Angel Wong

Azure DevOps will no longer guarantee support for older authentication methods in use by out-of-support Visual Studio and Microsoft products. Known impacted clients include:

  1. Visual Studio 2010 (end of support: July 14, 2020)
  2. Visual Studio 2012 (end of support: January 10, 2023)
  3. Visual Studio 2013 (end of support: April 9, 2024)
  4. Dynamics AX 2009 (end of support: April 12, 2022)
  5. Dynamics AX 2012 (end of support: April 12, 2022)
  6. Dynamics AX 2012 R2 (end of support: April 12, 2022)
  7. Dynamics AX 2012 R3 (end of support: January 10, 2023)
  8. Team Foundation Server 2008 (out of support)
  9. Team Foundation Server 2010 (end of support: July 14, 2020)
  10. Team Foundation Server 2012 (end of support: January 10, 2023)

This may not be a comprehensive list of impacted products, but only affected products are expected to be out of support already per Microsoft’s product end of support policies.

We are making these changes to end the usage of less secure authentication mechanisms in favor of more secure and actively supported authentication available in newer versions of these products. Such changes will also allow our teams to focus on delivering the newest in authentication and security features, instead of allocating resources to maintain out-of-date authentication paradigms.

We recommend all customers to fully migrate from these older clients to newer versions by December 31, 2024. All listed products have newer versions that are actively in support. While these listed products may continue to work, we do not intend on continuing to support any functionality in those products reliant on older Azure DevOps authentication by March 2025.