Azure DevTest Labs
Fast, easy, and lean dev-test environments
Use DevTest Labs for free*
- Quickly provision development and test environments
- Minimize waste with quotas and policies
- Set automated shutdowns to minimize costs
- Build Windows and Linux environments
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Self-service cost control
Provide self-service cloud environments without the worry. Lab policies and thresholds help to effortlessly minimize costs.
Quick custom templates
Set up your virtual machine with your dev tools and your latest build in a few clicks, and share reusable templates across your team.
Works with your CI/CD tools
Create environments directly from your continuous integration (CI) tools using our plug-ins, REST API, or Visual Studio Team Services extension.
Integrate with your existing toolchain
Tailor to your scenario
- Centrally manage development environments across your team or organization.
- Conduct compatibility and automated testing with reusable environment templates.
- Provide virtual machines for hackathons that automatically expire after the event.
- Use the service for different scenarios to suit your needs.
Scale your application environment provisioning with CloudShell Colony
- Quickly model application-centric templates aligned to your business needs
- Speed time to market with out-of-the-box support to your CI/CD pipeline to deploy a common environment definition from Dev to Production
- Manage cloud resources efficiently with application-centric cost tracking
- Improve application quality with built-in Blue/Green deployment to production
Why trust Azure DevTest Labs?
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Azure DevTest Labs pricing
Visual Studio subscribers can save up to 75% on Azure to support your ongoing development and testing.
Customers using Azure DevTest Labs
Shell gives developers freedom to create, reduces IT costs with dev-test solution in the cloud
"Our build times are five times faster now that we use Azure DevTest Labs.... Developers get much quicker feedback, so they can test code repeatedly and identify and fix more errors."Johan Krebbers, IT Chief Technology Officer, Royal Dutch Shell
Daimler embraces the cloud to innovate faster
"Since using Azure DevTest Labs, we've seen our developer onboarding process drop from weeks to hours. We just send developers a link, and they get instant access to Azure Virtual Machines, Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services, and needed open-source tools."Peter Rothlaender, Manager of Cloud Solutions, Daimler
Moving to managed services in the cloud, IT provider expands business by 150 percent
"It used to take us six months to a year to develop a new offering for a customer, but now that we do this work in Azure DevTest Labs, we can respond in a few weeks."Gordon McKenna, Chief Technology Officer, Inframon
Icertis enhances security of cloud-based enterprise contract management solution
"Our customers demand the highest levels of data encryption and application and infrastructure security. From the day we launched, we've taken advantage of the enterprise-grade security features built into the Azure platform to help provide the level of security our customers expect…"Monish Darda, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Icertis
Healthcare system transforms online services into a friendly digital experience
"As a team, we're focused on high-quality solutions and speed. Choosing Azure was a very transformative decision for us."Jamey Shiels, Vice President Digital Experience, Aurora Health Care
Risk manager reduces its own risks by protecting data in the cloud
"By using Azure for dev/test, we get predictable costs and pay for the resources by the hour. By comparison, it can take a month to get dev/test hardware provisioned on premises, and that's assuming you have the datacenter space."Vineel Palla, Cloud Systems Engineer, RMS
Everything you need to get started
Documentation and resources
Related products and services
Services for teams to share code, track work, and ship software
Provision Windows and Linux virtual machines in seconds
Self-service access to application environments from development to production
*Azure DevTest Labs is a free service. However, you will be charged for other Azure resources that are created in DevTest Labs. For example, you will be charged for the virtual machines that are created in DevTest Labs per our virtual machine pricing.
Azure DevTest Labs updates, blogs, and announcements
Create virtual machines from Azure Shared Image Gallery (SIG)
Create a formula in Azure DevTest Labs using a shared image gallery image
Azure DevTest Labs environments are now available in Azure Government
Azure DevTest Labs is now available in Switzerland regions
Azure DevTest Labs—Security alerts for lab environments