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Microsoft releases roadmap for Azure DevOps

roadmap for Azure DevOps

In September this year, Microsoft had introduced a new service for software development teams, called Azure DevOps. It’s the beginning of November and the tech giant is ready with roadmap for Azure DevOps.

Azure DevOps enables developers to ship software faster and with higher quality. It comes with a number of services including Azure Pipelines, Azure Boards, Azure Artifacts, Azure Repos, and Azure Test Plans. These services are open and extensible that works well with all the applications regardless of framework, platform or cloud.

The Azure DevOps roadmap includes a list of features, which are currently under development.

Azure Boards will get Work Item support for Markdown editing, which means that all long text fields like description and repo steps will support Markdown editing.

Microsoft is planning to bring GVFS (Git Virtual File System) for Mac in public preview. The GVFS is an open source system that enables Git to operate at enterprise-scale.

“While GVFS got its start in supporting the development of Windows, the largest Git repository on earth, that isn’t the only massive repository at Microsoft. Office also has a lot of code, as you can imagine, and shares a lot of it between their macOS/iOS and Windows products,” wrote Microsoft in a blog post.

The tech giant will allow use of YAML editor in the web, as well as in Visual Studio Code. Aim of update is to help users easily edit YAML files through a task-assist experience.

Azure Artifacts will feature upstream sources for feeds across organizations with the same Azure Active Directory. Microsoft said that sharing across organizations is important to get the most value out of Azure DevOps at scale.

As we’ve done for work item linking, we’ll also enable upstream sources across organizations, so you can share code with the people who need it, no matter which team they are on.”

Also read: Microsoft announces ExpressRoute for Azure DevOps and new Availability Zones

Another feature on which Microsoft is investing is a consistent and centralized auditing experience. It will begin with security and project changes, and then grow from there.

A full list of features is available here.

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