Visual Studio Team Services Overview Resources and Tips




I wrote a blog back in Sept about using Visual Studio and Continuous Integration this blog has actually become the basis for many discussion over the past week.  This week I have been speaking to lots of academic’s and students about projects.

I have many discussions around application lifecycles and project implementation and project/dev costs, resources and tools. 

A number of UK universities are now utilising VSTS to manage University Students projects and teaching the concepts of DevOps and features such as continuous integration. 

One of things I love about VSTS is it simply allows you to use the language and tools you want to to build your app for your platforms .

Language Choices


Build your app for all platforms


Develop and Define Process

Run scripts & commands

Use build steps

  • Build VS, Xamarin, Java, XCode...
  • Utility Script, copy, publish, delete...
  • Test VS, unit, load, cloud, Xamarin...
  • Package NuGet, npm, Xamarin, CocoaPods
  • Deploy Azure PS, cloud service, web app, file copy...


Learning more about DevOps with VSTS

This short video which is published on Microsoft Channel9 is a great into to DevOps using VSTS

The next series in the videos is available at


Useful Links

Signing up for a VSTS account  ​

Managing users with Active Directory:​

Moving from one Azure Active Directory to another:​

Renaming VSTS Accounts

Changing Team Services Account Owner

Deleting or Recovering a Team Service Account

VSTS Visual Studio MarketPlace Extensions

Test Manager Extensions

Migrating or Integration from SVN, GIT, CVS to VSTS

Migrating from TFS 2010 to VSTS

Comments (1)

  1. Rich Bryant says:

    Everything I need indeed. Except how to get the full benefit of TFS/VSTS ALM, including linked and tracked workitems while – due to a dumb company policy – using GitHub as the central code repository.


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