Switch project, repository, team

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Several features depend on the project, repository, or team that you have selected. For example, dashboards, backlogs, and board views will change depending on the project and team you select.

Also, when you add a work item, the system references the default area and iteration paths defined for the team context. Work items you add from the team dashboard (new work item widget) and queries page are assigned the team default iteration. Work items you add from a team backlog or board, are assigned the team default backlog iteration. To learn more, see About teams and Agile tools.

View and open a project

From the Projects page you can quickly navigate to a project that you have permissions to view.

  1. Choose the  Azure DevOps logo to open Projects.

    web portal, Azure DevOps logo

    The projects you most recently viewed are displayed, followed by a list of all projects in alphabetic order.

  2. Hover over the dots and you can open the service of interest for that project.

    web portal, Azure DevOps logo

  3. You can filter the project and team list using the Filter projects search box. Simply type a keyword contained within the name of a project or team. Here we type Fabrikam to find all projects or teams with Fabrikam in their name.

    Projects page, filter on Fabrikam

  4. Choose Create Project to add a project. You must be an account administrator or a member of the Project Collection Administrators group to add a project.

    Account home, Projects page, New project

From the Projects page you can quickly navigate to a project or a team that you've accessed or worked in previously. Projects and teams are listed in the order you've last accessed, with the most recent five projects accessed appearing first. All projects you've accessed are listed within the All section.

  1. Choose the  Azure DevOps logo to open Projects.

    web portal, Azure DevOps logo

    The projects you most recently viewed are displayed, followed by a list of all projects in alphabetic order.

    Projects page, vsts

  2. As you hover over a project or team, you can choose one of the links to go to Home or Dashboards, Code, Work, Build and Release, Test, or Wiki pages. Choose the favorites star icon to mark the project as a favorite.

    Account home, Projects page, hover over a project

  3. You can filter the project and team list using the Filter projects and teams search box. Simply type a keyword contained within the name of a project or team. Here we type Fabrikam to find all projects or teams with Fabrikam in their name.

    Projects page, filter on Fabrikam

  4. Choose New Project to add a project. You must be an account administrator or a member of the Project Collection Administrators group to add a project.

    Account home, Projects page, New project

View and open a repository

  1. Choose Repos>Files.

    Open Code, new nav

  2. Select the repository of interest from the repository selector.

    Select repository

  1. Choose Code.

    Open Code, previous nav

  2. Select the repository from the selector.

    Select repository

Switch to a different team

From a user page, one under—Boards, Repos, Pipelines, or Test Plans—you can't switch to a different team, you can only select team artifacts.

From a Project Settings>Work>Team configuration page, you select a team from the team selector breadcrumb.

Select team from the breadcrumb

You can switch your team focus to one that you've recently viewed from the project/team selector. If you don't see the team or project you want, choose Browse… or choose the  Azure DevOps logo to access the Projects page.

Choose another team from the project menu

TFS 2017.1

To switch your team focus to a project or team you've recently viewed, hover over the  Azure DevOps logo and choose from the drop-down menu of options. If you don't see the team or project you want, choose Browse… to browse all projects and teams.

Choose another team from the project menu

TFS 2017

Open the project/team drop-down menu and select the project/team that you've recently visited. If you don't see the team or project you want, choose Browse all to browse all projects and teams.

Choose another team from the project menu