5 reasons to upgrade to VSTS

There’s something special about how more and more gets moved up to the cloud.

Like when Dropbox was released and everyday file management has never worked the same way since. Nowadays anyone can maintain, update and save his or hers most important files in the cloud for quick and easy access from any unit, any time.

For exactly that reason, we at Solidify love Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). When Microsoft released the service in 2013 by the name Visual Studio Online, it marked a first step of moving Team Foundation Server (TFS) to the cloud and VSTS has now evolved into an amazing tool for software development. If you haven’t yet upgraded to VSTS, take a look at these 5 best reasons to do so as soon as possible.

1. You don’t have to manage your own servers

By using VSTS, you avoid the cost of using your own servers, as everything will run on Microsoft provided ones. You also dodge the work of administrating, updating and all other maintenance work you don’t want to spend time doing. With VSTS, updates are rolled out continuously and new functionality is automatically introduced without you needing to do anything manually.

2. Simpler administration

As VSTS is connected directly to the users MSDN, overview and administration becomes smooth and easily handled. You will also have more control over users and possible consultants licenes, along with the possibility to add external users in Azure AD for VSTS access.

3. Access from anywhere, anytime

No more complications regarding when and where your developers can work. With VSTS you always have access from anywhere, at any time.

4. Choose where to store your code

All data is stored in Microsoft’s cloud and you will be given control over where exactly to store this code. If you, for example, would like to store your source code within EU or anywhere similar, it won’t be a problem.

5. Thorough security protocols

Every connection to VSTS is encrypted via SSL. Multi factor authentication and IP-based access restrictions are also available for even further security.


These are just a few reasons to upgrade to VSTS and move your software development to the cloud. Solidify is one of few companies recommended by Microsoft for migration to VSTS and if you want to know more or get in contact, send us an e-mail at [email protected]

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