In case you missed it, do more with VSO Basic!

You can read the full announcement here, but here are some core changes made to VSO Basic plans (don’t worry, it’s all good!) Any user with a VSO Basic license can now take advantage of these features (in addition to everything you could do before): Web-based test execution Agile portfolio management Work item chart authoring…

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New Updates Rolling out to Visual Studio Online (VSO)

I’ll let you read about these updates in more detail on the Visual Studio News Page, but there are a couple killer new capabilities rolling out to VSO: Code Editing in the Browser You will now have the ability to manipulate files in version control directly from the browser! When looking at a source file,…

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QuickHit Video – Getting Started with Visual Studio Online

I just posted a new video in the series (is it a series yet if there are only two?): QuickHit Video -  Getting Started with Visual Studio Online It’s actually a re-post of a FlashCast video I did earlier in the summer, with a few annotations to catch you up on updates as well. Getting…

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Send Email to a Team Room with VSO Service Hooks and Zapier

If you haven’t read up on some of the great work the VSO team is doing around Service Hooks, you should do so now.  It’s a great, easily-consumable, extensible way to integrate VSO with other tools you may use.  Service Hooks can also make VSO even easier to leverage in your organization. In this post,…

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VSO is Happy to See You! Project Welcome Pages

The August 18th news article on the Visual Studio site announced a fun new addition to VSO: Project Welcome pages. Think of Welcome pages as documentation, a greeting, or basic contextual information for the Team Project.  You can use a Welcome pages for things like: Describing the purpose/business value of the project. Basic tips and…

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Microsoft Test Case Management – Handling Test Steps with Multiple Expected Results

I’ve been asked by a few customers about this topic in the past week, so I thought I’d generalize my response into this post.  I hope others will find this helpful as well! Sometimes when building a test case in Microsoft Test Manager or Web Access, you will have a test step with more than…

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Microsoft Test Manager – Working Across Projects: Adding an Existing Test Case vs.Cloning/Copying

You’ve probably noticed that for the most part, managing multiple test plans and test cases are more convenient when they’re part of the same Team Project in TFS/VSO.  For one thing, area paths and iteration paths just work much more cleanly. If you’re working across multiple Team Projects, though, the story changes slightly.  Things can…

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Visual Studio Online: Migrating from TFS on-premise

We’ve been providing means to migrate your data from VSO to an in-premise TFS, but not the other way around.  Until now! We just announced a new integration service from OpsHub that allows you to migrate your data from your on-premise Team Foundation Server implementation to Visual Studio online.  Full details can be found here,…

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Visual Studio Online (VSO): Owning Multiple VSO Accounts

NOTE: This is not official guidance, nor may it be even officially a supported “feature” in the near future (my guess is that it’s not a directly intended capability.  It’s simply a short-term workaround that assisted a few of my customers that I thought I’d share. Update: You can now create multiple VSO instances under…

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Visual Studio Online (VS) – Transitioning from Early Adopter Plans

Now that TFS Preview Visual Studio Online is transitioning to monetized plans, I’ve received quite a few inquiries from my customer asking what to do. These are customers who are considered “early adopters” – those who signed up for an account prior to December 13th, 2013. This gives these users access to the full set…

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