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Azure Pipelines VM image generation for Microsoft-hosted CI/CD
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Azure Pipelines Azure Pipelines VM images for Microsoft-hosted CI/CD


This repo contains scripts that generate the Linux and Windows virtual machine images used by Azure Pipelines for Microsoft-hosted CI/CD. The macOS image scripts are not kept here, but its contents are documented here. The images are generated using Packer.

Following image updates

Image updates are deployed every 3 weeks. You can follow releases here. Consider enabling Watch -> Releases only at the top of the page.


Subscribe to this RSS feed to be notified of upcoming image changes and other important messages. General Azure Pipelines service health is found here.

Image contents

Issues and requests

If you have an issue or request for an image, please create an issue in this repo. To add or change a tool yourself, see Contributing.

Image generation help




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