VSTS Features Timeline

Features under development

This feature list is a peek into our roadmap. It identifies some of the significant features we are currently working on and a rough timeframe for when you can expect to see them. It is not comprehensive but is intended to provide some visibility into key investments. Some features are linked to a blog post and/or UserVoice entry where you can learn more and comment. These features and dates are the current plans at this time and are subject to change. The planned date heading reflects when the feature will be available on Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), the “Area” column reflects the area of the product the feature aligns with most, and the “Server” column reflects when it will be available in Team Foundation Server (TFS) on-premises, if applicable.

2018 Q1

Feature Area Server
Work Items – Markdown support Work TBD
Work Items – Process read-only rule support Work TBD
Work Items – Filtering on the Taskboard Work TBD
Favoriting Backlogs, Boards, Sprints, and Dashboards Work TBD
Work Items – Discussion-centric work item form Work TBD
Work Items – Cross account linking Work TBD
Work Items – Edit/Delete discussion comments Work TBD
Updated Windows shell extension for TFVC Code N/A
Visual Studio Git – Worktree support, submodules behavior like normal repos Code TBD
Visual Studio Git – Settings for ‘fetch –prune’ and ‘pull –rebase’, as well as performance improvements Code TBD
User-added required reviewers for pull requests Code TBD
Build completion triggers – Trigger a build after completion of another build Build TBD
XAML deprecation – XAML builds no longer supported in VSTS new accounts Build N/A
Updated build summary and log views Build TBD
Hosted build images – Ability to use latest or previous version of image Build N/A
Release Management orchestration improvements – Selective artifacts download and tag based triggers Release TBD
Agent-based deployment in Release Management – Sharing of VMs Release TBD
Azure Portal Continuous Delivery support – VMs Release TBD
Better Traceability – Code PR Integration, Work Item Integration Release TBD
Deployment Groups easy configuration of Azure VMs Release TBD
Deployment Groups auto triggering a release for all new Azure VMs Release TBD
Extend Greenlighting with more gates – Test, Azure Log Analytics Release TBD
Azure App Services Deployment – Go and Ruby frameworks Release TBD
Azure Portal Continuous Delivery support – ACS Containers and VM enhancements Release TBD
Package Management – Maven general availability (GA) Package TBD
Package Management – Retention policies Package TBD
Package Management – Repo, Build provenance information for a package Package TBD
Distribute tests in CI pipeline using Phases Test TBD
Make test platform bits xcopyable to remove VS dependency in CI/CD workflows Test TBD
Reporting – Public preview of our cloud reporting experience (Power BI, widgets, OData) Reporting TBD
Encryption at rest for disks used by code and work item search Admin N/A
Streamlined purchasing experience Admin TBD
Publisher certification process Marketplace N/A
CC/BCC (carbon copy) recipient support for email notifications Notifications TBD
Notification feed Notifications TBD

2018 Q2

Feature Area Server
Updated landing pages for Release Release TBD
Canvas-based Release Summary views to track progress of releases Release TBD
Package Management – Upstreams sources for VSTS feeds across accounts with the same AAD Package TBD
Package Management – Package consumption metrics Package TBD
Package Management – Maven Upstream support Package TBD
Rerun failed tests in CI/CD workflows to overcome flaky tests Test TBD
View in-progress test results in CI/CD workflows Test TBD
Test insights related to Top failing tests & Long running tests at a Build definition level Test TBD
Multiple accounts per “organization” Admin N/A
Release views – support for multiple versions of extensions Marketplace N/A

2018 Q3

Feature Area Server
Administration – Improved Alternate Authentication experience Admin TBD

Current features

The features timeline lists significant features delivered to VSTS and the corresponding version of TFS. Versions in the “Server” column are linked to the appropriate download location. You can also view the build numbers for each version.

