Exploring the New Features of Dev Home Preview 0.4 Release: Azure DevOps Integration and Enhanced Accessibility

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The Dev Preview 0.4 is now available, featuring significant updates to accessibility and quality. The release also includes the integration of DevOps and the creation of Azure DevOps widgets. The update can be installed from the Microsoft Store or GitHub releases page.

Dev Home Preview 0.4 Release: A Major Update

The August release of Dev Home Preview 0.4 is here, bringing a host of improvements and new features. This update also extends to the Dev Home GitHub extension.

What’s New in this Release?

this release, the focus has been on enhancing accessibility and quality. Also, excitingly, the integration of Azure DevOps and the creation of Azure DevOps widgets for Dev Home are under active development.

Accessibility Improvements

Keyboard navigation of widgets has been made possible using the Tab and arrow keys. The Narrator now reads out the names of available widgets in the Add Widgets dialog. The navigation experiences between scan and non-scan modes have been aligned, and the banner is now scrollable on 200% zoom.

Miscellaneous Improvements

Several other updates include an indicator for when Dev Home is run as an administrator, SVG rendering for widget charts, and the inclusion of the last modified date in the Restore apps description. The UI now has consistently styled close buttons.

Bug Fixes

Several bugs have been addressed in this release, including alignment of banner text in RTL languages, maintaining responsiveness after closing the file picker dialog, and ensuring Dev Home is brought to the foreground when a second instance is opened with redirection.

Community Contributions

The release also acknowledges the valuable contributions from the community in making Dev Home better for everyone. Notable contributors for this release include Captain-Quack, RAASORG, Sergio0694, alexravenna, balaji-sivasakthi, eltociear, davidegiacometti, niels9001, and balaji-sivasakthi.

“The next big feature we’re actively working on is integrating Azure DevOps and creating Azure DevOps widgets for Dev Home, so stay tuned for that!”
“We love working with the community to help make Dev Home better for everyone.”

For more information about Dev Home, visit the official docs site. If you have any feedback or questions, feel free to reach out to Kayla (@cinnamon_msft) or file an issue on GitHub.

  • Dev Home Preview updated to version 0.4, including the Dev Home GitHub extension.
  • Significant improvements in accessibility, including keyboard navigation for widgets and improved Narrator functionality.
  • Integration of Azure DevOps and creation of Azure DevOps widgets for Dev Home is in progress.
  • Miscellaneous improvements include indication of administrator run, SVG rendering for widget charts, and consistent styling for close buttons.
  • Notable contributors for this release include Captain-Quack, RAASORG, Sergio0694, alexravenna, balaji-sivasakthi, eltociear, davidegiacometti, niels9001.
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