Wow!! This the word I exclaimed when I first saw Visual Studio Online. This is combination of collaboration, planning, version control tools and over cloud. Exciting??!! Actually this is not something new, Microsoft has renamed their existing Team Foundation Service as Visual Studio One.
As soon as I installed Visual Studio 2013, it asked me to create http://___.visualstudio.com profile. That’s it!!! I am now ready with all above said combination of tools to start.
You can choose among TFS and Git as your version control system and this gets integrated with your Visual Studio IDE. So as you create the project, you can start collaborating with your team members. Also there are various out of box agile/scrum templates to manage your epic, stories and iterations. In addition to these, VSO (Visual Studio Online) has quality related tools integrated. You can do code reviews, build, test plans, test case execution etc.
Advanced VSO even provide lighter version of Visual Studio to edit code, automated builds, load tests, etc. With Visual Studio Online, Microsoft is offering broad range of tools and services that support the different kinds of development code named “Monaco” specifically designed for building and maintaining Windows Azure Websites.