Azure DevTest Labs

Fast, easy and lean dev-test environments

Self-service cost control

Provide self-service cloud environments without the worry. Lab policies and thresholds help to effortlessly minimise 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.

Simplify cost management

  • Set lab policies to automatically shut down and start up virtual machines.
  • Set caps on your lab, such as the number of virtual machines per user and per lab.
  • Use the lab cost trend to estimate your spending and set a threshold.

Quickly set up environments

  • Use customised images to quickly reproduce your environment.
  • Install your latest bits and dev tools on your machine via artefacts.
  • Create formulas to easily modify an environment’s configuration at any time.

Integrate with your existing toolchain

  • Use our REST API to provision dev-test environments directly from your continuous integration (CI) tools.
  • Quickly deploy from your release pipeline using our Team Services tasks extension.
  • Use our command line tool to automate your virtual machine set up and clean up.

Tailor to your scenario

  • Centrally manage development environments across your team or organisation.
  • 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.

Related products and services

Virtual Machines

Provision Windows and Linux virtual machines in seconds

Visual Studio Team Services

Services for teams to share code, track work and ship software

Quickly create dev and test environments with DevTest Labs

*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.