Service Update Feature Server
14 Feb 2018 Recover a recently-deleted repository via API Future
Discuss work items in Microsoft Teams using the VSTS messaging extensionFuture
Mention a group in work item and pull request discussionsFuture
Use VSTS as a symbol serverN/A
Filter branches for GitHub artifactsFuture
Filter branches using include and excludeFuture
Release from Azure Container Registry and Docker HubFuture
Propagate Jenkins artifacts to Azure StorageFuture
Specify a default version for Jenkins artifactsFuture
Deploy ASP.NET apps to VMs using an Azure DevOps ProjectN/A
Scope a variable group to specific environmentsFuture
Install tasks from the Marketplace directly from the build or release definitionFuture
Seamlessly use public packages using upstream sourcesFuture
View quality of a package version in the package listFuture
Link to packages from anywhereFuture
Share your packages using a badgeFuture
Recycle and restore packagesFuture
Manage access and extensions for large numbers of users using groupsN/A
Reduced latency for AAD group membership changesN/A
Manage users with Graph REST APIs Public PreviewN/A
Leave accountN/A
24 Jan 2018 View Analystics Widgets as a Stakeholder Future
Integrate Power BI with VSTS Analytics using new viewsFuture
View pull request merge commitFuture
Help reviewers using pull request labelsFuture
View remaining policy criteria for pull request auto-completeFuture
Discuss math in pull requestsFuture
Control who can contribute to pull requestsFuture
Integrate using the pull request status API and branch policyFuture
Move work using suggested Areas and IterationsFuture
Build GitHub pull requests from repository forksFuture
Build with continuous integration from GitHub EnterpriseFuture
Build with the appropriate agent by defaultFuture
Screenshot desktop apps through the Chrome browserFuture
Filter large test results by Test NameFuture
Run Functional Tests and Deploy Test Agent tasks are now deprecatedFuture
Wiki Search now Generally AvailableFuture
Print Wiki pagesFuture
Contribute to Wiki pages with ease using keyboard shortcutsFuture
Calculate price without leaving the extension pageN/A
Manage permissions directly on Azure AD groupsFuture
Consider warning of single Project Collection AdministratorN/A
Connect or disconnect a VSTS account to Azure Active Directory via new Azure portalN/A
11 Dec 2017 Track code pushes to a Git repo to builds and releases Future
Blame now has historyFuture
SSH URLs are changingN/A
Generate YAML templates from existing build definitionsFuture
Enhancements to multi-phase buildsFuture
Hide empty contributed sections in build results pageFuture
Skip scheduled builds if nothing has changed in the repoFuture
Run UI tests and install software on Hosted VS2017 agentsN/A
ASP.NET Core 2.0 agentsN/A
Release trigger for a Package Management artifactFuture
Default artifact versionsFuture
Release triggers branch enhancementsFuture
Filter large test resultsFuture
Identify flaky testsFuture
Pass parameters to your test run using .testsettings fileFuture
Access information pertinent to test cases in your automated tests when running in the CI/CD pipelineFuture
Automated tests that use TestCase as a data source can now be run using the VSTest taskFuture
Improved Marketplace experienceN/A
Refreshed publisher management portalN/A
Virus scan of all public extensions on MarketplaceN/A
TFX CLI changes for extension publishN/A
Cloud Solution Provider purchasing now generally availableN/A
28 Nov 2017 Azure DevOps Project N/A
Configuration as code (YAML) builds in Public PreviewFuture
Release gates in Public PreviewFuture
Hosted Mac agents for CI/CD pipelines in Public PreviewN/A
TFS Database Import Service now Generally AvailableN/A
VSTS CLI in Public PreviewN/A
Query last run by informationFuture
Create work items from the Queries hubFuture
Expand/collapse requirements/people on the Task boardFuture
Grant the bypassrule permission to specific usersFuture
Rendered markdown in email notificationsFuture
Pull request comment notifications include the thread contextFuture
Pull request service hooks merge eventsFuture
Improved error messages for work items completing with a pull requestFuture
Improved Azure Active Directory integration for pull requestsFuture
Path filters for pull request policiesFuture
Pull request suggestions for forksFuture
Editor settingsFuture
Recently used reviewersFuture
SSH: Support additional ciphers/keys and deprecate outdated ciphersFuture
Improved repository settings performanceFuture
Use VSTS as a symbol serverFuture
Agentless build tasksFuture
Apple provisioning profiles can be installed from source repositoriesFuture
Secure files can be downloaded to agents during build or releaseFuture
Specific Java Development Kits (JDKs) can be installed during builds and releasesFuture
Improved Xcode build configurationFuture
Updates to the Hosted VS2017 poolN/A
Docker Hub or Azure Container Registry as an artifact sourceFuture
Enable Continuous Monitoring on Azure web appsFuture
Jenkins multi-branch pipeline support and link jobs organized in foldersFuture
Jenkins work items in release for JIRA and VSTS Work ItemsFuture
Save packages from NuGet.org in your feedFuture
Easier feed creation and editingFuture
Previous package versions are now a full-page listFuture
Promote, unlist, and deprecate multiple packagesFuture
Wiki SearchFuture
Link work items and Wiki pagesFuture
Rich markdown rendering in code repo markdownFuture
Wiki supports mathematical formulasFuture
Analytics OData in Public PreviewN/A
Deprecating the PowerBI.com Content PackN/A
Inviting directory guests to Azure AD-backed VSTS accountsN/A
30 Oct 2017 Modernized column options Future
Added support for Not In query operator Future
Filtering on Plans Future
Add support for read-only to work item rules Future
Mention a pull request Future
Toggle word wrap and white space in diff views Future
Filtering in Package Management Future
Revamped create release experience Future
Inline GitHub connection as a release artifact source Future
Azure Resource Group task - Deployment outputs as variables Future
Circle avatars Future
Project tags Future
06 Oct 2017 New experience for code and work items search Future
Pull request comments follow renamed files Future
Enhanced filter capability for commits with more than 1000 files changed Future
Ctrl+S to save Wiki page Future
Reference work items in Wiki Future
Enable Wiki home page to show on the Project description page Future
Custom Project image on Project description page Future
Updated Plans navigation Future
Use Azure Key Vault secrets in your CI build Future
New software updates available on hosted VS2017 agents Future
Bulk Deploy environments manually from Release view Future
Process parameters for deployment templates Future
Default properties for Git/GitHub artifact types Future
15 Sep 2017 New Queries experience Future
Keyboard shortcuts in the work item form Future
Contextual actions in the Work Items hub Future
HTML tags stripped in work item grids Future
