Azure Artifacts in Azure DevOps Services and TFS

Azure DevOps Services | TFS 2018 | TFS 2017

Azure Artifacts is an extension to Azure DevOps Services and Team Foundation Server (TFS). The extension comes pre-installed in both Azure DevOps Services and TFS (2017 and 2018).


Azure Artifacts is the new home of the Packages page under the Build and release page group in the previous navigation UX of Azure DevOps Services and Team Foundation Server (TFS).

Azure Artifacts Overview

Azure Artifacts introduces the concept of multiple feeds that can be used to organize and control access to your packages. If you're familiar with using packages from or npmjs, you can think of those places each as a single feed.

A note on terminology: you may also have heard feeds called package repositories or package sources, especially if you're an npm or Maven user.

Get started using Azure Artifacts

Get up and running with NuGet, npm, and Maven in Azure DevOps Services and TFS in just a few minutes with the NuGet quick start, npm quick start, and Maven quick start.

If you haven't used packages before, see the conceptual introduction. When you're ready to get started, learn how to assign Azure Artifacts licenses in your Azure DevOps Services organization.

Versions and compatibility

Some Azure Artifacts services are only compatible with specific versions of TFS. Check out the table below to see compatibility.

Feature Azure DevOps Services TFS
NuGet Yes TFS 2017
npm Yes TFS 2017 Update 1 and newer upstream source Yes TFS 2018 Update 2 and newer
Maven Yes TFS 2018

Other package types

Need to host other package types (Docker, CocoaPods, etc.)? Tell us on the Azure Artifacts UserVoice.