Message in Test section of VSTS Team Project: “You can’t create test cases without a test plan. Click here to create a test plan.”

Had an interesting case this week where a customer was seeing this window below inside Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). She was a Project Collection Admin, a Team Project Admin, had a Visual Studio Enterprise subscription active inside VSTS (so she should have had both read and write access inside Test) and the other members…

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Troubleshooting connections from Eclipse + Team Explorer Everywhere to Visual Studio Team Services

Today’s post (his first!) comes from my Customer Service & Support colleague Manuel Galindo. Using Eclipse and Team Explorer Everywhere (TEE) to connect to Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) from Windows is a common scenario but sometimes the normal installation does not work as expected. Sometimes the authentication is made in different ways – ADFS, Certificate SSO,…

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Limit access to just Visual Studio Team Services using Azure Active Directory Premium

By leveraging Conditional Access Policies of Azure Active Directory (AAD) Premium it’s possible to add external users to your AAD and limit them to just Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). Before you begin, please be aware that VSTS access via Personal Access Tokens (PATs), Basic Auth, OAuth, or SSH are not subject to conditional access. We…

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How To Checkin Files To 2 TFVC Projects At The Same Time

3/21/2017 Jeff here from the VSTS support team. Someone asked how to map 2 VSTS TFVC Projects so we can checkin files to both projects at the same time. They wanted to see how TFVC/VSTS shows 2 projects for the same checkin notification(in particular, the teamProjectIds field). We can easily see that with a Web Hook Service…

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Set Service Hooks permissions on existing projects” is failing with “ExtensionNotFound”

I worked with a customer who complained that after an upgrade from TFS 2013 update 2 to TFS 2017 he sees the following errors in the job history: “Set Service Hooks permissions on existing projects” is failing with “ExtensionNotFound”. I came to know that the job was from the period where long running servicing was…

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GIT clone SSH CI build issue in TFS 2015.3

Issue: In TFS 2015.3, if you have setup a CI build defection for a GIT repository and if you clone the repository using SSH and then do a GIT push, the builds are not getting triggered. Error messages: There are no error messages generated. But, there is not CI build triggered as well. Diagnosis: Consider…

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