Filtering to the Process and Fields pages in the Process admin Future
Create a folder in a repository using web 2018 RC2
Get a permanent link to code Future
Filter text highlighting Future
Wiki page deep linking 2018 RC2
Move page in Wiki using keyboard Future
Preview content as you edit Wiki pages Future
Paste rich content as HTML Future
Multi-phase builds Future
Personalized notifications for releases 2018 RC2
Manage variables using the List and Grid views in the new release definition editor Future
Branch filters in environment triggers 2018 RC2
Improved Deployment Groups UI 2018 RC2
Run webtests using the VSTest task 2018 RC2
Chart widget for test plans and test suites 2018 RC2
Preview improvements and support for different log types generated by Visual Studio Test task Future
Gulp, Yarn, and more authenticated feed support Future
Package feed default permissions now include Project Administrators Future
Burndown and Burnup widgets Future
Refreshed error page and seamless tenant switching hint Future
Marketplace moves to new markdown-it parser N/A
28 Aug 2017 Work Items hub Future
Customizable work item rules Future
Mentioned support for the My work items page Future
Custom Fields and Tags in Notifications Future
Inline add on Delivery Plans 2018 RC2
Forks 2018 RC1
File minimap 2018 RC2
Bracket matching 2018 RC2
Toggle white space 2018 RC2
Updated email templates for push notification 2018 RC2
Complete Work Items settings Future
Find lost commits due to a Force Push Future
Update default repo permissions for admins Future
CI builds for Bitbucket repositories Future
Pause build definitions 2018 RC2
Task input validations support 2018 RC2
New Release Definition Editor general availability 2018 RC1
Enhancements in new Release Definition editor 2018 RC1
Release Template Extensibility Future
Conditional release tasks and phases Future
Approve multiple environments Future
Requests history for service endpoints Future
Upload attachments to test runs and test results 2018 RC2
Test batching 2018 RC2
JMeter 3.2 for load testing Future
Streamlined user management general availability Future
Adding User to Projects and Teams Future
Graph REST APIs in Public Preview Future
Profile Card Future
4 Aug 2017 Copy work item processes Future
Updated order of the last column in the Kanban board Future
See the projects using a process Future
Filtering on Kanban board 2018 RC1
Wiki in Public Preview 2018 RC1
Improvements in Wiki edit experience 2018 RC1
Revert a Wiki revision 2018 RC1
Create a Wiki page from a broken link 2018 RC1
Setting to turn off web editing for TFVC repos 2018 RC1
Identify stale branches 2018 RC1
Search for a deleted branch and re-create it 2018 RC1
Branch updates page is now Pushes 2018 RC1
Retain filename when moving from Files to Commits 2018 RC1
Pull Request Status Extensibility in Public Preview Future
Let contributed build sections control section visibility 2018 RC1
Variable group support 2018 RC1
dotnet task supports authenticated feeds, web projects 2018 RC1
Ansible Extension on Marketplace Future
Variable groups, Retention, and Options tab now available in the new Release Definition Editor 2018 RC1
Release status badge in Code hub 2018 RC1
Enhancements to Build definition menu when adding artifacts 2018 RC1
Revert your release definition to older version 2018 RC1
Exploratory testing traceability improvements for work item links, iterations, and area paths 2018 RC1
Screenshot and annotation support for desktop apps with Chrome browser for manual tests 2018 RC2
Filters for Test Case work items in Test Plans and Suites in Test Hub 2018 RC1
Test trend charts for Release Environments and Test Runs 2018 RC1
Markdown formatting support for Test Run and Test Result comments 2018 RC1
Add link to existing bug for a failing test 2018 RC1
Re-order favorite groups Future
Enable Visual Studio Code direct install option in Marketplace N/A
14 Jul 2017 Migrate team projects between two inherited processes with the same parent Future
Filtering on Backlogs, Sprints, and Queries 2018 RC1
Expand to show empty fields on a Kanban card 2018 RC1
Automatically complete work items when completing pull requests 2018 RC1
Policies: Reset votes on push/new iteration 2018 RC1
Notifications: Great email templates for pull request workflows 2018 RC1
Pull request details: View original diff for code comments 2018 RC1
Task lists in pull request descriptions and comments 2018 RC1
Ability to "Like" comments in pull requests 2018 RC1
Pull request build variables Future
Faster publishing of artifacts from Windows agents to file shares Future
Code information in Release with Jenkins CI Future
Task group References 2018 RC1
Task group versioning 2018 RC1
Multi Configuration support in Server Side (Agentless) tasks 2018 RC1
Task group import and export 2018 RC1
New Release Definition Editor (Preview) 2018 RC1
Velocity Widget for the Analytics Extension Future
Notifications: Give team admins control over the delivery of notifications targeting the team Future
Constraints on SVG images, screenshots and badges N/A
22 Jun 2017 Fields can be shared across processes Future
Work item type icons 2017.2
Show/hide work item field borders Future
Allow extensions to block work item save 2018 RC1
Collapsible pull request comments 2018 RC1
Improved workflow when approving with suggestions 2018 RC1
Filter pull request tree by file name 2018 RC1
Pull request callout on commit details page becomes richer 2018 RC1
Filter tree view in Code 2018 RC1
Git tags web view 2018 RC1
Export and import build definitions 2018 RC1
Visual Studio latest and hosted agent pools N/A
Build definition menu on build summary page Future
Release Triggers: Continuous deployment for changes pushed to a Git repository 2018 RC1
Enhancements to Server tasks 2018 RC1
Consume Secrets from an Azure Key Vault as variables N/A
Package Management experience updates 2018 RC1
Package build task updates 2018 RC1
Project Collection Administrators can link/make initial purchase N/A
Deep link to easily remove your spending limit during a Marketplace purchase N/A
Improvements to OAuth permissions page Future
Streamlined user management (preview) N/A
Enhanced Publisher experience with Sales Transactions for Paid extensions N/A
Setup Power BI Content Pack N/A
1 Jun 2017 Mobile work item form general availability 2018 RC1
New widgets for Analytics extension Future
Path filtering support for Git notifications 2018 RC1
More pull request comments filtering options 2018 RC1
Search for a commit in branches starting with a prefix 2018 RC1
Visual Studio Enterprise benefit for pipelines in Team Services N/A
Work with secure files such as Apple certificates 2018 RC1
Extensions with build templates 2018 RC1
Deprecate a task in an extension 2018 RC1
Task group references 2018 RC1
Variables Support in Manual Intervention task 2018 RC1
Control releases to an environment based on the source branch 2018 RC1
Release Triggers for Git repositories as an artifact source 2018 RC1
On-demand triggering of automated tests Future
