This week we have announced REST APIs and Service Hooks in Visual Studio Online (VSO) as a preview mode.
What does this mean? It means we can open up wider integration with 3rd party applications and services. I've had a few customers express the lack of integration and we're delighted that over the next few months, we can expect to see much greater integration.
For example, VSO is now integrated with HipChat, Jenkins, Github to name a few.
Here's a link to the Preview of the REST API. http://www.visualstudio.com/integrate/reference/reference-vso-overview-vsi
And the announcement from Brian Harry's blog. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2014/05/12/a-new-api-for-visual-studio-online.aspx
We live in exciting times!