Azure – DevOps can now use ExpressRoute

You may be already aware that ExpressRoute implements a dedicated connection between your on-premises environment and Microsoft cloud services – Office 365 or Azure.

While most of the Azure services (SQL instance,storage, VM…) were already able to be accessed using ExpressRoute, this was not the case for DevOps ( or https://{organization}

Well, this is not the case anymore; since Oct 23rd 2018, you can access your DevOps services through ExpressRoute.

If you selected specific community/ies in your ExpressRoute configuration and want to add this capability you need to add the BGP community using the value of 12076:5050 (see for how to configure route filtering or for the BGP communities)

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