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    How to add Azure DevOps connection and link PPM Express project to Azure DevOps

    In this article, we will review how to add Azure DevOps connection to PPM Express and link the PPM Express project to the Azure DevOps project or specific team, work item type (default or custom), iteration or/and area. 

    Azure DevOps connection is not available for Core plan.


    Adding Azure DevOps connection to PPM Express

    To add Azure DevOps connection to PPM Express perform the following:

    1. Open the PPM Express project that you would like to link to Azure DevOps and click the 'Link project' button.


    2.SelectAzure DevOps in the Connector type section. Open the Connection drop-down and select the 'Add new connection' option. 


    3. In the Create connection window you will need to provide the following:

    • Your Azure DevOps Site URL;
    • Any name in the Account field;
    • Personal Access Token.
      To find the details on how to create a Token, please refer to this article.

    Click Create to add Azure DevOps connection to PPM Express. 


    Azure DevOps connection will be added to PPM Express. 


    Linking PPM Express project to Azure DevOps

    As the connection is added, you can link your PPM Express project to the whole Azure DevOps project or to a specific team, work item type (default or custom), iteration or/and area.

    Please note: If you would like to link PPM Express project to a specific Azure DevOps team (work item type (default or custom), iteration or/and area), the required team (work item type (default or custom), iteration or/and area) should be selected during project linking. If you selected to link PPM Express project to the whole Azure DevOps project and clicked 'Link Project Button', it will not be possible to link this PPM Express project to a specific team (work item type (default or custom), iteration or/and area) later. Specific Azure DevOps team (work item type (default or custom), iteration or/and area) should be selected while linking the project.

    Please note: Several PPM Express projects cannot be connected to the same Azure DevOps team.

    1. In the Select project section, select the project from Azure DevOps that you would like to link to PPM Express.

    2. If you would like to link the PPM Express project to Azure DevOps specific team, epic, iteration or/and area click the 'Additional filter' button. 


    3. Select the required team, work item type (default or custom), iteration or/and area and click the 'Link project part' button. 


    Project linking will start immediately. 

    Please refer to 'How data is synchronized from Azure DevOps' article for the information on the data synchronization logic. 

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