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March 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 2022.1
Azure DevOps Server 2020.1.2
Azure DevOps Server 2019.1.2
Azure DevOps Server 2022.1 Patch 3

If you have Azure DevOps Server 2022.1,
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Azure Pipelines deprecated tasks retirement schedule

Azure Pipelines includes around 150 build & release tasks as well as many more task extensions. Various included tasks have multiple (major) versions bringing the total to over included 200 tasks.

Some of these tasks have been deprecated for some time,
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End of SSH-RSA support for Azure Repos

Azure Repos provides two methods for users to access a git repository in Azure Repos – HTTPS and SSH. To use SSH, you need to create a key pair using one of the supported encryption methods. In the past we’ve been supporting only SSH-RSA and we’ve asked users to enable the SSH-RSA here.
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JUnit Attachments Support for Publish Test Results

We’ve recently made some improvements to the Publish Test Results task in Azure Pipelines. This task now supports file attachments when publishing test results from a JUnit report.

JUnit Attachments Report Format

The JUnit XML report format doesn’t officially have support for file attachments but there is a common convention of including attachments in the element of each test case.
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February 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 2022.1
Azure DevOps Server 2020.1.2
Azure DevOps Server 2019.1.2
Azure DevOps Server 2022.1 Patch 2

If you have Azure DevOps Server 2022.1,
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Workload identity federation for Azure deployments is now generally available

In September, we announced the ability to configure Azure service connections that do not need a secret. Azure service connections that use workload identity federation are easier to manage and more secure. Many customers have adopted this feature and we’re excited to announce it is now generally available!
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Regenerating secrets for Azure DevOps OAuth applications

You can now self-regenerate new client secrets as needed for apps made on top of the Azure DevOps’ OAuth platform. A valid, active client secret is critical for getting a refresh token to continue using your app. Once the secret has expired,
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Azure Boards + GitHub improvements in private preview

Today we are happy to announce several improvements to our GitHub integration story. These improvements are vital for those customers who are seeking better traceability between Azure Boards and GitHub repositories.

AB# Validation

This is a recap of the private preview announcement we made in December 2023.
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New Boards Hub Update, January 2024

In our fall update, we acknowledged the necessity to pause the rollout of New Boards Hub. Our focus was on enhancing its quality, performance, accessibility, and addressing an long list of bugs and issues. We’re pleased with the progress achieved in the past few months and want to highlight a few key points as we prepare to make New Boards Hub the default experience for our next group of customers.
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New version of Publish Code Coverage Results task

We’ve introduced a new V2 version of the publish code coverage results task (known as PCCR) in Azure Pipelines recently. The main benefit of the V2 task is the support for more formats of the code coverage results and therefore more programming languages than the V1 task,
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Final notice of alternate credentials deprecation

In November 2019, we announced that the alternate credentials feature will be formally deprecated in March 2020. Since then, a small number of users were grandfathered in with continued usage of existing alternate credentials, which have remained active until today.

We will be discontinuing all usage of alternate credentials this month.
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Azure DevOps Server Product Lifecycle and Servicing

Azure DevOps Server and Team Foundation Server follow the Microsoft Product Fixed Lifecycle Policy of 10 years. The first 5 years of Mainstream Support provide feature updates, platform updates, security updates, functionality fixes, and quality improvements. The second 5 years of Extended Support provide critical security updates only for the latest release of each version.
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Updates to Azure DevOps Demo Generator and Labs

We are excited to announce that we have published new content to the Azure DevOps Demo Generator and Azure DevOps Labs!
The Azure DevOps Labs is a great tool to help you learn about the integrated features offered in Azure DevOps.
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December 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 2022.1
Azure DevOps Server 2020.1.2
Azure DevOps Server 2022.1 Patch 1

If you have Azure DevOps Server 2022.1,
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Azure DevOps for Unreal Engine game development

In this article, we will cover Git features such as LFS and sparse checkout, as well as how to properly configure Unreal Engine so that multiple users can work on the same level at the same time. We will also show how to use Anchorpoint to make Git accessible to non-technical people like artists.
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Work Items in Visual Studio

Several years ago, with the introduction of Visual Studio 2019, we launched a completely revamped work item experience. This updated view operates entirely on REST, replacing the deprecated SOAP APIs utilized in the legacy version. Although Visual Studio 2022 still includes the option to revert to the legacy view,
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Updated: Azure DevOps Server 2022.1 RTW now available

12/5 Update: There is a known issue where the Agent version does not update after upgrading to Azure DevOps Server 2022.1 and using Update Agent in Agent Pool configuration. We are currently working on a patch to resolve this issue and will share updates in the Developer Community as we make progress.
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New Boards Hub, Fall Update

If you have been following these posts, then you are more than familiar with our New Boards Hub initiative. We have been doing our best to keep our community informed of the new features and our rollout plans. Now is a good time to provide an update on where things are at with a couple of our new preview features,
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Azure DevOps’ First Consensus Assessment Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ) Now Available

I am thrilled to announce that we have now published, for the first time, a Consensus Assessment Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ) specific to Azure DevOps. The Consensus Assessment Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ) is a tool developed by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). It serves as a standard set of questions aimed at helping potential cloud customers evaluate the security capabilities of cloud service providers.
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November patches for Azure DevOps Server and Team Foundation Server

This month, we are releasing fixes that impact our self-hosted product, Azure DevOps Server, as well as Team Foundation Server 2018.3.2.

Azure DevOps Server 2022.0.1 Patch 5
Note: If you have Azure DevOps Server 2022, you should first update to Azure DevOps Server 2022.0.1 and then install Azure DevOps Server 2022.0.1 Patch 5.
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Git Partial Clone Now Supported in Azure DevOps

Git Partial Clone

Treeless and blobless Git Partial Clones are now enabled in Azure DevOps for all customers! Partial clones are a reduced type of git clone that users create via specific arguments on the git command line. For large repositories with a lot of history,
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Azure DevOps Server 2022.1 RC2 now available

We have released Azure DevOps Server 2022.1 RC2. This is our last planned prerelease before our final release of Azure DevOps Server 2022.1. A direct upgrade is supported from Azure DevOps Server 2022.1 RC1, any version of TFS, including Team Foundation Server 2015 and newer.
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Azure Boards + GitHub Integration Improvements

The existing Azure Boards + GitHub integration has been in place for several years now. This integration was a great starting point, but it does not offer the level of traceability that our customers have grown accustomed to. Based on your feedback,
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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