Visual Studio Team Services Feature Comparison

Free users Team Services users
(access level: Stakeholder) (access level: Basic)
Work Item Tracking
Create and edit work items, including bugs, requirements, and tasks checkmark - feature available checkmark - feature available
Search and query work items checkmark - feature available checkmark - feature available
View backlogs and boards checkmark - feature available checkmark - feature available
Set alerts and get notified about changed work items checkmark - feature available checkmark - feature available
Provide feedback checkmark - feature available checkmark - feature available
Request feedback checkmark - feature available
Agile tools (Kanban boards, backlogs, sprint planning, portfolio management) checkmark - feature available
Create new work item tags checkmark - feature available
Delivery Plans checkmark - feature available
Code
Unlimited private Git repositories checkmark - feature available
Connect to your code using Xcode, Eclipse, IntelliJ, Android Studio, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, and more checkmark - feature available
Centralized version control with TFVC, including Code Review checkmark - feature available
Powerful semantic code search checkmark - feature available
Build and release
Continuous integration checkmark - feature available
Continuous deployment with Release Management checkmark - feature available
Approve releases checkmark - feature available checkmark - feature available
Package Management (5 users free)
Test
Exploratory testing checkmark - feature available
Test Manager (purchased separately)
Web-based test execution from the Test Hub checkmark - feature available
Add and run tests from the Kanban board checkmark - feature available
Other features
View charts, widgets, and dashboards checkmark - feature available checkmark - feature available
Create charts, configure widgets, and set up dashboards checkmark - feature available

Visual Studio subscribers

Add active Visual Studio subscribers for free to your Team Services account. We’ll automatically recognize them when they sign in. They won’t count against your 5 free users or as paid users.

Visual Studio subscribers can access Basic features. Some subscriptions like Visual Studio Enterprise also include features available through extensions, like Test Manager and Package Management.

If you need to access multiple Team Services accounts, for example when working on projects for different customers, then buying a Visual Studio subscription can be an attractive alternative to paying for those users separately in each Team Services account.

Users