GitKraken + Azure DevOps

Join leading organizations using Azure DevOps with GitKraken

Streamline your workflow with Azure DevOps (formerly Visual Studio Team Services or VSTS) and the GitKraken Git GUI. These tips and resources will help you successfully deploy and scale Git across your organization.  

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Take your team’s Git game to the next level with GitKraken’s robust features
like predictive merge conflict alerts, superior Diff view, and drag-and-drop pull/pull.

How do teams use Azure DevOps and the GitKraken Git GUI?

Using Azure DevOps alongside the GitKraken Git GUI can be extremely powerful, but only if everyone on your team is leveraging all of Git’s benefits. The visual context offered by the central commit graph in GitKraken will help you verify actions made to your Azure DevOps repository, and advanced Git team features, like predictive merge conflict alerts, will give you a better return on your investment for both tools. 

GitKraken’s Azure DevOps integration allows developers to level up their Git workflow with the following features and abilities: 

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Generating Your Azure DevOps SSH Key

GitKraken will use your local SSH Config from SSH defaults to perform Git fetch and Git push actions, unless you set-up a specific Azure DevOps SSH key, or enable your local SSH Agent.  After you have connected Azure DevOps to GitKraken, you can easily generate an Azure DevOps SSH key and add it to your account. To get started generating your Azure DevOps SSH key, you will navigate to PreferencesIntegrations. Next, you will click the Generate SSH key and copy to clipboard button, making it very convenient to add your SSH key to your Azure DevOps account.

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Without the convenience of GitKraken, the process of generating an Azure DevOps SSH key and adding it to your account can be complicated and easy to get wrong. Let GitKraken do the heavy lifting so you can worry about the code.

Clone Your Azure DevOps Repository with OAuth

The Azure DevOps integration offered by the GitKraken Git GUI gives you and your team helpful and powerful insight into your Azure DevOps repositories. 

GitKraken gives you the ability to search through your existing Azure DevOps repositories when you want to Git clone a repo.

Add Remotes for Your Azure DevOps Repository

GitKraken makes it very intuitive to add remotes for your Azure DevOps repos, and will present a list of forks for the current Azure DevOps repository during the process, so you have additional, helpful visual context. 

Alternatively, you also have the option to manually enter the URL for an Azure DevOps repository.

Connecting to Multiple Azure DevOps Accounts

With the multiple profile support offered with GitKraken Pro and GitKraken Enterprise, users have the ability to quickly and seamlessly switch between profiles associated with different Azure DevOps accounts. 

Azure DevOps Pull Requests

Git pull requests are fundamental to team collaboration in Git, and GitKraken makes it easy and intuitive to create Azure DevOps pull requests directly in the Git client. Plus, the ability to customize Azure DevOps pull request templates will help systemize internal team processes and improve code review.  

To begin the process of creating an Azure DevOps pull request in GitKraken, simply drag-and-drop one local branch from the central graph onto a remote branch in the left panel. From here, you can select  Start a pull request.

You may also click the green + icon from the PULL REQUESTS section in the left panel to begin the process of creating an Azure DevOps pull request in GitKraken. From here, you can select your target Azure DevOps repository and branch. 

Azure DevOps Pull Request Templates

The Azure DevOps integration with the GitKraken Git GUI supports Azure DevOps pull request templates. 

Once your Azure DevOps pull request template has been committed to your Azure DevOps remote, the template field will appear when you’re creating a new pull request.

If this is your first time working with Azure DevOps pull requests, you may want to review the following instructions for Azure DevOps pull request templates.  

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The ability to customize pull request templates in GitKraken helps enforce contributor guidelines, so you can speed up and improve your code review process.

Using Azure DevOps and GitKraken White Paper

In this white paper, you’ll learn how to tackle this challenge head-on! We’ll share best practices for how tens-of-thousands of teams have successfully deployed Git, Azure DevOps and the GitKraken Git GUI across their organizations. 

This white paper covers the following topics:

  • Benefits of Git
  • Migrating to Git from other source control methods
  • Challenges developers face adopting Git
  • Training and educational resources for learning Git
  • Best practices for large scale deployments of Git, Azure DevOps and the GitKraken Git GUI
  • How to deploy the GitKraken Git GUI with Azure DevOps to enhance your workflow
  • Maintaining security standards with Stand-Alone & Self-Hosted
  • Best practices for deploying Stand-Alone & Self-Hosted

How to use Azure DevOps with the GitKraken Git GUI

If your team is using Azure DevOps to host your repositories, the GitKraken Git GUI can help streamline your workflow and make working with Git much more intuitive! Distribute this tutorial video to your team, and you’ll have everyone up and running with Git, Azure DevOps and the GitKraken Git GUI in half an hour. 

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The more members of your team who are using GitKraken, the more benefits you will reap.
Avoid merge conflicts before they happen, systemize code review processes, and more.