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Azure DevOps Services is free for up to five users with access to Basic features and for unlimited Visual Studio subscribers and Stakeholders who can access limited features. Learn what else you get with Azure DevOps Services. If you want, you can also use Azure DevOps Services with any IDE or code editor, like the following examples. Apr 26, 2019 Visual Studio repeatedly prompting for password in Azure DevOps I've had an annoying issue for a while now where Visual Studio won't properly connect to Azure Dev Ops. I had been able to commit my git changes, but I couldn't see the 'Related Work Items' in the Changes tab of the Visual Studio Team Explorer. Visual Studio dev tools & services make app development easy for any platform & language. Try our Mac & Windows code editor, IDE, or Azure DevOps for free. Azure DevOps Choose Azure DevOps for enterprise-grade reliability, including a 99.9 percent SLA and 24×7 support. Get new features every three weeks.

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Our platform of software development tools began more than 20 years ago. We released Visual Basic and Visual Studio as an integrated development environment (IDE). Visual Studio supports many plug-ins that extend its functionality. In particular, the Team Explorer plug-in allows the Visual Studio client to connect to Azure DevOps to support source control, work tracking, build, and test operations.

Desktop client developer tools

Developers have access to many tools through these versions of Visual Studio and plug-ins. To download any version of Visual Studio, go to the Visual Studio Downloads page. To understand what features you get with the Visual Studio versions, see Compare Visual Studio offerings.

  • Visual Studio Community: A fully featured and extensible IDE for creating modern applications for Android, iOS, and Windows, including web applications and cloud services. (Replaces Visual Studio Express.)
  • Visual Studio Professional: Development tools and services to support individual developers or small teams.
  • Visual Studio Enterprise: Integrated, end-to-end development tools and solutions for teams of any size, and with a need to scale. It supports designing, building, and managing complex enterprise applications.
  • Visual Studio Test Professional: Provides access to Microsoft Test and development tools to support quality and collaboration throughout the development process.
  • Visual Studio Team Explorer: Free solution for non-developers to interact with Azure DevOps.
  • Eclipse/Team Explorer Everywhere: Free plug in to support teams running Eclipse on Linux, macOS, or Windows that connects to Azure DevOps.
  • Android Studio with the Azure DevOps Services Plug-in for Android Studio: Free plug in to support Android developers and connect to Git repositories on Azure DevOps.
  • IntelliJ with the Azure DevOps Services Plugin for IntelliJ: Free plug in to support developers who use IntelliJ IDEA or Android Studio to connect to Git repositories on Azure DevOps.
  • Visual Studio Code: Free, open-source code editor with a free extension to support connecting to Git repositories on Azure DevOps.

To get started with client libraries, see Client library samples.

Team Explorer plug-in

Team Explorer, a plug-in to all Visual Studio versions, connects Visual Studio to projects defined in Azure DevOps. You can manage source code, work items, and builds. To learn more, see Work in Team Explorer.

Office integration tools

You can integrate the following Microsoft Office tools with Azure DevOps.

  • Excel: Use Excel to add and bulk modify work items.
  • Project: By using Project, you can plan projects, schedule tasks, assign resources, and track changes. You have access to more features, such as a project calendar, Gantt charts, and resource views.

Important

Starting with Visual Studio 2019, the Team Foundation plug-in for Office is deprecating support for Microsoft Project. Project integration and the TFSFieldMapping command is not supported for Azure DevOps Server 2019 nor for Azure DevOps Services. However, you can continue to use Microsoft Excel.

  • Excel: Use Excel to add and bulk modify work items.
  • Project: By using Project, you can plan projects, schedule tasks, assign resources, and track changes. You have access to more features, such as a project calendar, Gantt charts, and resource views.
  • PowerPoint Storyboarding: Illustrate user stories and requirements by using PowerPoint.

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Check to make sure the Azure DevOps Office Integration component is selected in the Visual Studio Installer, per the following example.

When you install any edition of Visual Studio or Team Foundation Server Standalone Office Integration 2015 (free), the Team Foundation plug-in integrates work item tracking with select Office clients. The Team Foundation plug-in installs to your existing Office client. The plug-in supports Office 2007, Office 2010, or Office 2013 versions.