Acquisition data in Extension Hub for Marketplace publishers N/A
Q&A for Marketplace publishers N/A
GitHub and Custom Q&A support for marketplace extensions N/A
Retain VSTS identity when navigating to Marketplace from VSTS N/A
AAD sign in address rename N/A
11 May 2017 VM deployment (Public Preview) 2018 RC1
Azure virtual machine scale set 2017.2
Built-in tasks for building and deploying container based applications 2017.2
Azure Web App deployment updates 2017.2
Install an SSH key during a build or release 2017.2
Retiring the old editor 2017.2
Tasks fail if Visual Studio 2017 is specified but not present on agent 2017.2
Automatic linking from work items to builds 2017.2
Delivery Plans general availability 2017.2
Work item search general availability 2017.2
Updated process customization experience Future
Modify out of the box fields Future
Files hub improvements 2017.2
Git LFS file locking 2017.2
New branch policies configuration experience 2017.2
Share pull requests with teams 2017.2
Default notifications for PR comments 2017.2
Improved team PR notifications N/A
New tree view control 2017.2
Maven for Package Management (Public Preview) 2018 RC1
NuGet Restore, Command, and Tool Installer build tasks 2017.2
Combined email recipients for notifications now enabled by default 2017.2
Out of the box notifications out of preview 2017.2
Enhanced publisher experience in the Marketplace N/A
Owner and contributor roles can purchase through the Marketplace N/A
19 Apr 2017 Delivery timeline markers 2017.2
Visualize your git repository 2017.2
Git commit comments use the new discussion control 2017.2
Improved package list 2017.2
Build tool installers 2018 RC1
SSH deployment improvements 2017.2
Deploy to Azure Government Cloud 2017.2
Timeout enhancements for the Manual Intervention task 2017.2
Release Logs Page Improvements 2017.2
Azure App Service task enhancements and templates for Python and PHP applications 2017.2
Deploy Java to Azure Web Apps 2017.2
Java code coverage enhancements 2017.2
Maven and SonarQube improvements 2017.2
Improved Jenkins integration 2017.2
Google Play extension enhancements N/A
iOS DevOps enhancements 2017.2
Contact extension customers N/A
Marketplace feedback excluded from ratings N/A
Reports for Marketplace Publishers N/A
29 Mar 2017 Work item search for discussions 2017.2
Pull Request filtering by people 2017.2
Reason required when bypassing pull request policies 2017.2
Add and view Git tags 2017.2
Updated Changeset and Shelveset pages 2017.2
Import repositories from TFVC to Git 2017.2
Multiple recipients included on the same email (preview) 2017.2
Conditional build tasks 2017.2
Package Management adds npm READMEs and download button 2017.2
Updated Package Management experience available to all accounts 2017.2
Override template parameters in Azure resource group deployments 2017.2
Continuous Delivery in the Azure portal supports any Git repo N/A
Separation of duties for deployment requester and approvers 2017.2
Set maximum number of parallel deployments 2017.2
Q&A support for Marketplace extensions N/A
Enhancements to display publisher’s terms, license, and privacy policy in Marketplace N/A
Improved sign-out N/A
8 Mar 2017 Delivery Plans field criteria 2017.2
New mobile discussion experience 2018 RC1
Optimized mobile identity picker 2018 RC1
Customized backlog levels Future
Custom work item identity fields Future
Pull Request improvements for teams 2017.2
New policy for no active comments 2017.2
Build agent upgrade status 2017.2
GitHub pull request builds Future
Keep track of your free hosted agent minutes N/A
Out of the box notifications enabled by default 2017.2
Getting notified when extensions are installed, require attention, and more 2017.2
Release level approvals 2017.2
.NET Core tasks support project files 2017.2
15 Feb 2017 Improved support for team PR notifications 2017.2
Improved CTAs for PR author and reviewers 2017.2
Actionable comments 2017.2
Updates view shows rebase and force push 2017.2
Improved commit filtering 2017.2
Maintenance for working directories 2017.2
Agent selection improvement 2017.2
Run tests using Agent Phases 2017.2
Multiple versions of Extension tasks 2017.2
Extension management permissions and new email notifications 2017.2
Updated Package Management experience 2017.2
Support for AAD conditional access N/A
Pipelines queue 2017.2
25 Jan 2017 Delivery Plans 2017.2
Mobile work item form preview N/A
Build editor preview 2017.2
Repo admin permission changes 2017.1
Branch policy improvements 2017.1
PR comment improvements 2017.1
Discussion control toolbar 2017.1
View PRs for a commit 2017.1
Release views in Package Management 2017.1
npmjs.com upstream now caches packages 2017.1
Run tests built using Visual Studio 2017 2017.1
Track changes to test steps 2017.2
Sorting on work item search results 2017.2
Linking to changelog on the Marketplace N/A
Release action in Build summary 2017.2
Security for variable groups 2017.2
Web app deployment history in Azure portal 2017.2
5 Jan 2017 New account and project home pages 2017.1
Attachments in PR discussions 2017.1
Support file exclusions in the required reviewer policy 2017.1
Highlight the PRs that have updates 2017.1
Branch policy for PR merge strategy 2017.1
Expose merge conflict information 2017.1
Team Room Deprecation Annoucement 2017.1
New notification settings experience 2017.1
New delivery options for team subscriptions 2017.1
Out of the box notifications (preview) 2017.1
Updated hosted build image N/A
Firefox support for Test & Feedback extension N/A
Favorites for Test Plans 2017.1
Test Impact Analysis for managed automated tests 2017.1
SonarQube MSBuild tasks 2017.1
Improved experience for Search results 2017.1
Release Management parallel execution 2017.1
Inline service endpoints N/A
Multiple release triggers with branch and tag filters 2017.1
Set defaults for artifact sources in RM 2017.1
Variable groups support in RM 2017.1
23 Nov 2016 Search for commits in branches 2017.1
Search for a file or folder in commit history 2017.1
Follow a pull request 2017.1
Restart pull request merge 2017.1
Completion blocked on rejected pull requests 2017.1
Markdown in pull request description 2017.1
Task versioning for Build and Release definitions 2017.1
Hosted Linux pool preview N/A
Build and deploy Docker apps to Azure more easily N/A
New licensing model for Build and Release Management N/A
NuGet + Credential Provider Bundle updated N/A
Delete test artifacts 2017.1
Inline service connections in Build and Release N/A
Link build artifacts from another team project 2017.1
16 Nov 2016 Package Management General Availability N/A
Release Management General Availability N/A
TFS Database Import Service N/A
Work Item Search public preview N/A
2 Nov 2016 Package Management in India and Brazil N/A
Microsoft Teams integration 2017.2
Repo Favorites 2017.1
Rollback build definitions 2017.1
Disable the sync and checkout of sources in a build 2017.1
Docker extension enhancements N/A
.NET Core build task 2017.1
Build and release management templates 2017.1
