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Announcements

Check out the new Azure Java Dev Center!

announced on March 8, 2016

The Azure Java Dev Center has moved to a new location. Read more...

Microsoft joins Eclipse Foundation and announces Codenvy Partnership

published on March 8, 2016

Today, we are announcing that Microsoft has joined the Eclipse Foundation and has formed a partnership with Codenvy. Read more...

Check it out: Azure Java WebApp support in the Azure Toolkit for Eclipse

published on March 8, 2016

Azure Java WebApp support in the Azure Toolkit for Eclipse makes it easy to take a Java web app and have it running in Azure within seconds. Read more...

Blog Posts

Official Release of TFVC Support for Visual Studio Code

announced on April 12, 2017 by Jeff Young

In the 1.116.0 release of the Visual Studio Team Services extension for Visual Studio Code, we have added support for Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC). Its core features enable users to work with their TFVC repositories from inside of Visual Studio Code. Read more...

Official Release of TFVC Support for the Visual Studio Team Services Plugin for Android Studio and IntelliJ

announced on March 7, 2017 by Leah Antkiewicz

In the 1.115.0 release of the Visual Studio Team Services plugin for Android Studio and IntelliJ, Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) support is being taken out of preview mode and being officially released. Read more...

JBoss and WildFly extension for Visual Studio Team Services

announced on December 14, 2016 by Yang Cao (VSNC)

We are pleased to announce the new JBoss and WildFly extension available from the Visual Studio Marketplace for Visual Studio Team Services / Team Foundation Server. Read more...

SonarSource have announced their own SonarQube Team Services / TFS integration

announced on December 13, 2016 by Bogdan Gavril

Microsoft have been partnering with SonarSource for almost two years to bring SonarQube to .NET developers and to make it easy to analyze MSBuild and Java projects from Visual Studio Team Services, TFS and Visual Studio. Read more...

Code Search is now Java friendly

announced on October 17, 2016 by Shruti Poddar [MSFT]

In addition to C#, C, C++, and Visual Basic code, you can now do semantic searches across Java code. Adding to our Java feature set and capabilities, we recently enabled contextual search for Java files in the Code Search extension for Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server starting with TFS “15”. Read more...

Maven and Gradle build tasks support powerful code analysis tools

announced on October 12, 2016 by Shu Sam Chen

Over the last few months we have been steadily building up the capabilities of the Maven and Gradle build tasks to offer insights into code quality through popular code analysis tools. Read more...

TFVC Support in Preview for Team Services Plugin for IntelliJ and Android Studio

announced on September 18, 2016 by leantk

We are proud to announce that Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) support is being added to the Team Services plugin for IntelliJ and Android Studio. Read more...

Maven and Gradle build task support Checkstyle analysis

announced on September 5, 2016 by Bogdan Gavril

A few sprints ago we enabled SonarQube and PMD analysis on the Maven and Gradle tasks. We continue to add code analysis tooling to the Java build tasks with Checkstyle support for Gradle, and – in a few days – for Maven. Read more...

Continuous Delivery of iOS Applications with Visual Studio Team Services

announced on August 25, 2016 by Madhuri Gummalla

We are happy to announce an Apple App Store extension that allows deploying iOS applications to the Apple App Store via Team Services or Team Foundation Server (2015 Update 3 or later). Read more...

Deploying an Azure Ubuntu Linux VM Running Apache Tomcat for use with Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server

announced on August 18, 2016 by Paul T.Barham

Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server (TFS) now have at least three mechanisms (i.e. deployment and utility tasks) for deploying to a Linux host or virtual machine (VM).  This walkthrough will show specifically how to setup and configure an Ubuntu (v16) VM on Azure to run Tomcat and other necessary services to support three different and distinct Team Services deployment tasks to enable continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD).  Read more...

Copy Files Over SSH during Continuous Integration and Deployment

announced on August 18, 2016 by Madhuri Gummalla

In July we released a SSH task to run commands or scripts on a remote machine to make it easier to configure Linux servers as part of your automated build or release definitions. Now we are including another task that will make it easier to deploy to Linux servers. Read more...

Upload Files from Team Services Builds and Releases with FTP/FTPS

announced on August 18, 2016 by Jason Sholl

Team Services includes a new build and release task, FTP Upload.  Now your Team Services build or release can upload files using FTP or FTPS. Read more...

