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Click on the gear icon in the top right corner of VSO

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Then click on Iterations

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You should now see your Iterations for this Team Project

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From here you can add New child iterations to an existing iteration

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Set Iteration dates

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Move sprints around with drag and drop

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and select which Iterations are currently visible for this team (not Team Project)

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You can see this updating if you look at the work tab. You can also add new Iterations in line with the currently selected one by clicking on New, fill in sprint details as before and click Save and close

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All the operations mentioned above are also available from a context menu by right clicking on any iteration or clicking the little arrow to the left of the Iteration

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And as you can see in the context menu you can set the team's backlog iteration, just right click on a iteration and choose Set as team's backlog iteration

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Notice how when you do this all iterations outside the tree of the backlog iteration are "unchecked" and not available for inclusion into the teams backlog iterations

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This will reflect in the work tab as well because only checked iterations are shown

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So for the developers we have connected Visual Studio to VSO but what about something for the QA guys. Well we all know that they spend a lot of time in Microsoft Test Manager so here's how you connect MTM to VSO. Open Microsoft Test Manager

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MTM will open asking you to choose a Team Project, your Team Project Collection and Team Project should be in the list, if it's not then click Add Server

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You will then be asked for the url, enter the full url that is shown on your account page and click Add

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The Team Project Collection list will now refresh, select your Team Project Collection and Team Project that you want to connect to and click Connect now

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Your MTM client is now connected to Visual Studio Online and you can now add/connect to Test Plans and then manage your testing "bits"

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Long Way

After you have a new Team Project in VSO you would eventually want to connect your Visual Studio to it. Open Visual Studio

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Open Team Explorer by click View and then Team Explorer

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When Team Explorer pops up click on the Connect to Team Projects button

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and then click on Select Team Projects

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Click on Servers

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Visual Studio conveniently loads a list of your servers connected to VSO for you if you signed in, if you don't see your newly created account in the list click Add

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Enter the full url to your account as it was on your account page and click OK

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You account will now exists in the servers list, click Close and then the Connect to Team Foundation Server window will auto load your Team Project Collection and it's Team Projects, tick the checkbox next to the Team Projects you want to be able to connect from in Visual Studio and click Connect

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Your Team Project is now connected to Visual Studio and you can now setup your builds, clone code repositories, etc

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Slightly more steps than before.

Short Way

Of course if you wanted to open the project the easy way you could simple navigate to the Team Project and click on Open in Visual Studio 

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this would then launch a new instance of Visual Studio and connects to your Team Project

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So leading off from the last post in the series where we just created a new VSO account we can click on our account in the list of accounts

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and then we are taken to the Create your first team project page, enter a Project name, choose a Process template and what Version control you'd like to use and click Create project

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Again it will go away and think for a bit, about 30 seconds late you will be redirected to you new Team Project

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That's it, simple enough right.

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To get this series started we will start with the most basic of activities which is creating a new Visual Studio Online account. Navigate to http://www.visualstudio.com/ in your favorite browser

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Click Sign Up on the tile on the right

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You will then be asked to sign in if you not already and then be redirected to the Create a Visual Studio Online Account page. Enter your account name, note you can click on Change options to select a different region to host your Team Project Collection in which currently supports South Central US and West Europe. Click Create Account when you done and ready to continue

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It will then think for a couple minutes

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and then redirect to your account page

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You are now done with creating a Visual Studio Online account