Extend and Integrate

Extend and integrate

Build on top of the Visual Studio Team Services open platform

  • REST APIs so you integrate from any platform or technology
  • Web UI extensibility for immersive and tailored experiences
  • Service hooks to enable robust and fast integrations between services
  • Common APIs and manifest between cloud and on-premises

Most features outlined on this page are also available on-premises through Team Foundation Server.


Lightweight and easy to work with

Extend the power of Visual Studio Team Services from your apps and services with industry-standard RESTful APIs. Integrate from virtually any device, platform, or technology stack, including Windows, Android, iOS, Node.js, and more.

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Create new experiences

Extensions enable individual developers, partners, and teams to create first-class, integrated experiences within Visual Studio Team Services. Users can discover and install extensions via the new Visual Studio Marketplace.

* This feature is currently only available in Team Services.

Modern extensions

Service Hooks

Instant notifications

Enable new integration scenarios between your application and Visual Studio Team Services by subscribing for events instead of constantly polling for them. Service hooks also provides rich event payloads so you can relate artifacts seamlessly.

Adaptable and open

Partner program

Amplify your business

The Visual Studio Partner Program enables you to maximize your commercial success by providing you with extensive technical resources, previews of upcoming technologies, and a broad marketing reach.

Continuous Deployment

Get your own playground and more

  • Install and test your own extensions
  • Unlimited team projects and private code repos
  • FREE work item tracking for all users
  • FREE 60 minutes/month of build
  • FREE 20K virtual user minutes/month of load testing

New and noteworthy

Visual Studio Team Services is always getting better. New updates are available every three weeks. See what’s new and what’s in store


What is Visual Studio Team Services

Cloud services for development teams to collaborate and manage software projects.

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