Posted on 05 May 2017 by AlonAm
AnyStatus is a lightweight Visual Studio extension and Windows application that you can use to monitor the status of your builds, releases, servers, network and remote services on the back end of your development workflow.
To add a TFS build monitor to AnyStatus dashboard, open the “New Item” dialog using the toolbar or context menu and select Continuous Integration > TFS Build.
Enter the name of the monitor, the URL address of your TFS server or VSTS account.
For VSTS: https://your-account.visualstudio.com
For TFS: http://server:port/tfs
Enter the Collection, Team Project and Build Definition names. Optionally you can spceificy user name and password or leave them empty for windows authentication.
Once the monitor has been created, you can trigger a new build or open the build web page in your default browser.
Edit: A new VSTS plugin for monitoring builds and releases has been release in AnyStatus 1.4.66. The new plugin supports Personal Access Tokens.