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Visual Studio App Center Retirement

Visual Studio App Center is scheduled for retirement on March 31, 2025. After that date it will not be possible to sign in with your user account nor make API calls. App Center will continue to be supported until March 31, 2025, with critical bug fixes and technical support.

Alternative solutions

The following notes outline alternative solutions to migrate off App Center. Our support team will be available to address any additional questions at support@appcenter.ms.

App Center capability Recommended alternative solution
Build We recommend migrating your builds from App Center to Azure Pipelines, leveraging the Export App Center Build feature. 
Test For app device testing, we recommend BrowserStack App Automate. BrowserStack provides access to 20,000+ real iOS and Android devices. BrowserStack has developed the Device Testing CLI to support migrating from Microsoft App Center to BrowserStack App Automate.

You can find the full guidance for migration to BrowserStack here.
Distribution We recommend Apple’s AppStore for iOS app production releases and Apple’s TestFlight for iOS app test releases. For Android applications we recommend Google Play for production releases and Google Play Console for test releases.

Azure Pipelines tasks can be used for distributing to AppStore/TestFlight and Google Play.

For Microsoft Store applications, we recommend using Package Flights feature available in Partner Center.
CodePush We have prepared a special version of CodePush to integrate into your app and run independently from App Center. If you’d like to get access to the codebase of this CodePush standalone version, please reach out to our support team at support@appcenter.ms for more information.
Analytics & diagnostics We recommend one of the Azure Native ISV services which provide rich capabilities for mobile analytics and diagnostics. By leveraging these Azure Native ISV services, you will be able to monitor your complete stack from device to your backend infrastructure on Azure.

Click on each link below to see the documentation for Azure Native ISV service of your choice.

Azure Native ISV Services: Microsoft Store app developers can access analytics & diagnostics data through Partner Center Dashboard. Additionally, UWP applications published in Microsoft Store can log custom events through the Microsoft Store Services SDK.

Get support

If you have any questions please reach out to our support team from the App Center portal directly by clicking ? > Contact support in the upper-right corner or send an email to support@appcenter.ms.

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