TFVC with Azure DevOps

I used Git for version control and Jira for ticketing in my previous organization. Now, I am getting used to TFS and DevOps. Luckily, you can start using these at home without installing anything, assuming you have Visual Studio and an account at

Log in to and navigate to the My Benefits section. Using works for now. You’ll be presented with various account benefits in the form of tools or resources. Click on Azure DevOps to get started.


Be careful to use the free tier or you can wind up incurring charges from Azure.

When creating a project, you have the choice between Git and Team Foundation Server Control.




Now you’ll be able to connect to this project from Visual Studio under Team Explorer > Manage Connections > Connect to a Project













Find the project in the Source Control Explorer under the Team Explorer tab. Click the title in the Team Explorer window to toggle between Home, My Work, Pending Changes and Source Control Explorer.

To add an application to your DevOps project, right-click it and select Add New Items to Folder. Navigate to the folder and select finish. Then you should be able to open the solution file from solution control where you have a playground to start branching, merging, shelving and checking in changes.