Turn a service on or off

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You can control which services are available through the web portal, by turning a service on or off. Turning off a service removes the service from the user interface for all project users. However, service data's preserved and available if you decide to turn on the service.

Prerequisites

  • You must have an organization in Azure DevOps. If you don't have one, do that now.
  • As an organization owner or member of the Project Administrators group, you can change policies and change project information. If you're not a member, get added as one.
  • You must have a project defined. If you don't have one, add one now.
  • As a member of the Project Administrators group, you can change policies and change project information. If you're not a member, get added as one.

Change the visibility for a service

  1. Sign in to your organization (https://dev.azure.com/{yourorganization}) and select a project.

  2. Choose Project settings in the sidebar.

    Open project settings

  3. Select Overview, and then choose the slider for the service that you want to enable or disable.

    Project Settings > Overview to services

  4. Confirm that you want to disable the service.

    Disable a service confirmation dialog

  5. Refresh your web browser to view the updates.

Disabled objects and features

If you disable a service, dashboard widgets specific to that service are disabled. For example, if Boards is disabled, all work item tracking widgets and all Analytics widgets are disabled. They don't appear in the widget catalog.

If you disable Boards, you also disable Analytics views.