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Let us create multiple collections on Visual Studio Online

As an organization with 25+ developers and 15+ ongoing/supported projects for several customers, we need the ability to group our team projects into different project collections.

I am sure we are not the only ones.

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    Thomas KalveThomas Kalve shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • SBSB commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yep Multiple Collections would make life much better. One collection is too simple even for limited development in a multi application environment

      • KG2VKG2V commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'll add another +1. With multiple in house projects, AND multiple clients, each with many projects, the ability to group a client's projects is critical. May make us move to inhouse (we have the license)

      • StevenSteven commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Or include 100% project separation within one VS Online Project Collection, for example by making it possible to assign a VS Online to selected projects (so, a User can have either "full scope access" within the entire Project Collection, or a User can be assigned to specific projects, preventing looking up anything outside those projects).

      • Larry KloeppingLarry Kloepping commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +1 for grouping projects. I work in an enterprise with literally 100's of projects not being able to organize projects is a huge disappointment.

      • Bernhard BaumgartnerBernhard Baumgartner commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We really need the feature to organize our team projects in different collections on the same TFS server. We definitely won't use VS Online unless this feature is available. And I'm sure there are a lot of other developers that don't use VS Online due to the lack of this feature.

        @Martin: I don't want to connect to different TFS servers for each customer according to your example. I want to stay connected to the same TFS server just switching between collections instead!

      • JeffJeff commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Martin- you are not creating multiple collections given your statement; you are creating multiple VSO accounts, each with a DefaultCollection. There needs to be the ability to have collections in addition to the DefaultCollection under a single VSO account as you can do in an on premises TFS installation. Microsoft's cloud based development infrastructure including Azure is not yet sufficient for complex organizations is all.

      • Martin HinshelwoodMartin Hinshelwood commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I currently create multiple collections in VSO, one for each customer. Each collection gets a unique URL, so I create http://customer-nkd.visualstudio.com as part of my active directory infrastructure. This keeps the collection isolated from the other customers and gives me the option to 'hand over' the collection directly to the customer.

        What features are lacking in this process?

      • DavDav commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi, I will apreciate this feature to get ready on next VS Online version. This is very important.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Today, I come for look for this feature and it's not there. I'm stuck with the default collection. It's absurd.

      • Joe VellaJoe Vella commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is insane that at this point a feature so fundamental to organizing projects - internally or as a consultancy - has not been implemented by now.

      • arknuarknu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Why have collections when you can't create new ones? That makes no sense at all. Please add this immediately!

      • JohnJohn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Due to the lack of this feature we have toyed around with running multiple instances of VS0. Although this makes management a little more difficult, in the end it closely mirrors multiple collections.

        I would think that Microsoft would want to fix this considering that you get 5 free users for each VSO instance. That’s 5 licenses that I potentially would not need to purchase with multiple VSO’s compared to paying for them under a single instance.

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