Visual Studio Team Services is in Canada!
In 2014, we set a goal to make Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) a global service. This is driven by our commitment to provide our customers around the world great performance and compliance with local data sovereignty requirements. Between 2014 and 2016 we announced VSTS instances in Europe, Australia, India, and Brazil. Along the way we have also stood up four additional instances in the United States and another additional instance in Europe to handle the large number of accounts created in those geographies.
Today we are excited to announce the availability of our latest VSTS instance in Canada (Azure’s Canada Central region, to be precise). Canada was by far the most requested region for a new VSTS instance (and the 17th most popular request all up) on Visual Studio Team Services UserVoice.
When you create a new account from https://visualstudio.com we default the region to the one closest to you. Customers in Canada will now notice that Canada Central is the default selection. As always, you can override the selection by choosing another region from the list – Canada is open to everyone. If you have an existing Visual Studio Team Services account and would like to move it to the new Canada Central region, you can do that by contacting support.
If a region important to you does not yet have a VSTS instance, let us know about it on UserVoice. And keep an eye out here for additional announcements as we continue to increase the global presence of VSTS.