What’s New
in TeamCity 2017.1*

* TeamCity has switched to the common JetBrains versioning scheme of <year>.<release within year>.
Thus, what was to be TeamCity 10.1 has become 2017.1!

This release brings you project level cloud profiles, improved Visual Studio Team Services integration, refreshed UI, external artifacts storage API, and enhancements in build chains.

Project level cloud profiles

Configuration of agent cloud profiles was moved to the project level. This puts project admins in charge of the cloud settings, letting teams inside organizations try our cloud agents more freely.

Vue.js support

Visual Studio Team Services integration

TeamCity 2017.1 improves its integrations with VCS hosting services and now can be connected to VSTS the same way it is connected to GitHub or BitBucket Cloud. Once the connection is configured, setting up a project becomes a matter of simply picking a repo from the list.

Refreshed UI

Breadcrumbs

The breadcrumb trail is now displayed in a smaller font to provide more focus on the current item. Hovering on the icon opens up a list for quick navigation.

Build chains

The build chains UI has been improved in a variety of ways. Here is what has been added:
Ability to preview build chains settings while reviewing and configuring snapshot dependencies of a build configuration

Build Chains

Detailed view, to dig deeper into a build’s details

Build Chains details

Ability to group builds on build chains page by project, for a more concise overview

Redesigned pages

Along with the elements of the interface, a number of pages have been redesigned and got a refreshed look and feel: the login page, register user, administrator setup, user profile, edit group page, create project and build configuration pages, as well as the build chains tab.

Redesigned pages
Redesigned pages

Disable builds in default branch

When tracking the status of the default branch is not what you need, it is possible to turn off the default branch, so that no builds run in it. You will not see it in the UI, and there will be no notifications from it. This is especially useful if you want to have a separate build configuration for building pull requests.

Disable builds in default branch

UI scalability improvements

The user interface performance in 2017.1 has been optimized for large-scale installations. The improvements will be especially appreciated by users with thousands of branches per build configuration, and with up to tens of thousands of build configurations on the server. No more waiting for the project/branch tree to load!

Secure settings storage

You can now store passwords and other secure parameters separately from the other settings in your VCS. Safely enable the Versioned Settings feature without fearing your passwords be checked into the VCS.

Secure settings storage

External artifacts storage

TeamCity 2017.1 provides a pluggable API to enable external storage for build artifacts. Connect your favorite third-party storages by creating a plugin for TeamCity, according to the external storage implementation guide.

Amazon S3 integration

As an example, we are providing the Amazon S3 plugin which allows uploading to, downloading and removing artifacts from S3. It handles resolution of artifact dependencies as well as clean-up of artifacts.

Amazon S3 Integration
Learn about TeamCity 10.0

Configure builds in DSL

In addition to the regular way of creating projects and build configurations, you can now set up TeamCity programmatically. Create projects and build configurations in code, using TeamCity DSL based on the Kotlin programming language. Keep this code in a VCS, and TeamCity will apply all the changes to your projects and build configurations automatically, without you interacting with the web UI.

Scale big

TeamCity 10 is packed with new features aimed at supporting your growing infrastructure and providing a truly scalable solution.

Cross-server projects popup

The new projects popup allows connecting multiple TeamCity servers and provides search and instant access across all projects and build configurations on the connected servers.

Two-node configuration

TeamCity is now clusterable, which lets you move the handling of real-time data produced by running builds to a separate machine. This reduces the load on the main server, making it more responsive and allowing many more agents to be connected.

Automatic agent-side checkout

TeamCity now checks out sources on build agents by default to take the load off your server. Server-side checkout becomes a fallback option and TeamCity will switch back when needed.

Commit hooks in REST API

Once a commit hook is installed and detected, TeamCity will automatically increase checking for changes interval to avoid excessive polling of your VCS. This significantly reduces the load on your server in case of large installations while increasing the commit reaction speed.

Utilize Docker

Run TeamCity using its official Docker images for server and agents, which are now available on Docker Hub and maintained by JetBrains: https://hub.docker.com/u/jetbrains/


docker run -it --name teamcity-server-instance \
 -v <path to data directory>:/data/teamcity_server/datadir \
 -v <path to logs directory>:/opt/teamcity/logs  \
 -p <port on host>:8111 \
 jetbrains/teamcity-server
                        

Advance your VCS integrations

Improved integrations with popular VCS hosting services

Integration with GitHub and Bitbucket issue trackers, to easily connect TeamCity to your GitHub issues for automatic fetching and display of information about issues.

Bundled Commit status publisher plugin for publishing build status right to GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, and Upsource once the build is finished.

Create projects directly from GitHub/Bitbucket repositories, without even providing a URL. TeamCity will connect to your VCS and list all the available repositories – you just need to pick one.

Cross-platform integration with TFS

Cross-platform TFVC

TeamCity now provides cross-platform integration with Team Foundation Server out of the box. Run your TeamCity server and agents on any platform, including Linux and Mac, while connecting it to TFS.

Cross-platform TFS Work Items

TeamCity 10 has a built-in integration with Team Foundation Work Items which supports TFS 2010+ and Visual Studio Team Services.

Versioned settings in TFS

TeamCity 10 also brings Versioned Settings support for TFS users. You can now synchronize TeamCity project settings with TFVC. The full list of supported VCSs for Versioned Settings now includes Git, Mercurial, Perforce, Subversion, and TFVC.

Perforce Streams

You can now enable TeamCity feature branches support for Perforce VCS roots. TeamCity will monitor all streams matched by branch specification.

Detect flaky tests

TeamCity detects tests which behave in an unstable manner with the same code. When such flaky tests are discovered based on a set of differents heuristics, they are displayed to you on a dedicated page, so that you can look into them or assign investigations to have your team members fix them.

Install tools on agents

It is now possible to install tools on agents right from the TeamCity UI. For example, whenever new versions of ReSharper command line tools come out, you can upload and install them right away, without a need to wait for the next TeamCity release. TeamCity lets you use different versions of the tools in different builds, and manually pick the default ones.

Enjoy all of the above in a refreshed UI

TeamCity user interface gets a facelift with updated icons, lightweight controls, and optimized graphics for high-resolution displays. The fresh look brings you all the rich functionality in a more polished way.

Deploy at will

TeamCity now bundles the Deployer plugin, bringing the out-of-the-box ability to upload artifacts to external locations in a number of ways:

  • Upload files to Windows shares via SMB protocol
  • Upload files to an FTP server
  • Upload files via SSH (using SCP or SFTP protocols)
  • Deploy WAR application archives to different containers
  • Execute arbitrary remote commands using SSH Exec

Experience improved performance

TeamCity’s overall performance has improved considerably thanks to a series of technical and architectural optimizations. Experience a faster response rate and shorter page load times.