Microsoft is preparing a major UI change for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), its cloud service for collaborating on code development. The new design will go along a rethinking of the service to create “an integrated suite that also gives the flexibly to pick and choose the services that work best for you,” according to Microsoft.
Over the next few weeks, developers will see a new “New Navigation Preview” message in their VSTS account giving their access to the new design. Microsoft says the new look has been inspired by Fluent Design, and it should roll out over the next few months.
“We’re starting with design improvements to the navigation and then we’ll deliver updates to the content of each page,” the company explained. “The goals of the new design language are to be clear, to gracefully support high information density, and – of course – be fast. The result will be an emphasis on the content of your work while providing a consistent and predictable experience across all aspects of VSTS.”
The new global navigation experience will be completely opt-in while it’s in preview, and turning it on in your account won’t affect your team’s experience. Microsoft will welcome all feedback on the dedicated Developer Community during the preview.Further reading: Fluent Design, Visual Studio Team Services