Azure Boards Teams

NOTE: We recommend using our new integrations with Microsoft Teams. These integrations allow users to subscribe to notifications and monitor their pipelines, repositories and work items from the Teams channels.Users can also take actions like Approve deployments or create new work items in Azure Boards from Teams. For more information, please see Azure Pipelines app for Teams,Azure Boards app for Teams and Azure Repos app for Teams.These integrations allow users to log in to Azure DevOps with different credentials than their Teams account and also support free version of Microsoft Teams.

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  4. Azure Boards Multiple Teams
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Azure Boards Integration With Teams

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

Azure Boards Teams

Before you get started, there are a couple important things you need to know.

Azure Boards app for Microsoft Teams Collaboration is one of the most critical tenets of modern day software development. Developers today rely on communication platforms like Microsoft Teams extensively to get work done. Often, Teams is the place where ideas are discussed, insights are generated and product defects are identified.

  1. Your VSTS account must be in the same organization (AAD tenant) as your Microsoft Teams account
  2. To configure a Connector event, you must have project or team administrator permissions.
  3. Currently, the Kanban board is the only tab integration available for VSTS.
  4. Messaging Extension is only available on VSTS

Azure Boards Teams

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.


Connector events

Stay informed of important activities in your VSTS and TFS projects.

Everyone on your team can stay up to date with alerts for:

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  • Work items
  • Pull requests
  • Code commits
  • Builds
  • Releases

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.

Kanban boards

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.


Sign up for Microsoft Teams and create a team and channel (or use an existing one)

Messaging extension

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.

Connector events

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.

Azure Boards Multiple Teams

For more details and for TFS configuration steps, see Microsoft Teams with Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS).