“Out of the box” are Process Workflow features to build automation rules within Microsoft Azure DevOps (ADO). One caveat found thus far. If criteria are met for an update to an ADO work item, the user cannot update the Tags of a work item (e.g., append tags). Bizarre but true.
In this case, the user must leverage Power Automate to update the ADO work item to append Tags to the work item(s) that meet the criteria.
Thanks, Omer, for pointing out this shortfall so we could plug the hole with Microsoft Power Automate. Note: other fields can be updated when the rule is executed, just not the Tags field. Special logic is required to update this Tags field, i.e., Replace, Append, Remove
Again, Microsoft Power Automate to the Rescue.
Integration of SharePoint into Azure DevOps and Toss the Current Wiki
JIRA and Confluence a powerful combination. Microsoft should ditch the Wiki integrated into the Overview module, and use SharePoint (lite) instead. Put your best foot forward!
Backlog “Feature Timeline” Filtering
As I’ve mentioned in prior posts, the add on “Feature Timeline” by Microsoft is a fantastic bridge between Agile and Waterfall, displaying a Feature [i.e. Milestone] timeline. Expand upon this module with additional capabilities, such as filtering Features by Tags.
Microsoft Teams Chat mentions in Azure DevOps (ADO) Product Activity Feeds
I like trolling the Activity Feed on my Dashboard as much as the next person. Let’s add some external, yet related data sources, such as Microsoft Team Chats directly correlated ADO Team == Microsoft Team. Is that a setting, linking MS Azure DevOps Team to Microsoft Team? Should be…
Auto-generation of Release Notes After Each Build from Repos into the Azure DevOps Wiki
- Similar to Java Doc, in line code comments roll up into C# Function doc
- Commits Required to Specify Correlated Work Item IDs
- Dynamic Wiki Page creation for each build, including release notes, unit test suite execution results
Ability to Create Azure DevOps Wiki pages from within Power Automate (i.e. MS Flow)
Shared Queries Segregated by Teams within the Project
Teams each have their own view of relevant Team information such as Dashboards per team
Runner Up Features
- Need the ability to re-name Azure DevOps Dashboards
- Need the ability to Clone Dashboards
- Product / Project / Portfolio Level Capacity Planning – 3rd party integration, OnePlan handles this requirement