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.
Git best practice with Team Services: Branch Policies
How can you ensure you are finding bugs before they’re introduced into your codebase while still ensuring you have the right people reviewing? Branch policies can go a long way to enhancing your Pull Requests workflow.
Becoming more productive with Git: Tower and Team Services
Working with Git in Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server just became even easier: the popular Git desktop client Tower now comes with dedicated integrations for these services.
One-click Import of Git repositories into Team Services
Teams can now import a Git repository from GitHub, BitBucket, GitLab, or other locations. You can import into either a new or an existing empty repository.
Enable continuous deployment to App Stores with Team Services
Whether you build apps for the iOS, Android or Windows, Team Services has app store extensions that make it easy to publish your app and set up continuous deployment
New features released in September 2016
Two rounds of Team Services updates in September empower your team to get stuff done faster so you can enjoy those pumpkin spice lattes and the crisp autumn air. Custom work item types, more static analysis options in builds and a new feedback option in the Exploratory Testing extension are just a few among many new delightful updates.
Build and Release pricing update
Release Management is coming out of trial mode in Team Foundation Server “15”. Learn more to see how teams get billed for releases in Team Services and TFS post TFS “15” release.
New build queue tab
A redesign of the Queued builds experience in the Build hub brings richer details of your queued/running builds in a more intuitive way.
Changes to the way you log into Team Services
The new screens simplify login for users in organizations that use Azure Active Directory, bringing the experience more in line with the way you login to Azure, Office 365, etc.