Azure DevTest Labs

Fast, easy, and lean dev-test environments

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Cost controlled self-service

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 just a few clicks, and easily 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 VSTS extension.

Simplify cost management

  • Set lab policies to automatically shut down and start up virtual machines.
  • Set caps on your lab, such as 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 custom images to quickly reproduce your environment.
  • Get your latest bits and your dev tools installed on your machine through artiifacts
  • 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.
  • Easily deploy from your release pipeline using our VSTS tasks extension
  • Automate your virtual machine set up and clean up using our command line tool

Tailor Labs to your scenario

  • Centrally manage development environments across a whole team or organization.
  • Conduct compatibility and automated testing with reusable environment templates.
  • Provide virtual machines for hackathons that automatically expire after the event.
  • Our customers are using labs for a variety of different scenarios.

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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 the Lab. For example, you will be charged for the virtual machines that are created in the DevTest Labs per our virtual machine pricing.