How to… Create a fully-populated VSTS demo project

If, like me, you often need to demo VSTS or CI/CD to Azure at short notice, I find the biggest challenge is the setup required to demo the Agile Planning capabilities effectively. This is because of the amount of data that you need to create to make the tool sing: Sprints, Epics, Stories, Tasks, Dashboards etc. with reasonable data, relationships and a meaningful timescale.

If only there were a tool that could automate all this for you…

Well… Now there is.

Check out the awesome Visual Studio Team Services Demo Generator at

Visual Studio Team Services Demo Generator helps you create projects on your Visual Studio Team Services account with preset sample content which includes source code, work items, iterations, service endpoints, build and release definitions based on a template you choose.

Credit to for developing the tool.

About John Duckmanton 15 Articles
At work, I am a Cloud Solution Architect in the UK. AT home I am a self-certified code geek, gather, biker, and avid Sheffield Steelers Ice Hockey Fan.

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