ASP.NET Core and NodeJs deployments 2017.1
Azure Web App Service manage task 2017.1
Release Management available in multiple regions N/A
REST client helpers for Test Step operations 2017.1
Test case description in Web runner 2017.1
12 Oct 2016 New navigation on by default 2017.1
Cherry-pick and revert 2017.1
Commit page improvements 2017.1
Configurable compare branch 2017.1
Find a file or folder 2017.1
Suggested value in work item pick lists Future
Xcode 8 Signing and Exporting Packages in the Xcode Task 2017.1
FindBugs in the Gradle build task 2017.1
Email support for AAD groups N/A
Multiple schedules in releases 2017.1
Azure resource group improvements N/A
Azure CLI task N/A
Simplified Azure endpoint creation N/A
Test & Feedback extension general availability N/A
Visual Studio subscribers automatically use their free license N/A
21 Sep 2016 Attachments live preview 2017.1
Work item type layout improvements 2017.1
Disable work item types Future
Import Repository 2017.1
Markdown preview button 2017.1
Confirmation for deleting repos 2017.1
Add .gitignore during repo creation 2017.1
Verify bugs from work item 2017.1
Xcode task xcpretty formatting 2017.1
Publish Jenkins test and code coverage results 2017.1
Build summary for Maven and Gradle tasks 2017.1
FindBugs and CheckStyle in Maven build tasks 2017.1
Deployment status widget 2017.1
2 Sep 2016 Custom work item types Future
Work item history tab 2017
Managing a NuGet package’s lifecycle 2017
Build queue tab 2017
Hosted build pool build agent migration 2017
Xamarin license step removed 2017
Jenkins with untrusted SSL certificates 2017
Apple App Store extension 2017
Request Feedback 2017
Checkstyle static analysis 2017
Deployment manual intervention 2017
Service endpoint improvements 2017
SQL database deployment task 2017
User lifecycle management improvements N/A
17 Aug 2016 Pull Request improvements:
Redesigned UI
Comments, now with markdown and emoji
Auto-complete pull requests waiting on policies
Clone Git repositories from your browser using Tower 2017
Download packages without NuGet 2017
Packages: Get started quickly 2017
Queue Jenkins jobs from builds and releases 2017
Jenkins service hook enhancements 2017
Run SSH commands on remote machines from builds and releases 2017
Create archives from builds and releases 2017
Copy files over SSH from builds and releases 2017
Download Jenkins artifacts to builds and releases 2017
Use FTP or FTPS to upload files from builds and releases 2017
Google Play Extension improvements N/A
Maven and Gradle tasks produce a build summary when running a SonarQube analysis N/A
Work item templates 2017
Quickly “Unfollow” work item 2017
Drag and drop attachments 2017
Assigned to Me widget 2017
Dashboard permissions 2017
Configure test outcomes for tests across different test suites 2017
Test Run and Test Result summary – traceability to Releases and manual test artifacts 2017
Unpublish extension – Removing a public extension from the Marketplace N/A
Rate Limits – Delaying user requests to avoid outages N/A
29 Jul 2016 Git and TFVC – History view and diff view updates 2017
Restrict Package Management feed creation 2017
Release management improvements – Azure deployments, release policies:
Agent queue management
Azure deployments
Policies – Soft delete releases
Policies – Retention of releases and builds
Release definition authoring improvements – linked artifacts improvements
Release – redeploy after success
Test traceability and release environments support in Test History 2017
Exploratory testing improvements – view unexplored work items, capture web page load data 2017
Dashboard improvements 2017
Java PMD analysis in Gradle build task 2017
User management – export users and licenses N/A
Backlog extension points 2017
7 Jul 2016 Resizable WIT charts on dashboards 2017
Filter boards to a parent work item 2017
Links front and center 2017
Test settings configuration for Kanban board 2017
Comment tracking for pull requests 2017
Browse Code Coverage reports in the web 2017
Maven and Gradle tasks produce a build summary when running a SonarQube analysis 2017
Agent queue role-based security 2017
Task-level time-outs 2017
Import/Export/Clone release definition 2017
Web app deployment using ARM 2017
Partially successful deployments 2017
View and download attachments associated with releases 2017
GitHub artifacts for RM 2017
.NET SQL Extension 2017
Image action log in Web Test runner 2017
Order tests in Test hub 2017
Pick a build to test with 2017
17 Jun 2016 Git & TFVC – Browsing branches 2017
Git & TFVC – Ahead/behind 2017
Git & TFVC – Branch picker includes “Mine” 2017
Git & TFVC – Path control 2017
Git & TFVC – File type icons 2017
Work Items – An improved header 2017
Work Items – Custom states 2017
Exploratory Testing – Insights 2017
Exploratory Testing – Auto stop screen recordings 2017
Screen recording support in Web runner (for Chrome) 2017
Bugs filed as children – Web runner / Exploratory testing extension 2017
Test – History across branches 2017
Test – Automated testing for SCVMM and VMWare 2017
Release – Test status visibility 2017
Release – Support Java PMD analysis in Maven build task 2017
Release – Passing oauth tokens to scripts 2017
Build – Enable path filters for Git CI triggers 2017
Build – Updated hosted pool software 2017
Dashboards – Resizable query results widget 2017
Third-party plugins – Jenkins plug-in to RM 2017
Marketplace – Publisher review responses 2017
Team Rooms – Build vNext support 2017
6 Jun 2016 Brazil region for Visual Studio Team Services N/A
1 Jun 2016 Filtering in Kanban board 2017
Process configuration REST APIs 2017
Dashboards REST APIs 2017
SSH clients can connect to Git repos 2015.3
Redesigned Branches page 2017
Create and send links to specific sections of code 2017
API updates for package management 2017
Screenshot and system info support in Chrome Web runner 2017
Ordering of tests in Test Hub 2017
Docker integration for build and release management 2017
SonarQube results in pull request view 2017
Test results trend for build 2017
Service hooks for release management 2017
TeamCity artifacts for release management 2017
Release Management Client SDK 2017
6 May 2016 Email improvements 2017
Checkbox control 2017
Work Item page management N/A
Turning board annotations on/off 2017
Clear Formatting command 2017
Dashboard updates 2017
Adding attachments during manual testing 2017
Test plan/suite columns 2017
Build and release summary updates 2017
Release Management repository linking 2017
Copy, Export, and Import release definitions 2017
Schedule based deployments 2017
Release Management REST APIs 2017
Simplified Release definition wizard 2017
New Release Management job execution variables 2017
Improved build and pull request traceability 2017
Team Project rename permission 2017
Admin settings Work hub 2017
UX improvements 2017
13 Apr 2016 Follow a work item 2017
Change work item type Future
Work Item move (single or bulk) Future
Kanban board live updates 2017
Pick lists for work Items 2017
Checklist improvements 2017
