Announcing the public preview of GitHub Advanced Security for Azure DevOps
GitHub Advanced Security for Azure DevOps is now available for public preview, making GitHub’s same application security testing tools natively available on Azure Repos.
You can now create a branch to work on an issue directly from the issue page so that it's easier to get started right away.
What if starting work on an issue could be one click away? Imagine that you’re sipping your coffee (or tea), reading through an issue, and you are ready to get started. Instead of going to the CLI or your IDE of choice, you can now create a branch directly for an issue on GitHub! That branch is automatically connected to the issue, and the pull request that you’ll eventually create will be as well.
A new section in the sidebar of an issue, called “Development,” has replaced “Linked pull requests.” It allows you to create a branch for that issue and kick off work on it immediately. The section acts as your home for linked branches, pull requests, and issues from now on. A handful of options are available upon branch creation as follows:
The newly-created branch is linked in the “Development” section of the issue, indicating that there is work in progress to any collaborators on the issue. Once you create a pull request from the linked branch, it will automatically be linked to the issue and replace the linked branch. This keeps things tidy and ensures the “Development” section always reflects the latest state of related work.
Creating a branch for an issue is available to anyone on GitHub as a public beta today. We already look forward to using the new capabilities in other GitHub Clients. Read more about how to “Create a branch for an issue,” and share your feedback with us.