Microsoft will close the Visual Studio App Center after a year and recommend Azure Pipelines and BrowserStack App Automate

Microsoft will close the Visual Studio App Center after a year and recommend Azure Pipelines and BrowserStack App Automate

On March 15, 2024, Microsoft announced that the company will discontinue the Visual Studio App Center on March 31, 2025. Microsoft recommends iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS app developers prepare for this event and move to Azure Pipelines, BrowserStack App Automate, Package Flights, AppStore and TestFlight, Google Play and Google Play Console, Azure Native ISVs, CodePush special edition, and the Microsoft Store Services SDK.

According to Microsoft’s explanation, after March 31, 2025, developers will not be able to log in under their account, and API calls will also be blocked and closed for execution. Support for the project will continue from that date, including the release of critical bug fixes and full technical support.

Visual Studio App Center is a set of cloud-based tools and services that help developers build, test, distribute, track status, and maintain apps on Windows, iOS, Android, and other platforms.

In addition to the end-of-support warning, Microsoft has published a list of alternatives for various parts of the Visual Studio App Center. We recommend that you migrate builds from App Center to Azure Pipelines using the App Center build export feature.

It is noteworthy that the Visual Studio App Center site itself does not mention the closure of the project after a year.

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