Azure Repos - Sprint 173 Update


Default branch name preference

Azure Repos now offers a customizable default branch name for Git. In repository settings, you may choose any legal branch name to use when a repository is initialized. Azure Repos has always supported changing the default branch name for an existing repository. Visit Manage branches for more details.


Note: if you don't enable this feature, your repositories will be initialized with Azure Repos's default name. Right now, that default is master. To honor Microsoft's commitment to, and customer requests for, inclusive language, we'll be joining industry peers in changing this default to main. That change will occur later this summer. If you want to keep using master, you should turn on this feature now and set it to master.

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

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