Azure Pipelines - Sprint 152 Update


Updates to hosted pipelines images

We've made many additions and updates to several of the Azure Pipelines hosted VM images. The following changes were added as part of this update:

  • Added Rust 1.34.1 to VS2017, VS2019, and Ubuntu 16.04
  • Added .NET Framework 4.8 to VS2017 and VS2019
  • Added Windows SDK 16299 to VS2019
  • Initialized the Visual Studio experimental instance (VSIX) for VS2017 and VS2019
  • Updated versions of Go, Maven, Ruby, Python, and DAV Fx

You can find more details about the latest releases here.

For a full list of tools available on our images, visit our Image Generation repo on GitHub here.

Create and manage pipelines from a command line

YAML-based multi-stage pipelines can now be managed from the command line by using the az pipelines command. For example, you can setup and manage pipelines interactively from the CLI, or automate the entire setup using a script.

For more details about the command see the documentation here.

Manage build tags from a command line

Managing build tags when you are creating builds from the command line is now easier. With the az pipelines build tag commands, you can now kick off a build and tag the build at the same time. The Azure Pipeline build tag command allows you to add, delete or list build tags.

For more details on the commands and its syntax, see the documentation here.

Share test run results via URL

You can configure automated tests to run as part of a build or release. The published test results can be viewed in the Tests tab in build or release summary. With this update, we added a Copy results URL feature so you can share a single test run results with others in your team.

The sharing levels include:

  • Run level
  • Result level
  • Individual tab selected within test run
  • Sharing is also compatible with any extension tabs configured

When you share the URL, viewers will see the test run results in the full screen view.

Next steps


These features will roll out over the next two to three weeks.

Head over to Azure DevOps and take a look.

How to provide feedback

We would love to hear what you think about these features. Use the feedback menu to report a problem or provide a suggestion.

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You can also get advice and your questions answered by the community on Stack Overflow.


Todd Manion