Microsoft Teams integration with Visual Studio Team Services

Update 11/9: The Kanban board tab integration has begun rolling out to Teams clients. Some users will see it today and all users will be able to configure the tab integration by tomorrow 11/10.

VSTS + Teams

Earlier today, Microsoft Teams was announced. Microsoft Teams is a new chat-based workspace in Office365 that makes collaborating on software projects with Team Services a breeze. Customers often tell us that there is a need for better chat integration in Team Services. With Microsoft Teams, we aim to provide a comprehensive chat and collaboration experience, across your Agile and development work.

Starting today, Team Services users can stay up to date with alerts for work items, pull requests, commits, and builds using the Connectors within Microsoft Teams. Each Connector event is its own conversation, allowing users to be notified of events they care about and discuss them with their team.

VSTS Connectors

We are also bringing the Team Services Kanban boards right into Microsoft Teams, allowing your team to track and create new work items without leaving your team’s channel. The board integration will be available starting next week on November 9. Each board also comes with its own conversation.

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Instructions on how to set up these integrations can be found on the Team Services marketplace.

We’re still early in our collaboration with Microsoft Teams. I am looking for your feedback on the current integrations as well as feedback on new integrations you’d like to see between Team Services and Microsoft Teams – just leave a comment or send me an email.

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