Reorder cards

Azure Boards | Azure DevOps Server 2019 | TFS 2018 | TFS 2017 | TFS 2015

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.

Reorder cards while changing columns

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.

Prerequisites

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.

Note

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.

Note

Choose the New navigation tab for guidance. Azure DevOps Server 2019 supports the New Navigation user interface. For more information, see Web portal navigation.

Note

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.

  1. Open your Kanban board. If you're not a team admin, get added as one. Only team and project admins can customize the Kanban board.

  2. Choose the gear icon to configure the board and set general team settings.

    Open board settings for a team, vert nav

  3. Choose Card reordering and select from the two reordering behaviors listed.

    Settings dialog, Card reordering dialog

    The setting you choose applies to all active Kanban boards for your team.

  4. When done with your changes, choose Save.

Choose the Previous navigation tab for guidance. New navigation isn't supported for TFS 2018 and earlier versions.