Join Kevin Ford for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding organizations, part of Visual Studio App Center for Developers.
- [Instructor] One of the primary ways of managing a Visual Studio App Center account is through the use of organizations. Organizations are teams of individuals who may work on a particular app within your account. To add a new organization, we can press the Add new organization button. We are now presented with a prompt to set the new organization name. We can pretty much call it what we want, but they need to be globally unique, so try to pick something that isn't likely to be in use.
I'm going to call mine KevinsVSACClass. If you are following along, you'll need to call yours something else. Once we do that, we can hit the Add new organization button. If we select new organization name already in use, we would have gotten an error message trying to add it. Once our organization has been added, we can see that there are three main areas we can work with, Apps, People, and Manage. Apps are a list of applications that are associated with this organization.
We're going to go over creating an app in the next video. People are a list of individuals who can work within the organization. And finally, Manage allows us to control what page services can be used by the app associated with this organization. Let's look at adding some people in our organization. We can see that we can add Collaborators and Teams. I usually set up teams of related people first, so I'm going to go in and select Teams, and then Add new team. And I'm going to add a QA team.
And I'll just press Create team. Each team has a collection of members and apps. To add a member to a team, we need to first invite them to the organization. To do this, we're going to first click on People under the organization, and then take a look at adding at a collaborator. I'm going to do that under Invite collaborators by email, and I'm going to do that with an existing Gmail account. So I'll type in the email right here and press Return.
Now we can see that the user is invited, but before we can do anything with the user, they need to accept the invitation, so I'm going to hop out and go into that email account and accept the invitation. I'll be right back. When a person has accepted our invitation, we can set their access level and add them to teams. To change their access level, we click on the person and then we can choose between Collaborator and Admin. Collaborators can work with apps they have been added to and create apps within the organization.
Admins have full rights to all apps and settings within the organization. We can select whatever access level we want. We can also add people to teams within an organization. To do that, click on Teams, and then the team name. Now we can go to the Add collaborators box and type in their name. So we'll select this vsacuser2 and click on them and now they have been added to the team.
- Adding applications to the VSAC
- Using custom build scripts
- Creating iOS and Android builds
- Creating UI tests
- Automating tests
- Distributing apps
- Examining crash logs and analytics
- Adding push notifications
- Using CodePush for deployments