

Customized backlog levels, mobile work item form improvements, notifications for extensions – Mar 8

By Aaron Bjork

This sprint includes some great improvements to your Team Services experience, including mobile work item forms, custom backlog levels, and pull request improvements.

PR usability improvements & richer Github build integration – Feb 15

By Jamie Cool

We have made a bunch of improvements to pull requests, include actionable comments and improved calls to action.

Delivery Plans and mobile work item form – Jan 25

By Aaron Bjork

The preview of Delivery Plans is now available! We are also introducing a preview of a mobile work item form.

Getting personal – Jan 5

By Jamie Cool

We are bringing more social and personal experiences to Team Services. This sprint, you can see the new account and project homepages.

Follow a PR, task versioning, and search for commits in branches – Nov 23

By Erin Dormier

You can now follow a pull request and search for commits in branches.

Package Management GA, Release Management GA, import to Team Services, and work item search preview - Nov 16

At the Connect() conference, we are announcing the general availability of Package Management and Release Management.

Microsoft Teams integration, repo favorites, and new package management and release management regions – Nov 2

By Jamie Cool

With this deployment, we are announcing Microsoft Teams integration and new regions for package management and release management.

New navigation, Test & Feedback extension GA, and cherry-pick – Oct 12

By Jamie Cool

The new navigation experience is now On by default. We are also announcing the general availability of the Test and Feedback extension.

Import Git repos and view work item attachments – Sept 21

By Jamie Cool

You can now import a Git repository from GitHub, BitBucket, GitLab, or other locations into your Team Services account.

Custom work item types and stakeholder support for exploratory testing – Sept 2

Last Update: 9/27/2016
Note: The improvements discussed in this post will be rolling out throughout the next week.
We have some exciting new features this sprint!

Pull Requests refresh and much, much more – Aug 17

Last Update: 9/27/2016
Note: The improvements discussed in this post will be rolling out throughout the week.
Lots of stuff this sprint, lets jump in…

Release, test and Git/TFVC history view improvements – Jul 29

Last Update: 9/27/2016
Note: The improvements discussed in this post will be rolling out throughout the week. Please follow progress of the deployment at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vsoservice/.

Resize charts, PR comment tracking, RM updates and more – Jul 7

Last Update: 9/27/2016
Note: The improvements discussed in this post will be rolling out throughout the week. Please follow progress of the deployment at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vsoservice/.

Git & TFVC updates plus improved test traceability … – June 20

Last Update: 9/27/2016
Note: The improvements discussed in this post will be rolling out throughout the week. Please follow progress of the deployment at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vsoservice/.

SSH connections to Git repos, Docker integration, and more – June 1

Last Update: 9/27/2016
With this release we’re introducing new agile features as well as enhancements to dashboards, coding, package management, test, and build and release management.Note: The improvements discussed in this post will be rolling out throughout the week. Please follow progress of the deployment at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vsoservice/.

RM updates, email formatting, a checkbox control, and more – May 6

Last Update: 9/27/2016
Note: The improvements discussed in this post will be rolling out throughout the week. Please follow progress of the deployment at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vsoservice/.There’s so much in our deployment this week that I really don’t know where to begin. I’m going to start with a few items that I’m thrilled we’re knocking off our list...

Work item follow, move & change type - April 13

Last Update: 9/27/2016
Note: The improvements discussed in this post will be rolling out throughout the week. Please follow progress of the deployment at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vsoservice/.Let’s start by walking through some of the improvements we’ve made in the Work hub…

Improved commit traceability, custom multiline fields, and board/test integration - Mar 24

Last Update: 9/27/2016
Note: The improvements discussed in this post will be rolling out throughout the week. Please follow progress of the deployment at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vsoservice/.Let’s start by walking through some of the improvements we’ve made in the Code hub…

Better exploratory testing, test results for release environments, squash merge, and more – Mar 3

Last Update: 3/20/2017
Note: The improvements discussed in this post will be rolling out throughout the week. Please follow progress of the deployment at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vsoservice/.

Search extensions on Marketplace, Flexible build policy for Git, SCVMM Support and more – Feb 16

Last Update: 9/27/2016
We have lot to cover with this week’s deployment. So let’s jump right in ...

Dashboard widget SDK, create branch from work item, test visualizations and so much more – Jan 25

Note: The features discussed in this post will be rolling out over the next three weeks. We have been focusing on improving your Team Services experience. This sprint includes several items, such as mobile work item form improvements and custom backlog levels. Let’s get into these features!

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