Video: Getting Started with Visual Studio Online

Visual Studio Online gives you the ability to create and manage your product backlog, prioritize your workload, create iterations or sprints, create tasks associated with your backlog, create test plans and test cases to test your product backlog items, of course use version control with the options to use either Team Foundation Version Control or Git, associate your version control changesets to your work items, manage any bugs generated by your code changes, create automated builds, including Continuous Integration and scheduled builds, and deploy your code.

So basically, you get all the functionality that you would get with an on-premises installation of TFS. The fact that Visual Studio Online runs on Azure, gives you access to additional functionality such as Cloud-based load testing that allows you to use the power of Azure to load test your application by scaling out the number of virtual users that are used during the tests. In addition to that, you are able to use the new Application Insights functionality to get access to telemetry and diagnostics information about your application. This information can be gathered about applications running on your own servers via an agent, or your application running on Azure. In this course we will use the full power of Visual Studio Online to create a product backlog, develop an Azure-based application, build, deploy, load test, and monitor our application.

The following video gives you an introduction to Visual Studio Online, including a view into the different parts that make up Visual Studio Online. The video is a preview of my Pluralsight course titled “Plan, Create, and Deploy to Azure With Visual Studio Online“, which you can find here:

About esteban

Esteban is the Founder and Chief Technologist at Nebbia Technology, an ALM consulting and Azure-powered technology company. He is a software developer with a passion for ALM, TFS, Azure, and software development best practices. Esteban is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP and ALM Ranger, Pluralsight author, and the president of ONETUG (Orlando .NET User Group).

2 thoughts on “Visual Studio Online at Tampa Bay Microsoft Platform Developers group

  1. Brad

    Thank you for this. Found it helpful this afternoon knowing how to specify the custom test adapter path.

  2. Karthik KK


    Great article, it really helped !!!

    I have a question though.

    I am trying to set up Visual studio test using Test Agent task in vNext build definition and I am trying to run Specflow test (which actually has selenium UI Test in it)

    I dont know how the Specrun will be picked up and where should I specify the custom test adaptor ?

    Help is really appreciated.

    Karthik KK

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