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How to create Azure DevOps account?

How to create Azure DevOps account?

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Welcome to CloudAffaire and this is Debjeet.

In this series we will start with the most trending topic in Cloud and DevOps space, Azure DevOps. But before digging to different Azure DevOps service you need to create an Azure DevOps account first. In todays blog post, we will discuss how to create Azure DevOps account.

What is Azure?

Microsoft Azure, often referred to as Azure, is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centers.

What is DevOps?

DevOps is a set of practices that combines software development and IT operations. It aims to shorten the systems development life cycle and provide continuous delivery with high software quality. DevOps is complementary with Agile software development; several DevOps aspects came from the Agile methodology.

What is Azure DevOps?

Azure DevOps is a Microsoft cloud-based offering that provides version control, reporting, requirements management, project management, automated builds, testing and release management capabilities. It covers the entire application lifecycle, and enables DevOps capabilities.

What are Azure DevOps services?

Azure Boards: Delivers a suite of Agile tools to support planning and tracking work, code defects, and issues using Kanban and Scrum methods.

Azure Repos: Provides Git repositories or Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) for source control of your code.

Azure Pipelines: Provides build and release services to support continuous integration and delivery of your applications.

Azure Test Plans: Provides several tools to test your apps, including manual/exploratory testing and continuous testing.

Azure Artifacts: Allows teams to share packages such as Maven, npm, NuGet, and more from public and private sources and integrate package sharing into your pipelines.

Microsoft Azure DevOps Services

How Azure DevOps Is Organized?

Organization: An organization in Azure DevOps is a mechanism for organizing and connecting groups of related projects. Examples include business divisions, regional divisions, or other enterprise structures. You can choose one organization for your entire company, one organization just for you, or separate organizations for specific business units.

Team: A team is a unit that supports many team-configurable tools. These tools help you plan and manage work, and make collaboration easier.

Project: A project provides a repository for source code and a place for users to plan, track progress, and collaborate on building software solutions. A project represents a fundamental container where data is stored when added to Azure DevOps. Ideally each application should have its own project and you can have n numbers of projects in an organization.

Azure DevOps Organizational Structure

How to create Azure DevOps account?


One Azure account with active subscription.

Step 1: Open the below link in your browser and click Start free

Step 2: Provide the email id link to your existing Azure subscription and select Country/region, click Continue.

How to create Azure DevOps account?

Step 3: Provide a name for your organization and select the location to host your projects. Click Continue to crate your Azure DevOps account.

We have successfully created our Azure DevOps account.

You can access your Azure DevOps account at any time using below link

Hope you have enjoyed this article. In the next blog post, we will explore Azure DevOps organization.

To know more about Azure DevOps, please refer below official documentation

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