New usability features for Boards, Pipelines and Reporting

With this update, we add a new feature to the work item save button in Boards. In Pipelines, we added actions to the Pipelines overview page to make it easier to rerun failed jobs or entire stages. We've also made, the Analytics views feature in reporting generally available to all organizations.

Check out the release notes for details.

Azure Boards

Azure Pipelines


Azure Boards

Sticky "Save" and "Save and Close" button

We added a small usability feature to the work item save button. The button choice between “Save” and “Save and Close” is now sticky for the next time you save a work item. This prevents making an extra click if you prefer “Save” over “Save and Close”.

New Permission


This feature will only be available with the New Boards Hubs preview.

Azure Pipelines

Stage quick actions

A pipeline's Runs screen gives you quick access to all a runs stages. In this sprint, we've added a stages panel from where you can perform actions for each stage. For example, you can easily rerun failed jobs or rerun the entire stage. The panel is available when not all stages fit in the user interface, as you can see in the following screenshot.

Screenshot of pipeline with too many stages.

When you click on the '+' sign in the stages column, the stages panel shows up, and then you can perform stage actions.

Screenshot of stages panel.


Analytics Views are now generally available

The Analytics Views feature has been in a preview state for an extended period of time. Today we are happy to announce that this feature is now generally available to all organizations.

In the navigation, Analytics views moved from the Overview tab to the Boards tab.

Analytics view in boards navigation.

An Analytics view provides a simplified way to specify the filter criteria for a Power BI report based on Analytics data. If you are not familiar with Analytics Views, here is some documentation to get you caught up:

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

We would love to hear what you think about these features. Use the help menu to report a problem or provide a suggestion.

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


Silviu Andrica