New Queries experience



Feature availability: The New queries experience is in preview for VSTS and available when you enable it from the web portal.

We have launched a preview version of a modernized Queries Hub in your VSTS account. You can enable it from the Preview features menu that you access from your account profile.

User focused navigation

When you enable the preview of the Work>Queries hub, you’ll notice that the left pane is gone. To navigate quickly between your favorite queries, use the dropdown in the query title.

List of favorite queries to run

Alternatively, browse all your personal and shared queries in the new directory pages and favorite what is important to you. You can get to the query directory using the "Queries" breadcrumb.

List of queries separated into personal favorites and team favorites groups

In addition the directory pages highlight new metadata for each query including:

  • The type of query
  • The path within the hierarchy
  • Who last modified it
  • When it was last modified

Find queries faster with filtering

The query directory pages now include a filter bar that lets you quickly search for any query you care about.

List of all queries in the project filtered by WIT IQ criteria

Other improvements

Besides the big changes listed above, here are some other improvements:

  • Create and edit followed work item queries with the @Follows macro
  • "Save as" now copies charts to the new query
  • Compact command bar and expanded quick filter capabilities

What's next?

We plan to continue to invest in the Queries Hub beyond the new features in this preview. Some things to look forward to include:

  • Simplified column configuration experience
  • Expanded query filtering capabilities to filter by folders

Send us your feedback

Let us know what you think in the comment box that appears when you toggle the new hub on or off. Additionally, feel free to reach out to us via Developer Community with suggestions or issues. See also our comprehensive feedback and support page.