Work across projects

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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: Team projects and teams within the projects that you work in
  • 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

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

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

View and open work items

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Note

Team Rooms have been deprecated for VSTS and TFS 2018 and later versions as described in this blog post, Deprecation of the Team Rooms in VSTS and TFS. Several good solutions are available that integrate well with TFS that support notifications and chat, such as Microsoft Teams and Slack. As a result, the Team Room feature will be deprecated from both Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS).