Join Jose Miguel Rady Allende for an in-depth discussion in this video Get started with Azure DevOps, part of Learning Azure DevOps.
- [Instructor] To get started you'll need to create an Azure DevOps organization. Orgs are free for teams up to five members. So you'll be able to follow along with everything in this course using a trial organization. First, go to the following URL. One thing to consider is that this site updates frequently. So don't be surprised if it looks a bit different to what I'm showing on my screen. To create your first org, click on the button that prompts you to start for free.
A Microsoft account is needed to sign in. If you don't have one, don't worry. You can create one for free. I'll go ahead and log in using the account created for this course. After signing in, you'll be redirected into Azure DevOps. If you don't have an organization, it will prompt you to create your first one. In this case, my organization is called "linkedinlearningjoserady." and the first thing the tool will ask us is to create our first project.
Let's call this one "Getting started," and leave it as private. Azure DevOps allows you to also create public projects. And hit Create. Once a project is created, you'll be redirected to the overview group and the summary page. Something to highlight is that Azure DevOps is a suite of services for managing, collaborating, building and deploying code. That means that it offers Azure Boards for work management, Azure Repos, for social collaboration, Azure Pipelines for building and releasing, Azure Test Plans for manual testing and load testing, and Azure Artifacts for sharing different packages.
In this course, we'll take a deep dive into Boards, Repos, and Pipelines. The next thing you would want to do is navigate to the project settings and create a couple of teams. Throughout the course, we'll make use of a default team called Amazing App Team, as well as two other teams called M Team and W Team. Creating a team is very simple. You can just give it a name, provide a description, and create an area path for the name of the team.
In the course, we'll make use of two teams, as I mentioned, so you may want to create those right now, or you can follow along even without creating them. I will also be using VS Code as the code editor for the Azure Repos chapter. You can use a different code editor if you wish, but I highly recommend using VS Code, because it has some nice kit integration features included. You can download Visual Studio Code from the following URL.
I will also demonstrate how to connect Azure DevOps to third party tools, using Slack as an example. To follow this section, you may want to also create a Slack account, and you can do that in the following URL. Okay, now that your organization is set up, let's explore Azure DevOps.
- Tracking your team's work with Azure Boards
- Using dashboards, boards, backlogs, and sprints
- Building a code repository in Azure Repos
- Building pull requests
- Creating a code pipeline
- Extending Azure DevOps