Integrate Office365 and Visual Studio Online
Please integrate Visual Studio Online and Office 365 better, considering that an organization that is interested in Visual Studio Online will be likely to be using Office 365.
Integration should include:
- Authentication - users should be able to use their Office365 accounts and not only LiveID.
- SharePoint site integration - from Visual Studio Online let me configure a site that I can host file sharing from, including the ability to use Office 365 as a SharePoint source. Administrative functionality should be included provided the user has the ability to administer Office365.
- SharePoint site integration, storyboarding - same as above, but specifically to better storyboarding integration. Currently users must manually "go somewhere else" to save their storyboard file, or add it under source control which is not ideal in either case. This should be seamless, especially considering the slightly non-technical nature of the audience for storyboarding.
Allow Team Foundation Service to be configured to link to a SharePoint portal. Either a On Premises deployment or a SharePoint Online / Office 365 deployment
When provisioning a Team Foundation Service account, automatically link it with a folder in the Skydrive of the owner of the TFS account.
As I create projects and teams, any user with access to that project should automatically get corresponding access to the skydrive folder for that project.
Then on the "Attached files" section I would have an option to "attach from skydrive". This will create a link in the attachment UI to the desired document.
Example: I create a Task in TFS. Link it to a one note page. This gives me real time collaboration on the notes for that task. Same applies for Word, Excel, PowerPoint documents.
Hosting SharePoint is a pain for a small company, so SharePoint Online is a good option.
We need the offline version of SharePoint for our TFS connection with it.
It would be great if either tfs.visualstudio.com or TFS 2012 can connect to SharePoint Online.
TFService is a wonderfull tool for small teams, but it would be even greater if it was possible to integrate with Sharepoint, which is impossible as of now (Spent about 5 hours to discover this, was too hopeful, I guess..)
As in TFS enable Sharepoint for TFS Preview as part of the setup template. With TFS preview the costs of hosting TFS will be much reduced. It would be good to see a link between TFS and Office 365 - Sharepoint online so that a richer document store can be used as in the on-premise server version of TFS.
I want to save my projects in Skydrive and load them from right there. The full project resides in cloud and accessible directly through Visual Studio. But we should also be able to open or edit files as plain text files directly within browser. Almost like office files. There should be some optional mercurial-like source code control with it. This is a appreciated but closed suggestion in Microsoft connect- http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/468278/loading-and-saving-projects-in-live-skydrive-account
I will be useful to integrate TFS with Office 365.
Vincent Biret commented
About the authentication thing, it's already been there for more than a year. Just log on the azure portal, add an existing azure active directory, add the one of your office 365 tenant (you have to be the admin of the tenant in order to do that). Once added to your azure subscription go to the settings of your vsonline tenant (still winthin azure portal), configure and select your AAD.
Once that is done you'll have to update rights and stuff, and if you still have live id users to give access to, you'll have to add them as external aad first.
We work with a university system which has hundreds of thousands of students on Office 365. For the subset of those students in Computer Science related majors, it would be fantastic if they could easily use VSO with their O365 account. Unfortunately the current reality is that they can't unless they create a Microsoft Account, which is huge pain in the neck for both them as well as the instructors (creates confusion). So they either just don't use it, opt for something entirely different, or in some instances they will create a Microsoft Account often using a non-Microsoft service such as GMAIL. From my perspective I believe Microsoft is losing out on a potential huge user base, and doing so at a critical time in students' lives when they choose technologies to bring into the workplace.
@Justin, things we would like would be feeding project data into SharePoint (e.g. work item status), being able to show burn down charts in SP, and interacting with customers in SP. We like that we can let our customers into O365 to collaborate with us but do not like the double entry we have to do when we want to let them know the status of PBI's and bugs.
Amanda Riesselman commented
Losing the SharePoint integration is a big one for me as a Program Manager. major loss of visibility into artifacts associated to the project. Also the loss of dashboards that need Excel Services, Report Services and Project would be nice. Not being able to export to excel from a backlog or query is a big loss too...When will this be integrated>
Matthew Morgan commented
Users in VSO (linked to Azure AD) should be recognized as O365. Currently, our resources in VSO are not automatically recognized in PWA even though they share the same email and have an E3 in O365. We could use clearer documentation on working through enterprise projects that rely on VSO for managing the Scrum development lifecycle. There is some guidance on connecting TFS (on-premise) to Project Server (on-premise), but very little on a VSO to PWA integration.
Adhish Gupta commented
Integration between VSO and Office 365 will certainly lead to a 365 degree view of all the artifacts and activities. Very much needed.
Does Project Online work with TFS Online currently?
Any progress in this? I thought this feature will be available by default!!???
Perry Simeroth commented
Anthony Pacheco commented
I need this. Yesterday, ha, ha.
Mauricio Aristizabal Erazo commented
It would be great if it could be integrated with "office 365."
Adrian Hope-Bailie commented
@Justin: This was something you were passionate about enabling 2 years ago. Where is it sitting at this point in terms of your planning?
Would really love this, especially if SharePoint was hosted in the cloud too, so that we could use Team Foundation Service with all the benefits of a Document Library as well.
Scott Ayton commented
This is a priority for us as we cannot look at moving our onsite TFS server to this hosted service until we can control user access through our Office365 Organisational Accounts.
A way of linking MSDN subscriptions to organisational accounts will also be required at some stage.
Brian Butcher commented
It might be good to separate the Authentication issue from the other suggestions in this post. I would give all of my votes to that item as a top priority.
This is critically important to an enterprise when an employee leaves. Failing to remove TFS access could be disastrous.
+1 on this. has this happened yet?
Ben Weeks commented
Agreed. A real shame at least organisational accounts can't be used yet.
If folks have SkyDrive account, it seems easy to use :) and I love "real-time" collaboration.
This is a great idea but does that mean our customers also require to have a skydrive account?