Latest Visual Studio Online Update Brings Improved Dashboards, Pull Requests, And More

Visual Studio Online

Microsoft recently released Visual Studio Online update which includes new Dashboards, improved pull requests, test results and more. Dashboards are a customizable canvas and replace your existing Team Overview page. They enable your team to visualize status and monitor progress across your project.

  • Create multiple dashboards. Until now, the Team Overview page was the only page that teams could use to pin widgets. Now, as a team admin, you can create multiple dashboards using the plus (+) button next to an existing dashboard or through the dashboard manager. The dashboard manager is accessible through the settings icon on the dashboard.
  • Customizable dashboards. The existing project home pages are now a completely customizable experience, giving you full control of all the data on your screen. As a team admin, you can rearrange, remove, or add the widgets that you want and use. A new widget catalog is accessible to team admins through the large green plus (+) button at the lower right side of the dashboard.
  • New dashboard widgets. All the pieces of data that used to be available on the previous Team Overview page are now available through the widget catalog. You can still add multiple charts to the dashboard through the Work, Test, and Build hubs. In addition, we’ve brought new widgets into the catalog: a conditional query tile (that allows you to set red or green if the number of work items crosses a threshold); a code tile (recent commits in the last seven days); a query results widget (allows you to see all work items from a query); and a markdown widget (enables custom text, images, and links).

Read the full change log here.

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