Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Stakeholder licenses for Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Online

Since Stakeholder licenses are FREE for Team Foundation Server/Visual Studio Online users, naturally, many companies/organizations want to understand what features/functionality is provided with this FREE license.

You can find a basic overview of operations the Stakeholder license is allowed to do here: https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/2014-aug-27-vso.aspx

For more detailed information on the exact features and functionality provided to the Stakeholder license, you can check out this handy article provided by Microsoft: https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/docs/work/connect/work-as-a-stakeholder

Once you read the above article, you will notice that Stakeholder licenses are basically restricted to managing Work Items on a very basic level.  Working in Team Rooms or even doing simple operations such as dragging and dropping Work Items from 1 state to another on the Kanban board are restricted!

Of course, tools such as Trello (https://trello.com/) and KanbanFlow (https://kanbanflow.com/) do not restrict their users from such operations, so it does make much sense why Microsoft would restrict this capability in Visual Studio Online/Visual Studio Team Services.

If you want Microsoft to include drag and drop on the Kanban Board for users with a Stakeholder license, you can vote for this UserVoice item here: https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/330519-team-services/suggestions/12797556-allow-stakeholders-to-drag-and-drop-work-items

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