Connecting Test Manager to VSTS

category: [ VSTS / TFS ] tags: [ Test Manager ] [ Visual Studio Team Services ] [ VSTS / TFS ] [ VSTS Series ]
created: 22 May 2015 @ 18:46 modified: 24 Apr 2017 @ 13:57

This post is part of an overall Series on Visual Studio Online.

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


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


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


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"



Gordon Beeming works at Nologo Studios in the sunny city of Durban, South Africa. He is the Lead for the Data and Services Team and has a strong focus on Developer Efficiencies and R&D. When he's not hacking away at a keyboard in Visual Studio he'll generally be relaxing with his family or hitting the black top getting in some mileage. He is a Visual Studio ALM Ranger and Visual Studio ALM MVP.

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