Add team members

Now you have a team project, you can use Visual Studio Online to share your work. You can all work on the same code, create backlog items and bugs, track the team status, and more.

  1. In Visual Studio Online, select your team project. To find your team project, use Browse.

    Team project link on the account home page
  2. Manage team members from the team project home page.

    Manage link in the members section of the team project page
  3. Add users to your team. Use their sign-in address or their display name. Add them one at a time or all at the same time.

    Your team must sign in with Microsoft accounts unless your Visual Studio Online account uses a directory to control access. If it does, users must be in the directory to sign in. How do I know if my account is connected to a directory? If you have directory administrator access, you can add users to the directory. If not, work with the directory administrator to add them. Find out more about controlling access with a directory.

    Manage members page, add dropdown, add user
    Add a user page

    Now these users are members of your team. Each team member gets an invitation email that links to your Visual Studio Online account. They can use this link to sign in and access the team project.

    Manage members page with new team members are added to your team

    First-time users who sign in to Visual Studio Online might be asked for extra details to personalize their experience.

    Profile page

Q & A

Q:Why can’t I add more team members to my Visual Studio Online account?

A:Each new member gets the next available license. After all 5 free licenses are assigned, you have to buy more licenses or add eligible MSDN subscribers. Find out more about assigning licenses when you add users.

Q:Why can't some users sign in?

A:This might happen because:

Q:How do I remove users from my Visual Studio Online account?

A:Follow these steps to delete users across all team projects in your account. You'll have to manually remove any Visual Studio Online licenses that you bought but don't need anymore. If you don't, you'll continue getting charged.

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