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


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