Team Services Integration with Jenkins Jobs, Pipelines, and Artifacts

announced on August 18, 2016 by Jason Sholl

Team Services now integrates even better with Jenkins.  The “Jenkins Queue Job” and “Jenkins Download Artifacts” tasks are useful for blending Team Services and Jenkins build and release steps. Why would Microsoft choose to integrate with Jenkins when Team Services has its own highly-capable build and release systems? Read more...

Team Services Integration with Jenkins Jobs, Pipelines, and Artifacts

announced on July 30, 2016 by Madhuri Gummalla

On the request of our Linux customers, we have shipped a new SSH build task that allows running commands or scripts on a remote server. Read more...

A new Team Services build task to queue Jenkins jobs

announced on July 12, 2016 by Jason Sholl

Team Services sprint 102 introduces a new build task, Jenkins Queue Job.  Now your Team Foundation Server (TFS) builds can integrate with Jenkins to queue and monitor Jenkins jobs.  Read more...

Create Archives in Team Services Builds and Releases

announced on July 12, 2016 by Jason Sholl

Team Services sprint 102 introduces a new build task, Archive Files.  Use it to easily create archives during your Team Foundation Server (TFS) or Team Services continuous integration (CI) build process.  Read more...

The Visual Studio Code extension now supports Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 2 (and later)

announced on July 11, 2016 by Jeff Young

We're happy to announce that the Visual Studio Team Services extension for Visual Studio Code now supports Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 2 and later! Read more...

Team Services Plugin for IntelliJ and Android Studio 1.0 Release

announced on July 11, 2016 by Leah Antkiewicz

After several months in preview, we are excited to announce the release of the official 1.0 version of the Team Services plugin for IntelliJ and Android Studio. Read more...

Nexus build extension for Team Services

announced on June 9, 2016 by Jason Sholl

We are pleased to announce the new Integrate with Sonatype Nexus extension available from the Visual Studio Marketplace for Team Services and Team Foundation Server (TFS). Read more...

UrbanCode Deploy build extension for Team Services

announced on June 8, 2016 by Jason Sholl

We are pleased to announce the new Integrate with IBM UrbanCode Deploy extension available from the Visual Studio Marketplace for Team Services / Team Foundation Server (TFS). Read more...

Cloud Foundry build extension for Team Services

announced on May 7, 2016 by Madhuri Gummalla

We are happy to announce the availability of a Cloud Foundry build extension on the Visual Studio Team Services Marketplace. Read more...

Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server Java Capabilities Presentation and Demonstration Now Available

published on May 5, 2016 by Paul Barham

To share and explain our current Java feature set and capabilities with Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server (TFS), we have produced and published two new 30-minute videos available on our Java team’s YouTube channel. Read more...

Viewing Your Work Items in IntelliJ and Android Studio

published on April 27, 2016 by Leah Antkiewicz

To build upon the work item functionality we added to our Team Services plugin a few sprints back, we have now created a Work Items tab that allows you to view the work items that are assigned to you. Read more...

Work Item Integration for IntelliJ and Android Studio

published on April 16, 2016 by Jason Prickett

In our latest release of the Team Services Plugin for IntelliJ, you can quickly and easily associate your Team Services or Team Foundation Server work items with your commits. Read more...

Visual Studio Team Services announces the newest release of our Eclipse Plugin: Team Explorer Everywhere (TEE) 14.0.3

published on March 29, 2016 by Jason Sholl

We are pleased to announce the availability of Team Explorer Everywhere 14.0.3, our Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server plug-in for Eclipse. Read more...

Announcing the release of the Visual Studio Team Services extension for Visual Studio Code

published on March 25, 2016 by Jeff Young (TFS)

Today we are excited to announce the availability of the Visual Studio Team Services extension for Visual Studio Code. Read more...

Microsoft open-sources the Team Explorer Everywhere (TEE) Eclipse Plugin for Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server (TFS)

published on March 8, 2016 by Paul T. Barham

Today, Microsoft is making available its plugin for Eclipse, Team Explorer Everywhere (TEE), for both Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server (TFS) as open source software on GitHub. Read more...

Running Apache JMeter based load tests in the cloud

published on February 27, 2016 by Prachi Bora

Sometime ago, we announced that the cloud-based load testing service in Visual Studio Team Services could be used to run Apache JMeter based load tests. We are happy to let you know that this feature is now publicly available and you can try it out using your Team Services account. Read more...

