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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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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Error connecting VS\Office apps to AAD-backed VSTS: “An error occurred. Contact your administrator for more information” … “Relying party: Microsoft Office 365 Identity Platform”

If you’re seeing an error like this one above when connecting to Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) from Office apps, git clients, or Visual Studio (to name a few), first try to repro outside those apps. The following steps perform the same sort of connection, only directly to AAD: Install Azure PowerShell (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/powershell-install-configure) Open PowerShell Run…

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