Supporting AzureAD Conditional Access Policy across VSTS

In February 2017, VSTS announced support for Azure Active Directory Conditional Access Policy (CAP).  One caveat that was called out in that announcement was that alternate authentication mechanisms, such as personal access tokens, would not enforce CAP. As I discussed previously, many VSTS administrators gave us feedback that they need a way to ensure their users... Read More

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VSTS will no longer allow creation of new MSA users with custom domain names backed by AzureAD

3-28-2018 UPDATE : The deadline listed below has been extended to the end of September.  Read my latest blog post for more information. On September 15, 2016, the Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) team blocked the ability to create new Microsoft accounts using email addresses in domains that are configured in Azure AD. Many VSTS... Read More

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Improved alternate authentication experience for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)

Recently, we’ve heard feedback from customers that developers have a poor experience creating and managing their alternate authentication credentials and that administrators moving from TFS to the cloud aren’t provided the policies they need to enforce how alternate authentication is used by their end users.  This post will describe our plans to provide a better... Read More

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Cloud Solution Provider – Purchase from Visual Studio Marketplace Roadmap

Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) is a one stop program for Microsoft partners to sell all Microsoft online commercial services to their customers. While CSP partners can purchase O365, Azure and other commercial services for their customers from Microsoft today, they can’t purchase Visual Studio subscriptions, team services users and many first party extensions for team services... Read More

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Streamlined User Management

Effective user management helps administrators ensure they are paying for the right resources and enabling the right access in their projects. We’ve repeatedly heard in support calls and from our customers that they want capabilities to simplify this process in Visual Studio Team Services. I’m excited to announce that we have released a preview of our new... Read More

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