Work across projects

Azure DevOps Services | Azure DevOps Server 2019 | TFS 2018 | TFS 2017

When you work on several projects, you can use select pages to support your cross-project work. These pages provide quick access and filter functions to support your work within a single project or work you're doing across several projects.

For example, you can quickly access and navigate to the following artifacts defined across projects.

  • Projects: Projects defined for an organization in Azure DevOps
  • Work items: Work items assigned to you
  • Pull requests: Pull requests you've initiated or that are relevant to you across all team projects you work in
  • Favorites: Artifacts—such as projects, teams, repositories, shared queries, and more —that you've favorited

Choose the Previous navigation tab for guidance. New navigation isn't supported for TFS 2018 and earlier versions.

To switch to another project, see Switch project, repository, or team.

View and open work items

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Your web portal uses either the New navigation or Previous navigation user interface. Choose the New navigation tab if the New Navigation feature is enabled. You'll see a vertical sidebar along with other navigational features when New Navigation has been enabled for the signed-in user or the organization. Choose Previous navigation when you see a top-level, blue-bar—indicating that New navigation isn't enabled.

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Choose the New navigation tab for guidance. Azure DevOps Server 2019 supports the New Navigation user interface.

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Choose the Previous navigation tab for guidance. TFS 2018 and earlier versions only support the previous navigation user interface.

To view work items assigned to you across projects, choose the  inbox icon, and then choosing Work Items.

View work assigned to you across projects

To view work items assigned to you for a specific project, open Work>Work Items>Assigned to Me.

Choose the Previous navigation tab for guidance. New navigation isn't supported for TFS 2018 and earlier versions.

Work you're following

Choose Following to open the page that lists all the work items you've marked to follow. To stop following an item and remove it from your list, choose the followed icon following icon.

Account home, Work, Following page

Account home, Work, Assigned to me page

My activity

Choose My activity to open the page that lists all work items that you have recently viewed or updated.

Account home, Work items, My Activity page

Filter the list of work items

Similar to the Favorites page, you can filter the work pages by typing a keyword in the Filter your work items... box. The list will filter based on keyword matches to the work item ID, title, state, or team project name.


View and open pull requests

To view pull requests you created or that are assigned to you across projects, choose the  inbox icon, and then choosing Pull requests.

View pull requests assigned to you across projects

Choose the Previous navigation tab for guidance. New navigation isn't supported for TFS 2018 and earlier versions.

View and open favorites

You can view favorites you've set across projects. To learn more about working with favorites, see Set personal or team favorites.

Choose the  inbox icon, and then choosing Favorites.

View your favorited items

Choose the Previous navigation tab for guidance. New navigation isn't supported for TFS 2018 and earlier versions.

Open a team room

To open a team room, choose Projects>Rooms. You'll see all the team rooms defined for collection of projects. Choose the name of a team room which you have access. You only have access to those team rooms of which you are a team member.

Account home, Rooms, selected team room

To learn more about team rooms, see Collaborate in a team room.

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Team Rooms are no longer supported for TFS 2018 and later versions as described in Deprecation of Team Rooms blog post. Several good solutions are available that integrate well with TFS that support notifications and chat, such as Microsoft Teams and Slack.