With one simple tweet, Buck Hodges of Microsoft gave us what we have all been waiting for: less eye strain.  Microsoft pushed changes to Azure DevOps, late today which introduced themes to the portal.  Now you can change to a black background which many people prefer.

As a recovering IT Pro, I have been spending more time in Azure DevOps doing deployments for customers and the white theme is, let’s face blinding. This is a great follow-on to the rebranding of VSTS to Azure DevOps and the new more functional UI.  To apply the theme simply click your Avatar, and then Theme.

black apply

In an instant, you will now have a new theme and instant relief!  It’s great to see Microsoft continue to update their online cloud apps and listen to customers.

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After using this for the past hours, I can say that I’m totally sold on this theme!  Here is a Release that I ran this evening using the config.

Release Pipeline in Black

Give it a try at http://dev.azure.com

Enjoy!

@deltadan

Posted by Dan Patrick

Dan Patrick is the Chief Infrastructure Architect for Solliance and a 15 year veteran at Microsoft. He has an extensive background in IT Infrastructure and Operations. Dan has both architected and lead teams building and supporting some of the largest service providers in North America with as many 15,000 Windows Servers and 120 million endpoints. Dan has worked with Azure IaaS solutions extensively since 2012. He has a passion for Virtualization with deep experience leveraging Hyper-V, Vmware, and Citrix. He is also a Clustering specialist focusing on large host clusters and SQL Always On Availability Groups. Recently Dan, authored the Networking, Azure Active Directory and Containers portion of the 70-533 Exam Reference for Microsoft Press. You can follow him on Twitter @deltadan

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