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You can drag any work item to any column or swimlane on the Kanban board. You can even change the order of items as you move a card to a new column.
The last column, typically the Closed or Done column, is always ordered by Closed Date with the most recently closed items appearing towards the top of the column. In all other columns, cards are ordered by the backlog order or they are reorder based on the Card reordering setting selected.
- You must be added to the team administrator role for the team's settings you want to modify, or be a member of the Project Administrators security group. To get added, see Add a team administrator or Set permissions at the project- or collection-level.
- You must be granted Stakeholder access or higher. For details, see About access levels.
Set card reordering team preference
If you want to preserve the backlog priority when you move a card to a new column, you can change the Kanban board card reordering setting for your team.
Your web portal uses either the New navigation or Previous navigation user interface. Choose the New navigation tab if the New Navigation feature is enabled. You'll see a vertical sidebar along with other navigational features when New Navigation has been enabled for the signed-in user or the organization. Choose Previous navigation when you see a top-level, blue-bar—indicating that New navigation isn't enabled. For more information, see Web portal navigation.
Choose the New navigation tab for guidance. Azure DevOps Server 2019 supports the New Navigation user interface. For more information, see Web portal navigation.
Choose the Previous navigation tab for guidance. TFS 2018 and earlier versions only support the previous navigation user interface. For more information, see Web portal navigation.