Azure Pipelines app for Microsoft Teams will ping you updates on builds

Microsoft has pushed out an Azure Pipelines app that integrates with Microsoft Teams to let busy developers get notifications on the progress of their various projects.

Azure Pipelines is Microsoft’s cloud-based continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) service that was introduced last year as part of Azure DevOps. It integrates with Github and supports development on Linux, MacOS, and Windows.

Meanwhile, Teams is the software giant’s collaboration tool and Slack rival, which has apparently been seeing strong growth in its adoption since Microsoft decided to offer a free version last year.

With the Azure Pipelines app for Microsoft Teams, Microsoft is pulling both of these together, so that developers who use Teams can set up subscriptions to receive notifications for completed builds, releases, pending approvals and other updates in their channels, Microsoft said.

The app, which is basically an add-on for Teams, also enables users to approve releases from within their channel. Availability of the app was announced on the Microsoft Azure DevOps Blog.

Users can install the Azure Pipelines app by visiting the App store in Microsoft Teams and searching for it. Once installed, devs can connect the app to the pipelines they wish to monitor. The app will ask users to sign in and authenticate to Azure Pipelines before allowing any commands to be run.

Like a good CI/CD developer, Microsoft has pledged to keep continuously improving the app in future.