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.
I believe it will be fantastic if add OneNote supports in Visual Studio online and Team foundation server to share ideas and spec in team as well as Markdown.
We're going to move sharepoint on the cloud.
However with our level of customization such as process, builds, etc... and for security reason we can't move TFS on the cloud.
Therefore, I would be great if MS provide the capability to integrate TFS self-hosting with sharepoint 365.
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.
Ok, so If I add my office 365 account in VSO it will generate an email that says "Join now". When I click that button in my email I get routed to the VSO online page except this login page doesn't show the "Sign in with your work and school account" option on the left side. Instead I goto VisualStudio.com and that option/link is there on that sign in page. Strange....
yeah, I was expecting this functionality out of the box. I have a @outlook.com account and I added my @...onmicrosoft.com account and it says it's not recognized.
Couldn't agree more....
Agree to: Integrate Planner Office 365 with TFS or Visual Studio Online !
Integrate Planner Office 365 with TFS or Visual Studio Online ! \o/
David Allen commented
For us, this is about needing a better way to manage requirements. Our company also sees Jira/Confluence as a stronger product around the management of requirements. Like others have said, the rich text fields of a work item are not enough. Attachments are a poor way to store documents that may evolve over time. SharePoint or Office 365 would be good options if more seamless integration existed. We want documents that are linked durably to work items. Moving or renaming a document should not break its link. Use IDs of some sort.
Stacy O'Dell commented
@Steven yes -- exactly. I need a compelling argument to quiet the Jira/Confluence advocates here at my company. Even just the ability to use SharePoint as a project wiki would be a step up.
Ewout de Boer commented
It would be nice if you could add a visual studio online 'account' from the Office 365 management portal. Many companies do already have office 365, then it easier to create it from there. Like you are able to open up your Azure Active directory from the Office 365 management portal.
Then both accounts should be linked also on billing level: When you have more than 5 developers or using additional build minutes in visual studio online it could be added to the same bill as you will receive from Office 365.
So I prefer a combined experience from Azure, Office 365 and Visua studio online
Dear God YES.
If you need a reference look at what Atlassian cloud is doing with Jira and Confluence
A frequent problem I encounter with my customers with big projects is that requirements based on WorkItems are not rich enough. It is very awkward and a major break in the overall ALM experience now to reference architecture diagrams in Visio, sample data in Excel, chapters in Word documents etc.. SharePoint is IMO a sub-par tool to provide this integration. You have Office365 now. There are team-enabled versions of all the tools mentioned above. Wh don't we get to use them seamlessly with TFS?
Ali Robertson commented
"- Authentication - users should be able to use their Office365 accounts and not only LiveID."
This is absolutely doable at the moment, on the sign in page, on the left hand side, click "Sign in with your work and school account" and sign in to 365. You will then be prompted to create a VSO account, which will be linked to 365 accounts.
The rest is very valid. I would actually like to see VSTS integrated with the o365 Groups and Delve features, rather than with SharePoint.
Tin Nguyen commented
Right. I wish that there are integration between VSTS and office 365 too.
- Same team share between them
- I can use office 365 to discuss about requirement/issue. and when it's finalized I can create work items on VSTS which link to that requirement/issue.
Doug Elwell commented
Would like to integrate MS Project with Visual Studio Team Services. SharePoint integration would also be desirable.
I am looking for a solution to display SCRUM reports from VSO to my sharepoint online site. The problem is authentication through REST. Please provide some suggestions how we can achieve this.
I integrated Office 365 and Visual Studio Team Services last week. Took me a few hours to figure out but it is very simple. I made sure that I had global administrator rights on Office 365. I then logged in to Azure with the same Microsoft account and created Azure Active Directory as an existing Active Directory (from Office 365). I made this the default AD for Azure. Then I connected this Azure account with Visual Studio Team Services. I logged into VSTS and changed my VSTS account owner to be the same Microsoft Account that is used to set up Azure and the global administrator in Office 365. Now I can add my Office 365 users to VSTS. So basically Office 365 Users -> Default Azure AD -> VSTS.
It would be great to have a shared OneNote with each team project. OneNote is very handy for capturing notes or other IP that is more free format or loosely structured. I also agree that SharePoint or OneDrive integration would be very handy as well.
As a bonus, have the ability to link a SharePoint item to a work item or a OneNote.
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.