Microsoft announces Azure DevTest Labs support for creating environment with ARM templates


Azure DevTest Labs is an Azure service that lets you quickly create environments in Azure while minimizing waste and controlling costs. Microsoft today announced that Azure DevTest Labs now comes with the ability to create your environments using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates.

  • ARM templates are loaded directly from your source control repository (GitHub or VSTS Git).
  • Once set up, DevTest Labs users can create an environment by simply picking an ARM template from the Azure portal as what they can do with other types of bases.
  • Azure PaaS resources can be provisioned in an environment from ARM template in addition to IaasS VMs.
  • Cost of environments can be tracked in the lab in addition to individual VMs created by other types of bases.

Read more about this new feature here.

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