This is next in a series of licensing and feature changes
that I laid out in December. With this, I think all of the cloud changes (and more) that I described have been made. Some of the on-prem changes will be available as we release more on-prem updates.
User acceptance testing
As of this week, you will no longer need a VS Online Advanced license to do user acceptance testing with Visual Studio Online. You will still need one to create and manage test plans but if you just need to execute tests, report results, file bugs, etc, then you only
need a VS Online Basic license.
This week, we have also moved hierarchical backlog management and work item charting from the VS Online Advanced license to the VS Online Basic license. This means all current "project management" features of VS Online are now available in the Basic license rather than being spread across Basic and Advanced.
Lastly, we have moved the Team Room feature from VS Online Advanced to VS Online Basic. Now everyone with a VS Online license can participate fully in the Team Room (including the 5 free users).
All of these changes are driven by user feedback and...(Read whole news on source site)