This post series provides the latest updates and news for Visual Studio Team Services and is a great way for Azure users to keep up-to-date with new features being released every three weeks. Visual Studio Team Services offers the best DevOps tooling to create an efficient continuous integration and release pipeline to Azure. With the rapidly expanding list of features in Team Services, teams can start to leverage it more efficiently for all areas of their Azure workflow, for apps written in any language and deployed to any OS.
Team Services integrates with Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams is a new chat-based workspace in Office365 that makes collaborating on software projects with Team Services a breeze. Team Services integrates with Microsoft Teams to provide a comprehensive chat and collaboration experience for your agile team across the development lifecycle.
Code Search is generally available and now Java friendly
Code Search is now available as a free extension to Team Services and Team Foundation Server for all basic access users in your account. In addition to C#, C, C++, and Visual Basic code, you can now do semantic searches across Java code.
Exploratory Testing extension is now Test & Feedback and generally available
Exploratory Testing has already become one of the most loved extensions for Team Services and one that we rely on heavily for bug bashing Team Services and the Visual Studio website. It is now Generally Available at no additional cost. It also has a new name and new superpowers, Test & Feedback. Read the announcement post to see how your team can use it to capture findings from exploratory sessions, create artifacts and work-items and collaborate with your team.
Automate code analysis with Maven and Gradle build tasks
The Maven and Gradle build tasks now have additional code analysis features that make it easier to understand and control technical debt.
New extensions for Rugged Devops
Whitesource, HPE Security Fortify and Checkmarx are three Team Services extensions that add support for OSS security and license validation, as well as code scanning, to ‘shift left’ your security and assist you in spending less time to build more secure software.
Devops with feature flags and Team Services
Feature flags are a powerful way to manage exposing new features as you deploy your application every sprint. See how the Team Services team uses feature flags to release every three weeks, and how you too can use feature flags with Team Services.
New features released in October 2016
Several new Git features, ability to schedule multiple releases triggers and a simpler way to create an Azure endpoint highlight the October release of Team Services. Oh, and did you know Team Services is included as part of a Visual Studio subscription? If a Visual Studio subscriber logs in to your Team Services account, they’re automatically recognized – making it even easier for you to manage subscribers in your team.