Collaborate, communicate and celebrate
Microsoft Teams is your chat-centered workspace in Office 365. Software development teams get instant access to everything they need in a dedicated hub for teamwork, that brings your teams, conversations, content and tools from across Office 365 and Visual Studio Team Services or Team Foundation Server together into one place.
Before you get started
Before you get started, there are a couple important things you need to know.
Messaging Extension (VSTS only)
You can search, find, and discuss specific work items with your colleagues from within Microsoft Teams. The messaging extension will work for both team and individual chat discussions.
Stay informed of important activities in your VSTS and TFS projects.
Everyone on your team can stay up to date with alerts for:
Notifications that appear in your Microsoft Teams channel give team members basic details about the event, for example code that was just pushed, the work item that was just assigned, who initiated a pull request, and more. With one click, users can launch into VSTS or TFS to get more details or they can get involved directly in the Microsoft Teams channel.
Developers and product managers can track and create new work items by bringing their VSTS Kanban boards right into Microsoft Teams. All your favorite Kanban board features - live refresh, card styling, tag coloring, extensions, and more - are available without leaving your team's channel.
Keep track of your project by adding your favorite VSTS dashboard directly into Microsoft Teams.
Getting started is easy
Sign up for Microsoft Teams and create a team and channel (or use an existing one)
To install the messaging extension, go to a channel and click the ellipsis or "..." under the conversation box. Click the "Go to store" and search for VSTS. Click the VSTS extension and install. Once the extension is installed, you need to configure it to point to the right account.
To bring events from Visual Studio Team Services into Microsoft Teams, click the ellipsis or '...' on the top nav of your team channel. Select Connectors and then scroll through the list to find the VSTS icon and follow the steps to connect to your VSTS account.
Kanban board & Dashboard tab
To bring your Kanban board or Dashboard into Microsoft Teams, click the '+' ('add new tab') button on the top nav of your team channel. Find the VSTS icon and follow the steps to connect to your VSTS account.
For more details and for TFS configuration steps, see Microsoft Teams with Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS).