Work effectively from your account hub

VSTS | TFS 2018 | TFS 2017.1

From your account, you gain access to a number of page views that are particularly helpful if you work in several team projects. These pages provide quick access and filter functions to support your work within a single team project or work you're doing across several projects.

For example, you can quickly access and navigate to work of interest from the following Account hubs:

  • Projects: Team projects and teams within the projects that you work in
  • My Favorites: Items—such as build definitions, repositories, shared queries, and more —that you've favorited
  • My work items: Work items assigned to you, that you're following, or that you've recently viewed or updated
  • My pull requests: Pull requests you've initiated or that are relevant to you across all team projects you work in
  • Projects: Team projects and teams within the projects that you work in
  • Favorites: Items—such as build definitions, repositories, shared queries, and more —that you've favorited
  • Work items: Work items assigned to you, that you're following, or that you've recently viewed or updated
  • Pull requests: Pull requests you've initiated or that are relevant to you across all team projects you work in
  • Projects: Team projects and teams within the projects that you work in
  • Favorites: Items—such as build definitions, repositories, shared queries, and more —that you've favorited
  • Work items: Work items assigned to you, that you're following, or that you've recently viewed or updated
  • Pull requests: Pull requests you've initiated or that are relevant to you across all team projects you work in
  • Rooms: Team rooms you use to collaborate with other team members.

Note

The features described in this article require TFS 2017.1 and later versions. To upgrade to TFS 2017.1, go to the Visual Studio downloads page.

To access these pages, sign in to your VSTS organization and choose the VSTS icon. The URL follows this pattern:

https://AccountName.visualstudio.com/_projects

You'll see something similar to the following welcome page.

Account home welcome page

Account home welcome page

Projects: Navigate to a team project

From the Projects page you can quickly navigate to a team project or a team that you've accessed or worked in previously. Projects 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.

![Account home welcome page]((_img/account-home-projects.png)

Account home welcome page

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

Account home, Projects page, hover over a team project

Filter projects and teams

If a project isn't listed, you can find it by searching for it using the Filter projects and teams search box. Simply type a keyword contained within the name of a team project or team. Here we type Fabrikam to find all projects and teams with Fabrikam in their title.

Account home, Projects page, filter on Fabrikam

Add a team project

If you're an account administrator or are a member of the Project Collection Administrators group, the New Project button is shown. Choose New Project to add a team project.

Account home, Projects page, New team project

Account home welcome page

Favorites: Open items you've marked as Favorites

Open the My favorites page to quickly access any object or item that you've marked as a favorite.

Open the Favorites page to quickly access any object or item that you've marked as a favorite.

Account home favorites page

Favorited objects can include the following:

  • Team projects
  • Repositories
  • Work item queries
  • Plans (requires installation of the Delivery Plans extension)
  • Build definitions
  • Test plans

Mark an object as a favorite

To mark any object as a favorite, choose the favorited icon next to the object.

Remove an item from your favorites list

To remove an item from your favorites list, choose the favorited icon.

Account home favorites page

Filter the list of favorites

To filter the list, type a keyword in the Filter favorites box. The list will filter based on keyword matches to the title or team project name associated with the favorited item.

Work: View and open work items

Open the My work items hub to access the set of work items assigned to you or followed by you. The lists available from each page span all team projects that you work in.

Open the Work items hub to access the set of work items assigned to you or followed by you. The lists available from each page span all team projects that you work in.

Note

You can also access the My work items hub from a mobile device.

View your assigned work items

The Assigned to me page lists all work items assigned to you in the order they were last updated. To open or update a work item, choose its title.

Account home, Work, Assigned to me page

Account home, Work, Assigned to me page

Work you're following

Choose Following to open the page that lists all the work items you've marked to follow.

Account home, Work, Following page

Account home, Work, Assigned to me page

To stop following an item and remove it from your list, choose the followed icon following icon.

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.

Pull requests: View and open pull requests

Open the Pull requests page to access any pull request that's relevant to you across all team projects you work in. Choose Active or Completed to pivot between the active or completed set of pull requests. To initiate a pull request, choose New pull request.

Account home, My Pull requests, Active

Account home, Pull requests, Active

From each page, you're one choice away from navigating to the branch or repository for a pull request. This mirrors capabilities on the project Code>Pull Requests page.

Filter the list of pull requests

Similar to the Favorites page, you can filter the list by typing a keyword in the Filter pull requests box.

Rooms: Navigate to a team room

To open a team room, choose Rooms. You'll see all the team rooms defined for the account. 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).