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Introducing Work Item Chart Filtering in Azure DevOps Dashboards

We are thrilled to announce the release of Work Item Chart Filtering in Azure DevOps Dashboards. This enhanced filtering streamlines your workflow just a click away.

Effortless Filtering for Deeper Insights
With this new feature, not only can you hover over a work item chart,
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Improved Code Coverage Tab Experience

If you’re using Azure DevOps for your CI/CD pipeline, you may be interested in our recent improvements to code coverage testing. Code coverage tests can help you identify areas of your code that are not tested, or not tested enough, and improve the quality of your automated tests and overall code quality.
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Visual Studio Innovations at .NET Conf 2023: Save The Date



We’re gearing up for .NET Conf 2023 from November 14th to 16th and are excited to showcase how the latest enhancements in Visual Studio will bolster your .NET development workflow. This free, three-day virtual developer conference, co-organized by the .NET community and Microsoft,
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Designed with your feedback: a better Extension Manager

Earlier this year, we showed you how to try a preview version of our new Extension Manager, which was designed to make it easier for developers like you to find great extensions to boost your productivity and personalize your Visual Studio experience.
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Visual Studio 2022 17.8 Preview 3 is here!

Welcome to Visual Studio 2022 17.8 Preview 3! This release is dedicated to addressing community submitted feedback where we resolved nearly 100 Developer Community tickets. Our primary focus was improving stability and reliability while also introducing a few new features.
Area

Enhancements
Productivity

Visual Studio Update Notification
C++ Game Dev

Unreal Engine Macro Specifier Suggestions

Structured Diagnostics
SQL Server Data Tools

Upgraded Microsoft.Data.SQLClient (MDS) 3.0 to MDS 5.0 and more!
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October patches for Azure DevOps Server

This month, we are releasing fixes that impact our self-hosted product, Azure DevOps Server.

The following versions of the products have been patched. Check out the links for each version for more details.
Azure DevOps Server 2022.0.1
Azure DevOps Server 2020.1.2
Azure DevOps Server 2020.0.2
Azure DevOps Server 2022.0.1 Patch 4
Note: If you have Azure DevOps Server 2022,
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How Microsoft Empowers Developers with Disabilities: Celebrating NDEAM

October is National Disabled Employee Awareness Month, or NDEAM, a time to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities and raise awareness about the value of diverse and inclusive workforces across the globe. At Microsoft, we are committed to empowering every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more,
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Team Work Item Automation Rules (Private Preview)

Customers have been requesting to automate state transitions for a while. Take this request from 2018:

“When a User Story contains several child tasks, often developers update the child tasks but not the overall state of the User Story. It would be great to automatically update the state of the User Story according to the state of the child tasks.
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New Azure DevOps scopes now available for Microsoft Identity OAuth delegated flow apps

We have added new Azure DevOps scopes for delegated OAuth apps on the Microsoft Identity platform, also colloquially known as Azure Active Directory OAuth apps. These new scopes will enable app developers to announce specifically which permissions they are hoping to request from the user in order to perform app duties.
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Now Streaming: The Visual Studio ‘Tea & Technology’ Miniseries

2023 Visual Studio Miniseries:

Tea & Technology

The Visual Studio team is full of stories and insights, and we knew it was time to share them. So, we picked up our cameras and went on a special tour of Microsoft’s iconic Redmond Campus.
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Managed identity and service principal support for Azure DevOps now in General Availability (GA)

After announcing the release of Managed Identity and Service Principal support in public preview last March, we were overcome by the positive response many of you had. We’re grateful to those who have taken the time to implement a managed identity within your apps and tools.
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New Boards Hub Rollout Update

In July, we provided an overview on the steps for New Boards hub to go GA. In this blog post, we wanted to provide a short update on where things are at and what you can expect over the next couple of months.
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A unit of profiling makes the allocations go away

In Visual Studio 17.8 Preview 2 we have updated unit test profiling, allowing you to use any of the available tools in the performance profiler – not just the instrumentation tool. With this change, it’s easy to quickly profile small units of work in isolation,
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New React TypeScript SPA Templates and More

We have made the latest React TypeScript SPA Templates available in our latest preview. If you are developing React TypeScript Web application with ASP.NET as backend in Visual Studio, go ahead and try the new template! All the Visual Studio React and Vue templates using the JavaScript SDK are now using Vite,
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IntelliTest simplifies writing and maintaining unit tests

Writing a suite of unit tests that exhaustively exercise and validate the logic of the code is not easy. It can even be considered too expensive to do at all. Fortunately, IntelliTest addresses both concerns: it helps you achieve high code coverage at a fraction of the cost,
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Now Generally Available: GitHub Advanced Security for Azure DevOps is ready for you to use

We’re excited to announce that GitHub Advanced Security for Azure DevOps is now generally available and is ready for you to use in your own Azure DevOps repos! You can now enable code, secret, and dependency scanning within Azure Repos and take advantage of the new product updates.
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Introducing Azure DevOps Server 2022 Update 1 RC1

Today we’re very excited to announce the first release candidate (RC1) of Azure DevOps Server 2022.1!

With this release, we’ve added many new features that you’ve been asking for. Here are a few of the highlights:
Last Accessed column on Delivery Plans page

Visualize all dependencies on Delivery Plans

New PAT Scope for managing pipeline authorization and approvals and checks

New user interface for upstream package search

Show Parent in Query Results Widget
There are many more features with this release,
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Visual Studio 2022 17.8 Preview 2 has arrived!



We hope everyone enjoyed all the new and updated features that came with our first preview of Visual Studio’s next version, and now we’re back with more! This release brings additional tools to help you improve your productivity, debug your code,
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Balancing User Updates with Security Best Practices

In today’s world, it is imperative for IT administrators and organizations to manage security effectively and embrace security best practices. One common best practice involves implementing appropriate permission levels to ensure that only authorized accounts can access sensitive data and functionality.
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September patches for Azure DevOps Server and Team Foundation Server

This month, we are releasing fixes that impact our self-hosted product, Azure DevOps Server.

The following versions of the products have been patched. Check out the links for each version for more details.
Azure DevOps Server 2022.0.1
Azure DevOps Server 2020.1.2
Azure DevOps Server 2020.0.2
Azure DevOps Server 2019.1.2
Azure DevOps Server 2019.0.1
Team Foundation Server 2018.3.2
Azure DevOps Server 2022.0.1 Patch 3
Note: If you have Azure DevOps Server 2022,
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Public preview of Workload identity federation for Azure Pipelines

Do you want to stop storing secrets and certificates in Azure service connections? Are you tired rotating these secrets whenever they expire? We are now announcing a public preview of workload identity federation for Azure service connections. Workload identity federation uses an industry-standard technology,
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Elevating Debugging with Auto-decompilation and External Sources

Visual Studio has been supporting external sources debugging and decompilation for some time now. However, with the release of Visual Studio 17.7, the debugger took a significant leap forward by introducing Auto-decompilation for .NET libraries making the external code debugging in Visual Studio much more streamlined and effortless.
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Keep your casing with Case-preserving Find and Replace

The Visual Studio search experience is getting a new feature that allows users to find and replace text without having to worry about different casings. For example, a method parameter `catalogItemId` and object property `CatalogItemId` have the same name but different capitalization but should both be replaced by something like ‘productId’ with their respective casings. 
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Visual Studio for Mac Retirement Announcement

Today we are announcing the retirement of the Visual Studio for Mac IDE. Visual Studio for Mac 17.6 will continue to be supported for another 12 months, until August 31st, 2024, with servicing updates for security issues and updated platforms from Apple.
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Introducing Azure Artifacts support for Rust Crates

Rust is earning its place as a go-to language for developers everywhere. Why? It’s fast, it’s safe, and the community around it is supportive and hands-on. With clear guides and a collective push to help each other out, Rust feels less like just another tool and more like a reliable coding partner for modern programming challenges.
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August patches for Azure DevOps Server

This month, we are releasing fixes that impact our self-hosted product, Azure DevOps Server.

The following versions of the products have been patched. Check out the links for each version for more details.
Azure DevOps Server 2022.0.1
Azure DevOps Server 2020.1.2
Azure DevOps Server 2020.0.2
Azure DevOps Server 2019.1.2
Azure DevOps Server 2019.0.1
Azure DevOps Server 2022.0.1 Patch 2

Update: If you have Azure DevOps 2022 and installed Patch 4,
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