How To Create A Team In Visual Studio Team Services And Add Members

In this Article, we will learn how to Create a Team and Add a member in VSTS also make an Admin to Particular Team.

In my previous article, we learned how to set-up a VSTS Account and how to create the group in VSTS. In this article, we will learn how to add a user to a particular group.

For that, please log into VSTS and navigate to a project. Here, I have selected 'MSTeamProject'. 

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Once you are in, select the Settings gear icon and navigate to 'Overview'.

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You can see and manage the Teams here. For adding a new team, just click on 'New Team'.

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In the pop up, enter the Team name that you want to create, for example, if we are working on a project where we have a web application development team and a mobile application team, we can create two different teams with the same respective names so that we can manage work, code, and test easily. Also, if we are following the agile methodology, we can manage the teams that way.

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From the Permissions drop-down, we can give permission to the team for the particular security group. In my next article, I will explain VSTS Security Groups in detail.

By default, team area checkbox is checked, that will create an area for the team.

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Once you are done, click the 'Create Team' button.

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As per rights are given, you can also manage your team as the project's default team.

Now, let's add a member to the team. For that, select the team and navigate to the members tab. Then, click 'Add Member', as shown in the screen.

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From the pop-up, you can add users by just typing the name. Also, you can add the User Group so that if you have a UI Team Group or QA Team Group, you can select that as well.

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Once you select the user or Group of Users, just click on 'Save Changes'. You can see the newly added Member/ User group shown as per the below screen.

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Also, if you want to give admin permission to a particular user, you can also manage that from here. In the left side panel, there is an administration section; click on the 'Add' link to open the dialog for adding user identities.

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Enter the user's name you want to add to the team administrator role and save changes.

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I hope you like the article. Give your feedback, comments or suggestions in the comment box. I will explain VSTS Security Groups in my next article in detail.