Changing your Visual Studio Online account name or owner RRS feed

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  • To change the Microsoft account listed as owner of your Visual Studio Online (VSO) account, or to rename your vanity URL, please follow these steps:

    Change VSO account name (e.g.

    1. Log in using the Microsoft account which owns your VSO account (only the owner can do this), connect to the settings section of your Control Panel: https://<YOUR ACCOUNT>
    2. In the Advanced administration tasks section, click CHANGE next to your current account URL.


    3. Carefully review the information in the window which opens, and in the linked KB article ( When ready, enter your new Account URL and then click “Save Changes”. It will take around 30 sec for the account rename to complete.


    Change Team Foundation Service collection owner

    Some items of note before you start:

    • The *new* owner must be a Microsoft account (visit to create a new Microsoft account).
    • If the new owner's Microsoft account is less than 24 hours old you should wait a day for the information to propagate through our systems before attempting an ownership change.
    • Only the current owner can change the owner, so when you follow the process below be sure you are logged in as the current VSO account owner. You can see who owns your VSO account by checking https://<YourCollection>

    To change Team Foundation Service account owner:

    1. Log into your VSO account control panel as the current owner (https://<YourCollection>
    2. Add the new owner’s Microsoft account to the Project Collection Admins group (via the “Manage collection security and group membership” link).
    3. Return to top-level of Control Panel and then click the SETTINGS tab (pictured below), where you will see an Account Owner drop-down. Change the owner in this drop-down and click save.

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:33 PM

All replies

  • My url for my Visual Studio Online account is and the name shown in the Control Panel tab is "LAGASOL" (all capitals) but I would like this changed to "Lagasol" and can't figure out how.

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 5:10 AM
  • I am finally able to upload a screen capture. On the next screen capture you can see that my account is named LAGASOL instead of Lagasol and I wanted to know how this could be changed?

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 6:14 AM
  • Hi,

    I started a account for VSO some months ago and I already have some gigs in information in VSO for my team (30 people). I started a new EA Azure Account and I´m trying to migrate the VSO to this new account. I have two e-mails, each e-mail for each account.

    I can´t migrate the account in Azure Portal. I already put the new e-mail and user of EA account has owner of VSO but I can´t migrate yet.


    How I can perform this migration?

    Best regards,

    Thursday, September 25, 2014 4:56 PM