Connect to Visual Studio Online
After you create a Visual Studio Online account, create your first team project to store your code. Then connect Visual Studio or another development tool to your team project. If you don't have a Visual Studio Online account, create it first.
Create your first team project
Name your project. Select a process template to manage your work, then choose your version control provider.
Connect to your team project with Visual Studio
If you haven't already, install Visual Studio 2013.
Open Visual Studio from your team project's page. Don't see this view?
Sign in to Visual Studio Online from Visual Studio. Why is my sign-in page different than when I sign in to Visual Studio?
In Visual Studio, map your workspace to your source for version control.
Confirm your workspace path, map your workspace, and get the source.
Now you can check in source, queue builds, and manage work.
Try this next
- Add team members to your team project.
- Share your code in TFVC or share your code in Git, depending on how you set up your team project. You can share projects from Eclipse and Xcode, too.
Q & A
Q:Why is my sign-in page different than when I sign in to Visual Studio?
A:Your sign-in page depends on whether you used a Microsoft account or work account with Visual Studio Online. So, sign in with the username and password that you used with Visual Studio Online.
Q:How do I connect Xcode or Eclipse to Visual Studio Online?
Q:Why are some features not available with my account?
A:These features require a license:
Q:Can I open Visual Studio from Visual Studio Online?
A:Yes, go to your team project's page (http://youraccount.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/yourteamproject). Open Visual Studio to connect to your team project.
Q:Why doesn't Visual Studio launch when I click "Open in 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 earlier 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 steps above. What do I do next?
A:You might already have a workspace on your computer. To see your workspace, open Source Control Explorer. Or change your workspace. Find out how to manage files under source control or manage workspaces.
Q:Can I create more than one team project?
A:Yes, this keeps work separate when you have development projects for different teams. To create a new team project, go to your Visual Studio Online account's Overview page.
Q:Can I delete a team project that I've created?
A:Yes, you can delete a team project that you don't use anymore.
Q:Can I edit the Welcome portal for my team project?
A:Yes, the Welcome portal is authored in a Markdown file. You can edit the Markdown file directly from your team project's Welcome portal page. For details on writing Markdown, look at John Gruber's Markdown site.