Hosted XML process model

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Note

Feature availability: The Hosted XML process model is only supported for organizations that have been migrated to Azure DevOps Services using the TFS Database Import Service(which is no longer available).

The Hosted XML process model provides support for customizing work tracking objects and Agile tools for a project by modifying and importing a process template. Updates made to the process template are applied to projects that were created using that process.

Supported customizations

You can perform the following tasks with the Hosted XML process model.

Area Customization support
Fields
Pick lists
Work item types
Backlogs and process configuration
Process template

Add release deployment support to a work item type

The release deployments control shows release information for only those work items that have been associated to a commit that is part of a build being released. To add the release deployments control to a work item type, you need to add the following syntax to a work item type XML definition. To learn more about this control, see Link work items to deployments.

<Group Label="Deployment">
    <Control Type="DeploymentsControl" Name="Deployments" />
</Group>

This syntax has been been added to the following work item type definitions of the default process templates.

Agile Basic Scrum CMMI
- Bug
- Epic
- Feature
- Issue
- Task
- Test Case
- User Story
- Issue
- Task
- Test Case
- Bug
- Epic
- Feature
- Impediment
- Product Backlog Item
- Task
- Test Case
- Bug
- Change Request
- Epic
- Feature
- Issue
- Requirement
- Review
- Risk
- Task

Customization sequence

Use the following sequences when you manage customizations using the Hosted XML process model. This sequence requires you to update your project by updating the process template that it uses. We recommend that you maintain your process templates in a repository for version control.

Export processEdit XML definition file(s)Import processRefresh and verify changes