Build to Line number 2017
Build log view supports much larger logs 2017
Java Build templates 2017
Xamarin Build Tasks 2017
Widget SDK: Reusable CSS and DOM templates 2015.3
Adding users from the team members widget 2015.3
Collection in the domain N/A
Release Management – Email release summary 2017
Release Management – Dashboard widget for release definition summary 2017
Release Management – Deploy based on conditions in multiple environments 2017
Release Management – Provision VMs or run a PS script using SCVMM extension 2017
24 Mar 2016 Commit traceability 2017
View Git LFS files in the web 2017
Git for Windows now includes Team Services authentication by default N/A
Custom multiline text fields Future
Test progress from your cards 2017
Capture screen recordings 2017
Queue a Run by specifying your test suite 2017
Configuration management in the Test Hub 2017
Enable build result extensions to specify order and column 2017
Configure status API reporting for a build definition 2017
Tab contribution point 2017
3 Mar 2016 View test results for each release environment 2015.2
Triggers: Deploy based on completion in multiple environments (join) 2017
Epic and Feature board drill-down 2017
Exploratory testing directly from a work item 2017
Data collection: Image action log 2017
Create test cases based on Image action log data 2017
Assigning configurations to test plans, test suites and test cases 2017
Squash merge pull requests 2017
Clone in IntelliJ, Android Studio, etc. N/A
Gated builds for Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) 2015.2
Automated testing on Azure environments N/A
NuGet package delist N/A
Office connector N/A
16 Feb 2016 Package management is now available in Europe and Australia N/A
Search for extensions on Visual Studio Marketplace N/A
Work item query charts in the dashboard catalog 2015.2
Cumulative flow diagram widget 2015.2
Flexible build policy for Git 2015.2
SonarQube Quality Gates in Build 2015.2
RM: UI extensibility 2015.2
SCVMM support N/A
Exploratory Testing improvements 2015.2
Azure SQL Database Deployment task N/A
Delete Test Plan 2015.2
#mention 2015.2
Keyboard shortcuts for Kanban board 2015.2
25 Jan 2016 Public preview of the dashboard widget SDK N/A
Create branch and links to related artifacts 2015.2
Build widgets in the catalog 2015.2
Markdown widget with file from repository 2015.2
Auto-refresh dashboards 2015.2
Richer visualizations in the build summary page 2015.2
View passed test results and file bugs in build summary page 2015.2
Test summary in build status notification email 2015.2
Support for editing tags in the bulk edit dialog 2015.2
Deleting a custom field Future
Keyboard shortcuts 2015.2
Test plan improvements 2015.2
Exploratory testing improvements 2015.2
Release orchestration improvements N/A
UI extensibility for release management N/A
Search scope selector 2017
Search across Git and TFVC projects 2017
10 Dec 2015 Custom work item fields Future
Work item discussion 2017
Work item history improvements 2017
Deleting work items 2015.2
Dashboards edit mode 2015.2
Keyboard shortcuts 2015.2
On-Premises support for Exploratory Testing extension: N/A
Scope code search using path filters 2015.2
24 Nov 2015 Git and TFVC in the same team project 2015.1
Package Management build tasks 2015.2
Implement a task once for multiple platforms 2015.2
Pull Request Widget for Dashboards 2015.2
@mention and #ID in code 2015.2
Reordering cards on boards 2015.2
Global shortcut keys 2015.2
18 Nov 2015 Extensions and Marketplace N/A
Release Management public preview N/A
Package Management public preview N/A
Code Search public preview N/A
Test Results in Build 2015.2
Exploratory Testing extension N/A
Test Manager extension N/A
30 Oct 2015 Dashboards 2015.1
Improved pull request experience 2015.1
Manual test iteration results 2015.1
Retention policy for test results 2015.1
Reorder and re-parent tasks from the Kanban board 2015.1
PREVIEW: New Work Item form 2017
8 Oct 2015 Azure Active Directory Group support N/A
Starting with Git, made easy 2015.1
Improved commit details 2015.1
SonarQube analysis from a Maven build task 2015.1
PREVIEW: New Work Item form 2017
18 Sep 2015 Inline tasks on the Kanban board 2015.1
Query and display of Kanban fields 2015.1
Multi-select items on the backlog 2015.1
Branch policy to require linked work items 2015.1
Export test outcomes 2015.1
Work item trend and rollup reporting in Power BI Future
Support for publishing xUnit results 2015.1
26 Aug 2015 Rename columns in place 2015.1
Choosing users for capacity planning 2015.1
Burndown with available capacity 2015.1
SonarQube analysis build tasks 2015.1
7 Aug 2015 Multi-select items on the product backlog 2015.1
Reorder cards when changing columns 2015.1
Color tags and titles on your cards 2015.1
Libraries for integrating with VSTS now available at nuget.org N/A
22 Jul 2015 Power BI reporting on Work Item data Future
17 Jul 2015 Multiple activities per team member 2015.1
Configure settings directly from backlogs/boards 2015.1
Hide empty fields on cards 2015.1
Card coloring on Taskboard 2015.1
Drag any item to an iteration from anywhere 2015.1
Build your projects hosted in GitHub N/A
New VSTS integrations N/A
7 Jul 2015 Card coloring on Kanban board 2015.1
Personal access tokens 2017
Adding work directly to a sprint 2015.1
3 Jun 2015 Kanban swim lanes 2015
#Mention work items 2015.1
Automated testing in Build vNext 2015.1
Team settings API 2015
15 May 2015 Build vNext 2015
Backlog navigation update 2015
Opt-in to portfolio backlogs 2015
Improved SAFe support 2015
Kanban collapsed columns 2015
Git branch policies 2015
Power BI & VSO N/A
11 May 2015 Application Insights:
iOS and Android support
Performance counters for Java applications
Unhandled exceptions in Java apps
Drag-across to select a time range
8 May 2015 Australia region for Visual Studio Team Services N/A
29 April 2015 Application Insights Public Commercial Preview N/A
29 April 2015 Extensions 2015.2
27 Apr 2015 Adding fields to cards 2015
Kanban board filtering 2015
Card options on the Taskboard 2015
Account restore N/A
24 Apr 2015 Team Project Rename 2015
22 Apr 2015 Application Insights:
Synthetic data filtering
New usage experience for ASP.NET, Java and other applications
Daily Active User calculations
17 Apr 2015 CodeLens General Availability on Visual Studio Team Services N/A
10 Apr 2015 Configure cards 2015
Markdown editing for definition of done 2015
CFD options 2015
Web history view for Git projects 2015
27 Mar 2015 Application Insights: Save search page, pause export and export on alert fail N/A
10 Mar 2015 Current iteration query token 2015
Reordering on the Kanban board 2015
Kanban definition of done 2015
Responsive card sizes 2015
Bugs on the Taskboard 2015
Syntax highlight for XML, Sass, Objective-C, R 2015
CodeLens for accounts in West Europe N/A
9 Mar 2015 Application Insights support for Java N/A
18 Feb 2015 Adding and editing directly from the board 2015
Split columns on the Kanban board 2015
Assign multiple people to test suites 2015
