Enable preview features
As new features are introduced, you can turn them on or off. That way, you can try them out, provide feedback, and work with those features that meet your requirements.
Some features provide a new user interface and functionality, which can be managed per user or team member. Others support a default experience for the account and are managed by an account administrator.
You can turn on or off select features for VSTS. Preview features become available first on VSTS and then become standard features with an update to TFS. At some point, the preview feature moves out of preview status and becomes a regular feature of the web portal.
Enable features for your use
From time to time, a new feature is introduced in Preview mode, which allows you to turn it on or off.
To access the Preview features options, open your personal account menu, and select Preview features.
To enable or disable a feature, click the slider.
Enable features at the organization (account) level (for all users)
When you enable a feature at the account level, you essentially turn it on for all users of your account. Each user can then disable the feature if they so choose.
If you don't see the for this account menu option, then you aren't an account administrator. To get added as one, see Add administrators, set permissions at the team project or collection level.
Features now enabled for all accounts
- Approval gates in releases
- New Queries Experience
- Combine email recipients
- New Account Landing page
- New experience in Code, Work Item, & Wiki search
- New Release Definition Editor
- New Work Items Hub
- NuGet.org upstream sources
- Out of the box notifications.
- Pull Request Status Policy
- Symbol server
- Streamlined User Management
- Task tool installers
- Team expansion for notifications
- Updated package experience