Open a service, page, or settings

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The web portal for Azure DevOps provides support for software development teams to collaborate through the planning, development, and release cycles. You can manage source code, plan and track work, define builds, run tests, and manage releases.

This article shows you how to navigate to functional and administrative tasks available from the web portal. There are three levels of administrative tasks: team, project, and organization.

If you don't have a project yet, create one. If you don't have access to the project, get invited to the team.

This article shows you how to navigate to functional and administrative tasks available from the web portal. There are four levels of administrative tasks: team, project, collection, and server.

If you don't have a project yet, create one. If you don't have access to the project, get invited to the team.

Open a service or functional task page

Services support getting work done—managing code, planning and tracking work, defining and managing pipelines, creating and running tests, and so on.

Note

Only those services that are enabled will appear in the user interface. For example, if Boards is disabled, then Boards or Work and all pages associated with that service won't appear. To enable or disable a service, see Turn an Azure DevOps service on or off.

You open a service by choosing the service from the sidebar and then selecting from the available pages.

For example, here we select Boards>Backlogs.

Open a service, vertical sidebar

Within the page you may select a specific view or artifact, such as a team backlog or choose another page.

You open a service by choosing it from the horizontal blue bar. Then, select from the available pages.

For example, here we select Work>Work Items.

Open a service, previous navigation gif

Open team settings

Select configurations are made to teams through the team settings pages. For an overview of all team settings, see About user, team, project, and organization-level settings.

  1. Choose Project Settings.

    Open project settings

  2. Expand Boards and choose Team configuration.

    Open Team configuration

  3. Choose one of the pages General, Iterations, Areas, or Templates to configure settings for the team. To learn more, see Manage teams.

  4. If you need to switch to a different team, use the team selector within the breadcrumbs.

    Team Configuration, Team breadcrumb

  5. To add a team administrator, add team members, or change the team profile, choose Teams from the vertical sidebar, and then choose the name of the team you want to configure.

You open team settings from the top navigation bar. Select the team you want and then choose the  gear icon. To learn more about switching your team focus, see Switch project, repository, team.

Open team settings

  1. Choose one of the pages General, Iterations, Areas, or Templates to configure settings for the team. To learn more, see Manage teams.

  2. To add a team administrator, add team members, or change the team profile, choose Overview.

Open project settings

Administrators configure resources for a project and manage project-level permissions from the Project settings pages. Tasks performed in this context can impact the project and team functions. For an overview of all project settings, see Project administrator role and managing projects.

  1. Choose Project Settings.

    Open project settings

  2. From there, you can choose a page from the list. Settings are organized based on the service they support. Expand or collapse the major sections such as Boards, Build and release, Code, Test, and Extensions to select from the list.

    Open Project settings

From a user context, open Project settings by choosing the  gear icon.

Open any admin page by choosing it's name. Choose or hover over the  gear icon to access other administrative options. Note that you can choose any of the user-context areas—Dashboards, Code, Work—to return to the user context.

Project Settings

Open any admin page by choosing it's name. Choose or hover over the  gear icon to access other administrative options. Note that you can choose any of the user-context areas—Home or Dashboards, Code, Work—to return to the user context.

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TFS 2017, Project Settings

Open Organization settings

Organization owners and members of the Project Collection Administrators group configure resources for all projects or the entire organization, including adding users, from the Organization settings pages. This includes managing permissions at the organization-level. For an overview of all organization settings, see Project collection administrator role and managing collections of projects.

Open Collection settings

Members of the Project Collection Administrators group configure resources for all projects or the entire project collection from the Collection settings pages. This includes managing permissions at the collection-level. For an overview of all collection-level settings, see Project collection administrator role and managing collections of projects.

  1. Choose the  Azure DevOps logo to open Projects. Then choose Admin settings.

    Open Organization settings

  2. From there, you can choose a page from the list of settings. Settings are organized based on the service they support. Expand or collapse the major sections such as Boards and Build and release to select a page from the list.

    Account settings, Projects

  1. Choose the  gear icon to open Organization settings or Collection settings.

    Organization settings, Policy page, Security policies

  2. From there, you can choose a page. Settings are organized based on the service they support.

    Account settings, Projects

Open Server settings

Members of the Team Foundation Server Administrators group configure resources for the server instance from the Server settings pages.

  1. From the web portal home page for a project, choose or hover over the  gear icon and select Server settings.

    TFS 2017, Web portal, open the Server settings admin context
  2. Choose Access levels, to set access levels for a member or group. For details, see Change access levels.

    If you don't see Access levels, you aren't a TFS administrator and don't have permission. Here's how to get permissions.