  • Excel: Use Excel to add and bulk modify work items.
  • Project: By using Project, you can plan projects, schedule tasks, assign resources, and track changes. You have access to features that TFS doesn't support, such as a project calendar, Gantt charts, and resource views.
  • PowerPoint Storyboarding: Illustrate user stories and requirements by using PowerPoint. The Team Foundation plug-in installs to your existing PowerPoint client.
  • Project Professional: With Project Professional and the Team Foundation Server Extensions for Project Server, you can manage projects that synchronize data that exists in both TFS and Project Server. Project managers and software development teams can use the tools that they prefer, work at the level of precision that supports their needs, and easily share information.

Important

Support for integrating TFS with Project Server is deprecated for TFS 2017. However, synchronization support is provided by a Microsoft partner. See Synchronize TFS with Project Server for details.

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Task-specific clients

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The following clients support specific tasks, such as managing testing efforts, providing feedback, or modifying work items:

  • Azure Test Plans: Manage your test efforts, create and run manual tests, and create and track bugs that are found during test efforts.
  • Test & Feedback extension (previously called the Exploratory Testing extension): This extension provides a lightweight plug-in to a web browser. Stakeholders can respond to feedback requests for user stories and features created in Azure DevOps. This extension is free to Stakeholders.
  • Microsoft Feedback Client: Your Stakeholders can use this client to record feedback for your application as video, audio, or type-written comments. This client is installed with all versions of Visual Studio, or it can be installed from the free download. All feedback is stored in the work item data store and requires Stakeholders to have permissions.

Browser-based web tools

Web portal

The collaboration tools supported through the web portal are summarized under Essential services. New features are deployed every three weeks for Azure DevOps Services, and quarterly for Azure DevOps Server. For release notes, see Azure DevOps Services Features Timeline.

You can use the following browsers to access the web portal:

VersionEdgeInternet ExplorerSafari (Mac)FirefoxChrome
Azure DevOps Services
Azure DevOps Server 2020
Azure DevOps Server 2019
TFS 2018
TFS 2017
Most recent11 and later9.1 and laterMost recentMost recent
TFS 2015Most recent9 and later5 and laterMost recentMost recent
TFS 20139 and later5 and laterMost recentMost recent

Microsoft Edge, Firefox, and Chrome automatically update themselves, so Azure DevOps supports the most recent version.

To learn more, see Web portal navigation.

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Browser-based extensions

The following extensions are available and are built and maintained by the Azure DevOps Services product team:

  • Code search: Increase cross-team collaboration and code sharing. Enables developers to quickly locate relevant information within the code base of all projects that are hosted within an organization or collection. You can discover implementation examples, browsing definitions, and error text.
  • Work item search: To quickly find relevant work items, search across all work item fields over all projects in an organization. Do full-text searches across all fields to efficiently locate relevant work items. Use inline search filters, on any work item field, to quickly narrow down a list of work items.

Find more extensions in Azure DevOps Organization settings > Extensions > Browse marketplace.

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Command-line tools

You can do many code development and administrative tasks by using the following command-line tools:

Marketplace extensions

Azure DevOps Documentation.

Visual Studio and Azure DevOps provide a wealth of features and functionality. They also provide a means to extend and share that functionality.

What Is Azure DevOps? Definition From WhatIs.com

Extensions are simple add-ons that you can use to customize and extend your DevOps and work tracking experiences. They're written with standard technologies—HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. You can develop your own extensions by using your preferred dev tools.

Azure Devops Visual Studio Integration

You build extensions by using our RESTful API library. Publish your extensions to the Azure DevOps Marketplace. You can privately maintain or share them with millions of developers who use Visual Studio and Azure DevOps.

To learn more, visit the Azure DevOps Marketplace and see Overview of extensions.

REST APIs

The Azure DevOps APIs are based on REST, OAuth, JSON, and service hooks—all standard web technologies broadly supported in the industry.

REST APIs are provided to support building extensions to Azure DevOps. To learn more, see REST API overview.

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