Deleting a Team Project on Visual Studio Team Services


In this bogpost I want to show you one possibility of deleting a Team Project on Visual Studio Team Services.

I just stumbled over the case that I wanted to delete an old project in my online TFS to keep it clean and up to date. As I noticed that it is not as easy as it sounds I thought about mentioning it here. So here is the walkthrough:

First log into your VSTS account by typing something like in the browser and entering your username and password.

http://[yourusername].visualstudio.com

Then navigate to your normal administration site on the upper right corner by selection the rack-wheel.

Deleting a Team Project on Visual Studio Team Services

Then normally you would go to the team administration page and try to delete it:

Deleting a Team Project on Visual Studio Team Services

Deleting a Team Project on Visual Studio Team Services

But as you see: Even if you are an adminsitrator of the project it is grayed out.

So here is the solution

If you navigate to your accounts administration page, do NOT go into a projects-administration site. Choose the collection-administrative site instead!

Deleting a Team Project on Visual Studio Team Services

There you can easily delete your project:

Deleting a Team Project on Visual Studio Team Services

I think it is not that easy to delete an existing team project. But to keep the VSTS clean and in good order this might be a useful hint to someone.

Hope it helps.

Regards.