Published on January 9, 2018 by Microsoft

In this interview, Principal DevOps Manager Donovan Brown interviews Principal Group Program Manager Aaron Bjork about how the release notes for VSTS are generated for each release.

[00:50] Set the stage
[01:15] Release Notes Page
[02:14] How are they created
[02:40] DoD
[03:12] Not everything requires release notes
[03:53] Feature Flags!
[04:40] Release notes in action
[05:04] Delivery Plans
[06:19] When do we set the flag?
[06:52] When should you write the release notes?
[08:45] How do you find all the release notes?
[09:35] Sprint mails
[11:20] The query of items needing release notes
[12:10] Bringing it all together with Markdown
[13:42] Pull requests
[15:45] Keys to making it work

Blog: DonovanBrown.com

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aaronbjork
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aaronbjork
3 days 13 hours ago

@Tarun Reddy:It’s built with lots of different technologies, but the bulk of the code is C#, JavaScript, TypeScript and HTML.

PerfectPhase
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PerfectPhase
5 days 4 hours ago

Great video, would love to see more of these on how teams use VSTS to do day to day tasks.

Tarun Reddy
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Tarun Reddy
5 days 21 hours ago

An Off-topic Question, Is VSTS Built using C#.Net?

NOOMandFAI2018
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NOOMandFAI2018
10 days 16 hours ago

ok

DanRevell
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DanRevell
10 days 18 hours ago

Great video, I love these ones that arn’t overly polished and show real insight into how teams work. But my biggest take away is seeing Lauren Brose use a emoji on her display name within TFS. Brilliant idea!

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