Application Insights in the Azure Preview Portal N/A
13 Feb 2015 Limited preview for Code Search N/A
29 Jan 2015 Application Insights support for Windows Phone and Windows Store Applications N/A
27 Jan 2015 Basic license upgraded 2015
Reordering on the Taskboard 2015
Unparented Tasks on the Taskboard 2015
Inline editing on the Kanban board 2015
15 Jan 2015 VS Online ISO 27001 Certification N/A
17 Dec 2014 Quick code editing 2015
Filtering on backlogs and queries 2015
Sprint backlog and task board improvements 2015
New integrations: Slack and Azuqua N/A
Preview APIs for adding and updating files in source control 2015
CodeLens for Visual Studio Team Services N/A
11 Dec 2014 Application Insights Status Monitor and SDK updates N/A
Application Insights includes telemetry export and segmentation editing N/A
2 Dec 2014 Identity control and avatars 2015
Pull Request improvements 2015
Taskboard changes 2015
Kanban board persisted column headers 2015
Sharing personal queries 2015
12 Nov 2014 Release Management Preview as VSTS service N/A
4 Nov 2014 Bugs on the backlog 2013.4
Test execution charts 2013.4
Recent test results 2013.4
Preview Markdown and HTML files in Code Explorer 2015
Browse link dialog 2013.4
REST batch support 2015
Third-party OAuth scopes 2015
28 Oct 2014 European Datacenter N/A
VSTS REST API version 1.0 is here N/A
Service hooks is out of preview N/A
14 Oct 2014 Test artifacts as work items 2013.3
Copy and paste query results 2013.4
23 Sep 2014 Maximizing text area fields 2013.4
Navigating to links 2013.4
Work item performance improvements 2013.4
4 Sep 2014 Work Item query improvements 2013.4
Quick search through tree controls 2013.4
Longer trend charts 2015
Test Cases related to Test Suites 2013.4
WIT REST API v1.2 2015
Event and resource versioning within service hooks N/A
27 Aug 2014 A license for Stakeholders 2013.4
18 Aug 2014 Project Welcome pages 2015
Tagging support in the Test Hub 2013.4
21 Jul 2014 Using corporate identities with existing accounts N/A
Viewing existing projects in the Azure Preview Portal N/A
Trend charts + aggregation 2013.4
Test Hub added to the Advanced License N/A
Deleting your account N/A
1 Jul 2014 Hiding work in progress on the backlog 2013.3
Full Screen on the backlog and boards 2013.4
Move to position on the backlog 2013.4
10 Jun 2014 Pull Requests 2013.4
20 May 2014 Using corporate identities N/A
Copy/Paste shared parameter data between VS Online and Excel 2013.3
End of data export period N/A
12 May 2014 Integrate with Visual Studio Team Services N/A
Service Migration with OpsHub N/A
3 Apr 2014 General Availability of Visual Studio Team Services N/A
Application Insights Limited Preview N/A
Shared Parameters for Test Cases 2013.2
18 Mar 2014 Getting started with Application Insights N/A
Search across your application trace logs N/A
28 Feb 2014 Build support for Java code managed in Git 2013.2
Java JDK, Ant, and Maven libraries preinstalled in hosted build N/A
Maven support for TF version control projects 2013
10 Feb 2014 Exporting test artifacts 2013.2
New “create tags” permission 2013.2
22 Jan 2014 Querying tags 2013.2
Removing weekends from the Burndown 2013.2
Configurable CFD dates 2013.2
11 Dec 2013 Application Insights – Response Stacked Distribution N/A
Application Insights – Windows Store App support N/A
Asynchronous backlogs 2013.2
13 Nov 2013 Commercial preview N/A
Application Insights limited preview N/A
Live editing of Windows Azure sites N/A
8 Nov 2013 Work item chart pinning 2013.2
21 Oct 2013 New account and project pages 2013.2
17 Oct 2013 Build images updated to VS 2013 N/A
30 Sep 2013 New languages supported for code syntax highlighting 2013.2
Color picking in charts 2013.2
Column options for the test case grid view 2013.2
9 Sep 2013 Work item charts 2013
Bulk edit of test cases 2013
Delete a team project 2013
Work items from code discussion 2013
19 Aug 2013 Improved code commenting 2013
29 Jul 2013 Improved permission management for Git repos 2013
Team room Git push events 2013
Deleting team rooms 2013
10 Jul 2013 Backlog mapping 2013
Team permission changes 2013
26 Jun 2013 Windows 8.1 support in hosted build N/A
Paste images into work items in the web 2013
Open Microsoft Test Runner from web 2013
19 Jun 2013 Agile Portfolio Management updates – view filter and quick decompose 2013
Open MTM from web 2013
Admin panel color change 2013
3 Jun 2013 Agile Portfolio Management 2013
Lightweight code commenting 2013
Team Room 2013
Create/modify test plans through Web UI 2013
Cloud load testing N/A
28 May 2013 Build IaaS N/A
Git alerts 2013
Backlog updates – name changed to "backlogs" and now backlogs show all items until they reach the completed state 2013
13 May 2013 Work item colors based on process template settings 2013
Usability updates – icon updates and sentence casing 2013
Navigation updates in Web UI, including ability to view past iterations 2013
Git multi-repo support 2013
22 Mar 2013 Branches view for Git 2013
TCM Improvements – bulk edit test step pass/fail, double click test step reorder, hover over inline images 2013
4 Mar 2013 Customizable Kanban columns 2012.2
TCM improvements – edit test steps when running tests 2012.2
Annotate/Blame for version control 2012.2
Scheduled builds for Git-based projects 2013
11 Feb 2013 Continuous Integration for Git 2013
TCM improvements – view test step attachments when running tests, add attachments when running tests, pause and resume tests in Test Runner 2012.2
WIT tagging cleanup for unused tags 2012.2
Download as Zip for version control 2012.2
30 Jan 2013 Work item tagging 2012.2
Git support 2013
Test Hub in Web UI 2012.2
21 Jan 2013 Changeset context menu in Web UI 2012.2
9 Jan 2013 Account rename of Team Foundation Service account N/A
7 Jan 2013 Email work items from backlog 2012.2
Search for changesets by ID in Web UI 2012.2
Full screen mode for code viewing 2012.2
Inline diff of images in version control 2012.2
Collapsible left pane in all left panels in Web UI 2012.2
10 Dec 2012 Renamed Source to Code in Web UI hub 2012.2
Code Explorer updates in Web UI 2012.2
Hosted build updates for Azure SDK 1.8, TypeScript 0.8.1, and VS 2012 Update 1 N/A
19 Nov 2012 Send work items in email from TFS web access 2012.2
Build file counts and sizes in summary reports 2012.2
31 Oct 2012 General availability of Team Foundation Service N/A
29 Oct 2012 Build drops N/A
8 Oct 2012 400 character server paths for version control 2012.1
17 Sep 2012 Drag/drop in sprint planning to assign to person or activity 2012.1
Web usability improvements (tabs and UX modified, collapse left pane in work items) 2012.1
Process template updates to Agile 6.1 and Scrum 2.1 2012.1
27 Aug 2012 Improved source browsing, viewing, and searching 2012.1
Improved source "diff" 2012.1
Hosted builds of SharePoint components N/A
Basic authentication support N/A
13 Aug 2012 Kanban board 2012.1
Cumulative Flow Diagram 2012.1
WIP Limits 2012.1
6 Aug 2012 Drag/drop in task board to move tasks between people and stories 2012.1
Azure continuous deployment summary report 2012.1

