Here’s everything that’s new in Visual Studio Team Services for August 2016

For a rather diversified software company, the number of updates and feature releases Microsoft issues in a month can be rather staggering and bit hard to follow. Fortunately, the individual teams behind various software projects have taken it upon themselves to keep their users and customers abreast of releases by issuing a digest of software support for the month.

For the month of August, the Visual Studio team has posted its software highlights that include SSH support for Git Repos, paid Team Services extensions, Android Studio 1.0 and IntelliJ Team Services plugins, build task-to-queue for Jenkins jobs, and much more.

Among the jammed packed feature updates in August, the Visual Studio team seems most proud of it support for Visual Studio Code connecting with Team Foundation Server Update 2 and later.

The Team Services plugin for Visual Studio Code allows you to manage your pull requests for your Team Services and Team Foundation Server Git repositories, as well as monitor builds and work items for your team project. With just a glance at the status bar, you can see the number of active pull requests assigned to you and check the status of the latest build for your repository.

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Also, the company released Team Services plugins to help boost Android cross-platform development.

After several months in preview, we are excited to announce the release of the official 1.0 version of the Team Services plugin for IntelliJ and Android Studio.

Lastly, customers can try paid Team Services Extensions for 30 days, without paying. Hopefully, 30-days is enough to entice developers.

You can now try Team Services paid extensions free for 30 days. This allows you to test an extension easily and see if it’s the right fit for your use case.

details page on testing paid team services extensions

details page on testing paid team services extensions

Some of the updates are currently available to Visual Studio customers, while others are planned for release sometime during the month of August. For specific details on the release dates, visit the Microsoft Azure blog or check the announcement section within Visual Studio.

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