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VSTS CLI is Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) new command line experience for managing VSTS resources. You can install it on macOS, Linux, and Windows and run it from the command line.

VSTS CLI is optimized for managing and administering VSTS resources from the command line, and for building automation scripts that work against your VSTS or Team Foundation Server account. This article helps get you started using it, and teaches you the core concepts behind it.

VSTS CLI is supported on Team Foundation Server 2017 update 2 and later.

To install VSTS CLI, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install vsts-cli --version 0.1.0-b1 --pre

To upgrade VSTS CLI, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade vsts-cli --version 0.1.0-b1 --pre


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $toolsDir     = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
      softwareName  = 'Microsoft VSTS CLI*'
      fileType      = 'msi'
      silentArgs    = "/qn /norestart"
      validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)
      url           = ""
      checksum      = '3A02FCDDF358E19757FB02FE211D00A5F60C771638A288EB2E8ADF1D432E52B7'
      checksumType  = 'sha256'
      destination   = $toolsDir
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs 

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Software Author(s)

  • Microsoft Corporation


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Release Notes

This is the preview release of VSTS CLI. Preview applies to these command modules:

Build (commands to work with and manage Visual Studio Team Services builds.)
Code (commands to work with and manage Visual Studio Team Services code repositories.)
Project (commands to work with and manage Visual Studio Team Services team projects.)
Work (commands to work with and manage Visual Studio Team Services work items.)

These command modules can be used in production and are supported by standard Microsoft SLA. You can ask questions and report issues on the VSTS developer community website using the vsts-cli tag. You can provide feedback from the command line with the vsts feedback command.

The commands in these modules are stable and the syntax is not expected to change in upcoming releases of this version of VSTS CLI.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
VSTS CLI 0.1.4 432 Thursday, November 29, 2018 approved
VSTS CLI 42 Thursday, November 29, 2018 approved
VSTS CLI 0.1.3 247 Thursday, September 20, 2018 approved
VSTS CLI 0.1.1 168 Monday, June 25, 2018 approved
VSTS CLI 0.1.0-b1 164 Friday, February 2, 2018 exempted

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