Start using Azure Boards

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Use this guide to sign up and start using Azure Boards. Start with Sign up and invite some teammates.

Then, read Plan and track work to start adding and tracking work items on the Kanban board. To add columns, swimlanes, or fields to your board, see Customize your boards.


This quickstart guide illustrates how to sign up, create a project, and start tracking work using the Basic or Agile processes. If you want more information on working with other processes which offer other work item types, such as user stories and bugs, then see Choose a process. You can create additional projects using different processes.

If you use GitHub and want to track your issues in Azure Boards, see GitHub & Azure Boards.

If you are tasked with managing Azure Boards settings, review Manage your Azure Boards project for additional configurations and resources that you may want to make.


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To view the content available for your platform, make sure that you select the correct version of this article from the version selector which is located above the table of contents. Feature support differs depending on whether you are working from Azure DevOps Services or an on-premises version of Azure DevOps Server, renamed from Team Foundation Server (TFS).
To learn which on-premises version you are using, see What platform/version am I using?

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