Sign up for a free organization

Azure DevOps Services

In this quickstart, you learn how to sign up for a free organization with a Microsoft account. You also learn how to invite your teammates.

Sign up for Azure DevOps to upload and share code in free, unlimited private Git repositories.

Then, connect to your favorite development tool like Eclipse, Xcode, Visual Studio, IntelliJ, or Android Studio to work on apps anytime, anywhere.

Sign up for Azure DevOps with a personal Microsoft account

  1. Select the sign-up link for Azure DevOps.

  2. Enter your email address, phone number, or Skype ID for your Microsoft account. If you're a Visual Studio subscriber and you get Azure DevOps as a benefit, use the Microsoft account associated with your subscription. Select Next.

    Sign in with your Microsoft account

  3. Enter your password and select Sign in.

    If you don't have a Microsoft account, you can create a Microsoft account at this time.

    Enter your password and sign in

  4. To get started with Azure DevOps, select Continue.

    Choose Continue to sign up for Azure DevOps

  5. Enter a name for your organization. The name can't contain spaces or special characters (such as / \ [ ] : | < > + = ; ? or *), can't end in a period or comma, must be fewer than 256 characters, and must be unique within the DevOps namespace. You can also choose between several locations for where you want your data hosted. Select Continue.

    Almost done

    You see the following dialog box as your organization is created.

    Taking you to your new  organization

    Congratulations, you're now an organization owner!

    To sign in to your organization at any time, go to{yourorganization}.

For more information about organizations and projects, see the following articles:

Invite team members

Give a team member access to your organization by adding their email address to your organization.

  1. Sign in to your organization ({yourorganization}).

  2. Select Organization settings Organization settings.

    Open Organization settings

  3. Select Users > Add new users.

    Select Add new users

  4. Complete the form by entering or selecting the following information:

    • Users: Enter the email addresses (Microsoft account) for the users. You can add several email addresses by separating them with a semicolon (;). An email address appears in red when it's accepted.
    • Access level: Leave the access level as Basic for users who will contribute to the code base. To learn more, see About access levels.
    • Add to project: Select the project you named in the preceding procedure.
    • DevOps Groups: Leave as Project Contributors, the default security group for users who will contribute to your project. To learn more, see Default permissions and access assignments.


      You must add email addresses for personal Microsoft accounts unless you plan to use Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to authenticate users and control organization access. If a user doesn't have a Microsoft account, ask the user to sign up for a Microsoft account.

  5. When you're done, select Add to complete your invitation.

For more information about managing users and organization access, see Add organization users for Azure DevOps.

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