Utilising Microsoft Azure Dev/Test Labs in your student projects and lab environments


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Azure DevTest Labs is a service that helps educators and students quickly create environments in Azure while minimizing waste and controlling cost.

You can test the latest version of your application by quickly provisioning Windows and Linux environments using reusable templates and artifacts.

You can easily integrate your deployment pipeline with DevTest Labs to provision on-demand environments.

You can scale up your load testing by provisioning multiple test agents, and create pre-provisioned environments for training and demos.

Azure Dev Test Labs solves the problem of environment for students it allows self-service via the Azure Educator Grant Process it provides decision makers to leverage the cloud to maximize their cost savings without adding too much process overhead.

Why DevTest Labs?


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

Self-service without the worry

DevTest Labs makes it easier to control costs. Set caps on your lab, such as number of virtual machines per user and per lab, and create policies to automatically shut down virtual machines based on a schedule or other criteria.

Learn more about Lab policies


Quickly get to “ready to test”


Quickly create environments with reusable templates (custom images, formulas, artifacts, and more) that have everything your team needs to start developing and testing applications. In a few clicks, you’ll have an environment where the last good build of your application is already installed so you can get working right away.

Learn the key concepts of reusable templates in DevTest Labs


Create once, use everywhere

Capture and share environment templates and artifacts within your team or organization—all in source control—to create dev and test environments easily.

Explore the public artifact repository and the ARM QuickStart templates


Integrates with your existing toolchain


Use premade plug-ins or our API to provision dev and test environments directly from your preferred continuous integration (CI) tool, integrated development environment (IDE), or automated release pipeline. You can also use our comprehensive command line tool.

Install the Azure DevTest Labs tasks to your VSTS pipeline

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