Visual Studio Online Supports Azure AD Groups

Sprint 89 now has support for Azure Active Directory Groups, and previews a new work item form that will be the basis for work item forms moving forward.

Visual Studio Online Sprint 89 was released earlier this month, with a handful of changes that included support for Azure Active Directory Groups.

The Azure AD Groups support means "an easier way to control who can access your team's resources and business assets," said Microsoft's Aaron Bjork, in a release note detailing the new features. For those who use Azure AD or even Office 365 and use Azure AD for identity and authentication, the support now works natively in VSO. Any Azure AD group member permissions will carry over without any extra manuevering. More information on how to use it is in this release note here.

Other improvements include a streamlined way of starting up a new project with an empty Git repository via a clone command, a slight improvement in details for commits, and SonarQube analysis support with Maven build tasks.

With this sprint, the team is also offering up a preview of a new work item form that allows for customization of work item forms, including states, fields, and types. According to the update notes, "The new form doesn't just bring a new look and feel, but is one of the key building blocks toward."

Read the full release notes for Sprint 89 here.

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