Azure Boards & GitHub

Azure Boards | Azure DevOps Server 2019

Use this guide to connect Azure Boards with one or more GitHub repositories.

By connecting Azure Boards with GitHub repositories, you enable linking between GitHub commits, pull requests, and issues to work items. You can use GitHub for software development while using Azure Boards to plan and track your work. Azure Boards provides the scalability to grow as your organization and business needs grow.

If you haven't yet signed up for Azure Boards, you can do that now. See Sign up for free and invite others to collaborate on your project. You can also sign up and sign in using your GitHub credentials.

GitHub signin

In addition to accessing developer services such as Azure DevOps and Azure, you can use your GitHub account to access all Microsoft online services, from Excel Online to Xbox.

By connecting Azure Boards with GitHub repositories, you enable linking between GitHub commits and pull requests to work items. You can use GitHub for software development while using Azure Boards to plan and track your work. Azure Boards provides the scalability to grow as your organization and business needs grow.

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Azure Boards and Azure DevOps Services support integration with GitHub.com and GitHub Enterprise Server repositories.

Azure DevOps Server 2019 supports integration with GitHub Enterprise Server repositories.

To connect Azure Boards to GitHub.com, connect and configure from Azure Boards. Or, alternatively, install and configure the Azure Boards app from GitHub. Both methods have been streamlined and support authenticating and operating via the app rather than an individual.

To connect Azure Boards to a GitHub Enterprise Server, see connect from Azure Boards.

Once you've configured the connection, you can then exercise these features:

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