Updates to Azure File Copy task

With this update, we are rolling out a new version of Azure File Copy task. In addition, we upgraded the mermaid version to include additional diagram types in wiki pages.

Check out the release notes for details.

Azure Pipelines

Azure Artifacts


Azure Pipelines

Updates to Azure File Copy task

We are rolling out a new version of Azure File Copy task. This task is used to copy files to Microsoft Azure storage blobs or virtual machines (VMs). The new version has several updates that have been often requested by the community:

  • The AzCopy tool's version has been updated to 10.12.2, which has support for file content types. As a result, when you copy PDF, Excel, PPT, or one of the supported mime types, the file's content type is set correctly.

  • With the new version of AzCopy, you can also configure a setting to clean the target when the destination type is Azure Blob. Setting this option will delete all the folders/files in that container. Or if a blob prefix is provided, all the folders/files in that prefix will be deleted.

  • The new version of the task relies on Az modules that are installed on the agent instead of AzureRM modules. This will remove an unnecessary warning in some cases when using the task.

The changes are part of a major version update for this task. You would have to explicitly update your pipelines to use the new version. We made this choice of updating the major version to ensure that we do not break any pipelines that are still dependent on AzureRM modules.

Azure Artifacts

Improvement to user interface

Azure Artifacts (Feeds Experience) user interface (UI) now supports Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, the latest accessibility recommendations from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). This aligns with Microsoft’s goal to make products and services accessible to everyone.

Azure Artifacts have several improvements with the new UI and with this release, several accessibility compliance updates have been done for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, including core shell and page support for zoom up to 400%, improved progressive collapse, and keyboard support access.

As always, we want our Artifact Services to meet the evolving needs of our community. Post a comment or use the Developer Community to provide feedback.


Support for additional diagram types in wiki pages

We have upgraded the version of mermaid charts used in wiki pages to 8.13.9. With this upgrade, you can now include the following diagrams and visualizations in your Azure DevOps wiki pages:

  • Flowchart
  • Sequence diagrams
  • Gantt charts
  • Pie charts
  • Requirement diagrams
  • State diagrams
  • User Journey

Diagrams that are in experimental mode such as Entity Relationship and Git Graph are not included. For more information about the new features, please see the mermaid release notes.

Next steps


These features will roll out over the next two to three weeks.

Head over to Azure DevOps and take a look.

How to provide feedback

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You can also get advice and your questions answered by the community on Stack Overflow.


Vijay Machiraju