Connect to Visual Studio Online
Share and build your code with Visual Studio Online. Improve collaboration with both your customers and team members.
Create a Visual Studio Online account and team project
If your team doesn't have a Visual Studio Online account, create one. If you're not already signed in with your Microsoft account, you'll do that here.
Now enter the name you want to use for your Visual Studio Online account. If you are a new user, you need to enter some extra details about yourself.
Create your team project by giving it a name, choosing the version control provider (Team Foundation Version Control or Git), and selecting a process template.
Connect Visual Studio to your team project
If you haven't already, install Visual Studio 2013.
Open Visual Studio from your account home page. Don't see this view?
In the team explorer, configure your workspace mapping for version control.
Verify your workspace path, then map the workspace and get the source.
Now you're ready to check in source, queue builds, and manage work.
Q:How many Visual Studio Online accounts can I create?
A:You can only create one Visual Studio Online account for each Microsoft account. But there is no limit for how many Visual Studio accounts you can be a member of.
Q:How do I find out if I own any Visual Studio Online accounts or which ones I am a member of?
A: Sign in to Visual Studio Online and you will see the details there.
Q:Why are some features not available with my account?
A:These features require a license.
- Collaborate in a team room
- Request user feedback
- Portfolio backlogs
- Creating charts for work items
- Web test case management
Q:Can I open Visual Studio from Visual Studio Online?
A:Yes. From your team project page - https://[account].visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/[team project] - open Visual Studio to connect to your team project.
Q:Why doesn't Visual Studio launch when I click "Open new instance of Visual Studio" on my team project page?
A:This link requires Visual Studio 2013 or later. It doesn't launch earlier versions of Visual Studio.
Q:Can I use previous versions of Visual Studio to connect to Visual Studio Online?
A:Yes. You can use Visual Studio 2012. You can also use Visual Studio 2010, but you'll need to install Service Pack 1 and KB2662296 first. Or, you can use Visual Studio 2008 SP1, with this GDR update. Launch Visual Studio, then connect to Visual Studio Online using your account URL and select your team project.
Q:I don't see the configure workspace link shown in the above steps. What do I do next?
Q:Can I create additional team projects?
A:Yes. To support development projects that different teams work on which you want to keep separate, you can add a team project. Use the New link on the service Overview page.
Q:Can I delete a team project that I've created?
A:Yes. You can delete a team project that you no longer use.