Pull Request integration in IntelliJ and Android Studio

published on Feb. 24, 2016 by Madhuri Gummalla

The Visual Studio Team Services plugin for IntelliJ and Android Studio now has support for pull requests! This feature is part of a series of essential developer workflows our Java teams are planning to enable in IntelliJ (and IDEs based on it like Android Studio, PhpStorm, WebStorm etc.). Read more...

Java Experience Futures (January 2016)

published on Jan. 11, 2016 by Paul T. Barham

Over the next several months, our Visual Studio Team Services Java teams are focusing on new essential developer workflows for our IntelliJ plugin and a simplification of our authentication checks and getting-started improvements for our Eclipse plugin, Team Explorer Everywhere (TEE). Read more...

Visual Studio Team Services announces the newest release of our Eclipse Plugin: Team Explorer Everywhere (TEE) 14.0.2

published on Jan. 6, 2016 by Jason Sholl

We are pleased to announce the availability of Team Explorer Everywhere14.0.2, our Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server plug-in for Eclipse. Read more...

Testing Java Applications with Visual Studio Team Services

published on Nov. 24, 2015 by Charles Sterling

If you watched the Connect() event I am sure you noticed that we are focusing on enabling cross platform development with Visual Studio Team Services. This definitely includes testing those applications. Read more...

Private Preview: Running Apache JMeter load tests in the cloud

published on Nov. 19, 2015 by Prachi Bora (MSFT)

There's been a tremendous amount of excitement for the tools in Visual Studio Team Services and TFS for Java developers! Of course, we also wanted to ensure that the load testing needs of our customers are also met easily. Several of you may already be using Apache JMeter to run load tests for your applications. If so, you already know Read more...

Git Credential Manager for Mac and Linux

published on Nov. 18, 2015 by Oli Dagenais (MSFT)

Are you tired of typing in a user name and password every time you fetch from or push to remote Git repositories? Me too! We have good news! Today we are announcing the open-source release of the Git Credential Manager (GCM) for Mac and Linux. This follows the release of the GCM for Windows. We ported this tool to Mac and Linux to simplify their authentication to remote Git repositories, in particular those hosted in Team Services. Read more...

Subversion integration with Visual Studio Team Services

published on Nov. 18, 2015 by Jeff Young (TFS)

While all of the recent talk in the Java world about version control systems centers on Git, Subversion is still very much in use across the industry. Today we are announcing that Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Team Services provides Team Build support for Subversion. With the release of Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 1 and soon with Visual Studio Team Services, Subversion can be chosen as the source code Repository on every build definition. Read more...

Announcing the new Release Management service in Visual Studio Team Services

published on Nov. 18, 2015 by Vijay M (MSFT)

Today at Connect(), we announced the public preview of the new Release Management service in Team Services. This service helps you automate deployment of your application software to multiple environments all the way to production. You can deploy applications to your on-premises servers or to Azure and other cloud platforms. Read more...

Support for Team Foundation Server 2015 in SonarQube TFVC SCM Plugin

published on Nov. 13, 2015 by Harysh Menon

We are happy to announce a new version of the SonarQube TFVC SCM plugin (2.1) that adds support for Team Foundation Server 2015. The previous version of the plug-in supports TFS 2013 and below. With this plugin, when using TFS 2015, you can now see user information picked from TFVC in the source code browser on the SonarQube Server. Read more...

Visual Studio Team Foundation Plugin for IntelliJ and Android Studio

published on Oct. 23, 2015 by David Staheli

Expanding our support for Java IDEs and following in the footsteps of our Eclipse plugin, today we are announcing a preview of the Visual Studio Team Foundation Plugin for IntelliJ that works with IntelliJ IDEA and Android Studio. Read more...

New Java documentation subsite for Visual Studio Online

published on Oct. 22, 2015 by Paul T. Barham

Demonstrating Microsoft's continued commitment to enabling Java developers to fully utilize Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Visual Studio Online (VSO), we have launched a documentation subsite dedicated to Java at java.visualstudio.com. Read more...

Visual Studio Online Supports True Cross-Platform Development

published on Jun. 5, 2015 by Paul T. Barham

I’d like to start this blog post with a quick introduction. I’m Paul Barham and have been working at Microsoft only 7 short weeks but have over 25 years of software development experience ranging from teaching at the university level, to being a lead software developer and architect, to being a manager over 30+ person development teams for start-ups through large corporations like Amazon Web Services (AWS). Read more...