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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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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

September 2019

Sep 6

Updates to Azure DevOps and App Service improvements

NOW AVAILABLE

In the sprint 157 update of Azure DevOps, we added rollup columns to backlogs that let you track progress across work item hierarchies (for example, epics/features/user stories). We also added multiple improvements for deploying Azure App Service apps.

  • Azure DevOps

August 2019

Aug 15

New enhancements to Azure Boards are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Boards has new items that can help enhance your experience. For example, you can now customize system picklist values such as severity, activity, and priority. In addition, rule support is now available for setting fields to read-only or required based on group membership. Finally, there’s a new extension that will allow you to create cascading picklists on your work item form.

  • Azure DevOps

July 2019

Jul 31

Azure DevOps Roadmap update for Q3 of 2019

IN DEVELOPMENT

The engineering team behind Azure DevOps is constantly at work delivering enhancements and new features across our services. We recently added new capabilities at an unprecedented pace for Azure DevOps. The highlights listed below are just a few of the new features coming in the next few months. Visit the DevOps feature timeline for a complete list.

  • Azure DevOps
Jul 26

New Analytics reports and Azure Boards app available for Slack

NOW AVAILABLE

In the Sprint 155 Update of Azure DevOps, we are introducing new Azure Boards reports to make it easier for you to track important team metrics. You will see the new reports under the Analytics tab in the Boards, Backlog and Sprint hubs.

  • Azure DevOps
Jul 5

Azure DevOps adds new features including bi-directional traceability between Releases and Jira issues

NOW AVAILABLE

We are releasing the Azure Pipelines for Jira app to the Atlassian marketplace. The integration adds links to Jira issues as work items deployed with the releases and allows you to view deployment details directly in Jira issues.

  • Azure DevOps

June 2019

Jun 21

View linked GitHub activity from the Kanban board

NOW AVAILABLE

We continue to enhance the Azure Boards integration with GitHub. Now you can get information of your linked GitHub commits, pull requests and issues on your Kanban board. This information will give you a quick sense of where an item is at and allow you to directly navigate out to the GitHub commit, pull request, or issue for more details.

  • Azure DevOps

May 2019

May 23

Filter by target branch in pull requests

NOW AVAILABLE

In the Sprint 152 Update of Azure DevOps, we added the option to filter pull requests by target branch, several new command line commands and an extensibility point to allow extensions to add syntax highlighting and autocomplete to the file explorer and pull request views.

  • Azure DevOps
May 16

Kubernetes integration with Azure Pipelines is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now use GitHub identity to login into the Azure DevOps portal. In addition, you can take your GitHub repo all the way to Kubernetes using a YAML based multistage pipeline.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Azure Pipelines
May 6

Visual Studio Subscription with GitHub Enterprise offering

NOW AVAILABLE

The native integrations of GitHub Enterprise with Visual Studio and Azure DevOps make it easier and faster for your development teams to adopt Git.

  • Azure DevOps
May 6

Azure now supports GitHub identity single sign-on

NOW AVAILABLE

GitHub identities are now supported as sign in option to log in to Azure. An existing Microsoft account is no longer needed to sign in to Azure.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Microsoft Azure portal
May 6

Azure now supports GitHub identity single sign-on

NOW AVAILABLE

GitHub identities are now supported as sign in option to log in to Azure. An existing Microsoft account is no longer needed to sign in to Azure.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Microsoft Azure portal
May 2

Azure Pipelines app for Teams, improved GitHub and Azure Boards integration: Sprint 151 Update

NOW AVAILABLE

In the Sprint 151 Update of Azure DevOps, we improved GitHub integration with Azure Boards by adding a GitHub Marketplace app to streamline the acquisition and configuration with your GitHub repositories.

  • Azure DevOps

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