Set up Visual Studio with VSTS
If you've already gone through Visual Studio sign-in, or you're using Visual Studio 2017, then learn how to connect to VSTS from the Team Explorer window.
After you're connected, you can store or share code in free, unlimited, private, cloud-based Git repositories or Team Foundation Version Control. Organize and manage your work by using Agile tools for DevOps, continuous integration, and continuous delivery so your team can build often, test early, and ship faster.
VSTS is free for up to five users with access to Basic features and for unlimited Visual Studio subscribers and Stakeholders who can access limited features. Learn what else you get with VSTS. If you want, you can also use VSTS with any IDE or code editor, like:
How do I set up Visual Studio 2015 for VSTS during sign in?
If you have a Visual Studio subscription that includes the Visual Studio IDE, get the version that's available with your subscription.
Start Visual Studio, and then sign in to create your profile.
This profile saves your settings and roams with you when you sign in to Visual Studio on any computer. Why else should I sign in? If you're a Visual Studio subscriber, use the sign-in address for your subscription.
Enter your sign-in address, and then enter your password.
Add your Visual Studio profile details. You have to do this only once.
Give your VSTS organization a name, and confirm its location.
Create your first team project to store your code, work items, backlog, builds, tests, and other assets. Name your team project, select a process to organize your work, and choose the version control to manage your code.
If you're a new Visual Studio user, you can change your settings here, or change them later in Visual Studio options.
These changes are saved with your profile, and your settings roam with you wherever you sign in.
To view your new VSTS organization, sign in to