Azure DevOps

You need this to: manage the entire application development lifecycle - build, test, deploy and backlog management .

Getting Started

What is Azure DevOps?

It is a software as a service platform that serves as OIT's standard source code repository and build automation engine, our teams also use it for agile project management and workflow tracking.

Who Uses Azure DevOps?

Developers, Business Analysts, Testers, Project Managers, Scrum Teams, Infrastructure Engineers and Operations.

How Can I Get Access?

  1. Azure DevOps licenses are available at no additional cost for all OIT employees and contractors, and any agency employees or vendors working on an OIT project. Anyone who does not fall under this criteria may also be eligible to use Azure DevOps, but should contact OIT_DevSecOps_Support@state.co.us for more information.

  2. Request the appropriate Active Directory group for your agency and employment type.

  3. Fill out this Google Form to clarify your role and your needs for Azure DevOps.

  4. Once approved, refer to the Azure DevOps Request Access Guide to fully understand our process and for help determining the right AD group.

Additional Information

For the most up-to-date information on Azure DevOps training, documentation and news, refer to our dedicated site found here.


Agile and DevOps Community of Practice

This meeting takes place once a month and is used for us to share ideas, wins and lessons learned. More information (including recordings of past meetings) can be found here. If you would like to be added to the CoP, email OIT_DevSecOps_Support@state.co.us.

User Guides

For more training resources and documentation for Azure DevOps, click here.

Azure DevOps Request Access Guide

Azure DevOps Request Access

This guide provides step-by-step instructions to requesting access to Azure DevOps. Use this to understand what information you need to provide in order to get setup in the right environment.

Azure DevOps Login Guide

Azure DevOps Login Guide

This guide walks you through the process of logging into Azure DevOps for the first time, including steps to logging into Active Directory, signing into Azure DevOps and frequently asked questions.

Getting Started - New Project in Azure DevOps

Azure DevOps Project Administration Guide

This guide provides step-by-step instructions for administering projects and setting up your team.

Azure DevOps Boards Guide

Azure DevOps Boards Guide

You can track your work with Kanban boards, backlogs and custom reporting. Refer to this guide for more information on boards, Scrum basics, Kanban basics and tips to customizing it for your use.

Azure DevOps Repos Guide

Repositories Guide

This is an all inclusive guide to using Repos in Azure DevOps that covers what you need to know before getting started, how to install it onto your machine, best practices and much more.