Azure DevTest Labs provides developers and testers a self-service sandbox environment to quickly create Dev/Test environments while minimizing waste and controlling costs. Check out this video to see all the benefits you can get from Azure DevTest Labs. More information can be found at http://aka.ms/dtl.
You can set various VM policies in your lab to minimize waste and control costs. In this video, we will show you how to set the following policies: maximum number of allowed VMs per user and per lab, VM sizes available in your lab, and an auto-shutdown time to automatically shut down your lab VMs at a specific time.
An artifact consists of an artifact definition file, which is an Azure Resource Manager (ARM) based JSON file. The artifact definition file contains metadata that defines the artifact. An artifact can also contain script files - such as Windows PowerShell or Bash - that are referenced within the artifact definition file. In this video, you'll see how to create a custom artifact and save it in your private Git repository.
You can save your custom artifacts in either a VSO-git or GitHub repository and share them in a lab and across different labs. In this video, we will show you how to add your private VSO-git/GitHub repository as an artifacts repository in your lab.
Artifacts can be: tools that you want to install on a VM, actions that you want to run on the VM, or applications that you want to test. In this video, we will show you how to create VMs with artifacts in your lab.
As an owner of your lab, you can secure lab access by via two lab roles: Owner and DevTest Labs User. A person in the Owner role has complete access in the lab whereas a person in the DevTest Labs User role has limited access. In this video, we will show you how to add a person in either of these roles to a lab.