Post messages to a room in HipChat in response to events from Visual Studio Team Services. For example, when code is pushed, or a build occurs.
Get a HipChat authorization token
If you don't have a HipChat account, get one here.
In HipChat, get a room token.
Copy the token.
Post a message to a room
Open the admin page for the team project in Visual Studio Team Services.
On the Service Hooks tab, create a subscription.
Configure the Visual Studio Team Services event that you want to post a message in HipChat.
Tell HipChat what to do when the event occurs.
Test the service hook subscription and finish the wizard.
Now the messages are setup. Go to HipChat and see the messages appear.
Visual Studio Team Services doesn't charge for the framework for integrating with external services. Check out the specific service's site for pricing related to their services.
Q & A
Q: Can I programmatically create subscriptions?
A: Yes, see details here.
Q: Where can I get more information about HipChat?
A: At hipchat.com.