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September 2020

Sep 22

New IoT Event Learning Path

NOW AVAILABLE

A new Event Learning Path is now available for solution architects, business decision makers, and developers interested in IoT Solutions with Azure IoT Services.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Azure IoT Edge
  • Azure IoT Central
  • Azure Sphere
  • Windows 10 IoT Core Services
  • Azure Digital Twins
  • Azure RTOS
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 11

Azure Pipelines announces the general availability of scale-set agents

NOW AVAILABLE

In the last two months, we improved the reliability in performing various scale-set operations. We have updated the guidance on how to improve the performance of provisioning new virtual machines.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features

August 2020

Aug 17

Azure DevOps Artifacts storage exploration

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q3 2020

More granular breakdowns and analyses into artifact storage.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Features
  • Management

June 2020

Jun 8

Azure DevOps Services now simplifies Azure Artifacts integration with other services

NOW AVAILABLE

The latest update to Azure DevOps Services includes new features for Azure Artifacts, Azure Boards, and Azure Pipelines. Of particular note is a new Azure Artifacts feature that makes it easier to authenticate Azure Artifacts with other popular package managers.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features

May 2020

May 14

Azure Pipelines YAML CD features are now available with Azure DevOps update

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Pipelines YAML CD features are now available with the latest Azure DevOps update, plus more improvements to the Azure Pipelines user experience.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features
May 7

Azure DevOps update to configure deployment strategies from the Azure portal

NOW AVAILABLE

An update to Azure DevOps enables you to configure deployment strategies from directly within the Azure portal, and includes several improvements to the Azure Pipelines and Azure Repos user experiences.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features

April 2020

Apr 16

Azure DevOps update to increase productivity and reduce latency

NOW AVAILABLE

An update to Azure DevOps includes improvements to pull-request actionability, pipeline security and compliance, and npm API performances to increase productivity and reduce latency.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features

March 2020

Mar 19

Multi-organization billing for Azure DevOps is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Multi-organization billing for Azure DevOps is now available.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features

February 2020

Feb 25

Preview a fully parsed YAML document without running the pipeline

NOW AVAILABLE

With this update, we've added a preview-but-don't-run mode for YAML pipelines so you can try a YAML pipeline without running it or committing it to a repo. This will let you see a fully parsed YAML document without running the pipeline.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features
Feb 7

New Azure DevOps features include improved Azure Pipelines security with read-only variables

NOW AVAILABLE

An update to Azure DevOps includes improved Azure Pipelines security with read-only variables and support for output variables in deployment jobs.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features

January 2020

Jan 24

Azure DevOps—Release and pipelines events now available in the audit logs

NOW AVAILABLE

In the Sprint 163 update of Azure DevOps, release and pipelines events have been added to the audit logs. In addition, service connections can now be used to reference repositories in another organization in a YAML pipeline.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features

December 2019

Dec 6

Use GitHub Actions to trigger a run in Azure Pipelines

NOW AVAILABLE

GitHub Actions for Azure Pipelines is now available in the sprint 161 update of Azure DevOps. Use GitHub Actions to trigger an Azure Pipelines run directly from your GitHub Actions workflow.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features

November 2019

Nov 11

Azure DevOps—New sprint burndown widget and improved pipelines security

NOW AVAILABLE

In the latest update to Azure DevOps, we added a new sprint burndown widget that supports burning down by story points, count of tasks, and by summing custom fields. In addition, we improved pipelines security by restricting the scope of access tokens.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features
Nov 8

Public and project-scoped feeds for Azure Artifacts

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Artifacts now allows creating public feeds (shared with every unauthenticated user on the Internet) or project-scoped ones

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features
Nov 7

Azure DevOps roadmap update

IN DEVELOPMENT

Exciting enhancements and features are coming soon to all Azure DevOps services. Visit the features timeline for the complete list.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features
Nov 7

Enforce artifact policies for Azure Pipelines - Preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Pipelines allows the creation and enforcement of artifact policies that will help tracing an artifact from source control to production. Available in preview.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features
Nov 6

New deployment strategies and caching for Azure Pipelines

NOW AVAILABLE

Updates to Azure Pipelines include new deployment strategies (canary for Kubernetes, rolling for Kubernetes and VMs), as well as the GA of Pipeline Caching.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features
Nov 4

Introducing the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure

NOW AVAILABLE

The Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure is proven guidance to accelerate your cloud adoption journey. It’s a collection of tools, guidance, and best practices to help shape your cloud strategy and achieve the desired business goals.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Azure DevOps Projects
  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Azure Blueprints
  • Azure Management Groups
  • Azure Policy
  • Cost Management + Billing
  • Azure Database Migration Service
  • Azure Migrate
  • Security Center
  • Azure Advisor
  • Azure Service Health
  • Security
  • Compliance
  • Management

October 2019

Oct 18

New Azure Boards and Azure Repos app for Microsoft Teams

NOW AVAILABLE

In the latest Azure DevOps update, we added new Microsoft Teams apps for Azure Boards and Azure Repos. The Azure Boards app will let you monitor work item activity and create work items from your Microsoft Teams channel. On the other hand, the Azure Repos app will allow you to monitor your repositories.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features
Oct 1

Azure DevOps—Assignment-based billing and other new features

NOW AVAILABLE

In the latest update of Azure DevOps, we've added user assignment-based billing. With this feature, the number of Basic or Basic + Test Plan licenses will change as you add or remove users. This means that you’ll only pay for the licenses you’re using. We’ve also added a new setting that lets you choose whether new users get full Basic access or limited/free Stakeholder access. See the list of new features for more information.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features

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