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.

For example, 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 change team defaults, see Set team defaults.

View and open a project

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

Note

Choose Previous navigation when you see a top-level blue bar. Choose New navigation if you see a vertical sidebar or if you enabled the New Navigation preview feature. The vertical sidebar, along with other navigational features, is enabled when the New Navigation preview feature has been enabled for the signed-in user or the VSTS organization. To learn how to use the web portal effectively, see Navigation Basics.

For on-premises TFS users, choose Previous Navigation for guidance.

  1. Choose the VSTS icon to open Projects.

    web portal, VSTS icon

    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, VSTS icon

  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

New navigation isn't supported on TFS at this time. Choose Previous navigation for guidance.

View and open a repository

  1. Choose Code>Files.

    Open Code, new nav

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

    Select repository

New navigation isn't supported on TFS at this time. Choose Previous navigation for guidance.

Switch to a different team

You can't switch to a different team, you can only select team artifacts.

New navigation isn't supported on TFS at this time. Choose Previous navigation for guidance.