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

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Why trust Azure DevTest Labs?

  • Microsoft invests more than USD 1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.

  • We employ more than 3,500 security experts completely dedicated to your data security and privacy.

  • Azure has more compliance certifications than any other cloud provider. View the comprehensive list.

Azure DevTest Labs pricing

Visual Studio subscribers can save up to 75% on Azure to support your ongoing development and testing.

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Everything you need to get started

Get instant access and a $200 credit by signing up for a free Azure account.

Learn how to use Azure DevTest Labs with 5-minute quickstart tutorials and documentation.

Enhance Azure DevTest Labs with additional features and products, like security and backup services.

Documentation and resources

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*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.

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