Server Build Numbers

Release Date Build
2018 RTW Nov. 15, 2017 16.122.27102.1
2018 RC2 Sept. 25, 2017 16.122.26918.3
2018 RC1 Aug. 30, 2017 16.121.26818.00
2017.3 Nov. 6, 2017 15.117.27024.0
2017.2 Jul. 24, 2017 15.117.26714.00
2017.1 Mar. 9, 2017 (Mar. 7, 2017) 15.112.26307.00 (15.112.26301.0)*
2017 RTM Nov. 16, 2016 15.105.25910.00
2015.4 Apr. 11, 2017 14.114.26403.0
2015.3 Jun. 27, 2016 14.102.25423.00
2015.2 May 5, 2016 14.95.25122.00
2015.1 Nov. 30, 2015 14.0.24720.00
2015 RTM Aug. 6, 2015 14.0.23128.00*
2013.5 Jul. 19, 2015 12.0.40629.0
2013.4 Nov. 11, 2014 12.0.31101.00
2013.3 Aug. 4, 2014 12.0.30723.00
2013.2 Apr. 2, 2014 12.0.30324.00
2013 RTM Nov. 18, 2013 12.0.21005.01
2012.4 Nov. 12, 2013 11.0.61030.0
2012.3 Jun. 26, 2013 11.0.60610.01
2012.2 Apr. 4, 2013 11.0.60315.01
2012.1 Dec. 12, 2012 11.0.51106.01
2012 RTM Aug. 15, 2012 11.0.50727.01

  • TFS 2015 RTM has multiple build numbers, due to the componentized nature of its build and packaging process. The number of the installer, which will show up in Add/Remove Programs, is 14.0.23129.01. The number of the majority of the assemblies, which will show up in the TFS Administration Console, is 14.0.23128.00.


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