The WorkItem Updater task can update workitems using a Query or that are linked to the Build/Release.
The following workitem fields can be updated:
Update the state for workitems.
Update the assignee for workitems.
Update the swimlane or board-column for workitems.
Add the build as Development Link to the workitems.
By adding this task to specific milestones in a build/release pipeline, you can create an automated kanban board.
An example would be to set the state to 'Resolved' as the last step of a build and to 'Deployed' as the last step of a release.
With this task the state of workitems is always reflecting reality and developers don't need to manually update workitems anymore.
A preview of what the task can do, can be seen in this recording:
Functionality to add custom list of Fields to update
Functionality to allow to bypass workitem type rules
Functionality to allow to fail task when there's no workitem to update
Functionality to add tags to a workitem
Functionality to remove existing tags from a workitem
Functionality to, while deploying a release to an environment, update all workitems since the previously completed deployment.
Be able to update multiple workitem types at once.
Rebuild extension using Node.js.
Added option to specify the source of the workitems. This can be a Query or workitems linked to the build.
Update 'Assigned To' with a fixed user.
Update 'Assigned To' with option to unassign the workitem.
Filter the workitems to update by specifying the current state a workitem needs to have.