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Azure DevTest Labs

Quickly create environments using reusable templates and artifacts.

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

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.

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.
  • Track costs associated with a lab through Azure Cost Management.

Quickly set up environments

  • Use custom images to quickly reproduce your environment.
  • Install your latest bits and dev tools on your machine through artifacts.
  • 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 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.

Comprehensive security and compliance, built in

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Start free. Get $200 credit to use within 30 days. While you have your credit, get free amounts of many of our most popular services, plus free amounts of 55+ other services that are always free.


After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep building with the same free services. Pay only if you use more than your free monthly amounts.


After 12 months, you'll keep getting 55+ always-free services—and still pay only for what you use beyond your free monthly amounts.

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