Team Foundation Server 2017 Update 3 Release Notes

Last Update: 11/8/2017

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Release Date: November 6, 2017

What's New in this Release

This is an update for Team Foundation Server 2017 that includes bug fixes since Team Foundation Server 2017 Update 2.


  • Exporting a template with ASCII character code >127 does not have WebLayout and includes incorrect file names.
  • Board and Card Settings does not handle Work Item Type rename.
  • Kanban board card reordering in Turkish should be by stack rank.
  • REST API WorkItemSearchConditionalFaultIn should throw NotSupportedException for Search.
  • StructureChangeNotification event not firing for WIT.
  • Add link to more info when exceeding max links limit.
  • Optimize work item field data migration execution plan to improve upgrade performance.
  • Assigned To context menu should use combo string instead of display name to disambiguate.


  • Maven: Code coverage will now be generated.
  • HTML files will no longer default to Preview mode in the new Explorer.
  • We have added a scroll bar when viewing changesets.
  • We fixed the vertical scrolling in Web (both Code->Changesets as Files) will now work in IE 11/Chrome.
  • Scrolling now works in Source Explorer (IE/Edge).
  • You can now filter changesets for users who have left the project.
  • You are now able to select a file, then select back in the root directory, of the left tree, and remain in full screen mode.
  • The search URL will no longer throw an exception when it exceeds the defaulted supported length if there are a large number of repositories.
  • File folders will no longer be configured if there is no default branch in the Git Repository.
  • Extension installs will not conflict with the jobs of previous extension uninstall operations.
  • We fixed Search and it now works despite job failures.
  • ReindexingStatus will no longer remain in an Inprogress state if the Accountfaultin job is run more than once.
  • TFVC crawl will no longer fail due to version control (VC) permission issues.
  • The Search function will no longer fail post upgrade to TFS 2017 Update 2 in the Japanese build.
  • The Search function will no longer fail as it did when upgrading from TFS Update 1 to TFS Update 2.
  • The Job Result message will now give more insights into the indexing.
  • We have reduced the Patch operation failure count.
  • TimeBoxed Crawler will now crawl at least one batch irrespective of job execution time limit.
  • We fixed patch operation KPIs for failed files to be consistent with logs for Search.
  • We improved the support for SSH protocol version in Git for Windows.


  • Error while attempting to register build agent: Authentication - "Insufficient stack to continue executing the program safely."
  • Update vsts-agent to carry new version of git.
  • Enable NuGet Tool Installer task in order to allow for NuGet.exe 4.3.0 to be included in builds for compatibility with .NET.
  • RequestedFor field of scheduled XAML build is not set.


  • Upgrade from TFS 2017 failing migration of Azure-based connected service to service endpoint.


  • Deploy Test Agent task has multiple issues on Win7-SP1 machine.
  • If Test Agent path is wrong it is not logged as error but appears only in debug.
  • Test run/task shouldn’t fail if we failed to upload attachment.
  • GetTestPlatform API will look for a testplatform.config file in the probing directory based on configuration.
  • Drop indexes on dbo.tbl_TestResult to significantly improve upgrade performance.
  • Improve performance of test results migration servicing step to significantly improve upgrade performance.


  • The RDL Burndown Reports will now show the correct amount of time for deleted tasks.


  • Users page Public URL should match the calling URL such as when a load balancer is involved.

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