Setting up the two-way-integration is easy and should only take a few minutes. Here is how to do it:
1. Log into airfocus.
2. Enable the connection between an airfocus workspace and a DevOps project by completing the following steps.
Please keep in mind that an integration always connects to one specific airfocus workspace. You can add multiple DevOps integrations to a given workspace (e.g. from different Azure DevOps projects or instances).
You can either use one of your existing workspaces...
...or create a new workspace for your DevOps integration.
3. Log into your Azure DevOps account.
After logging into the Azure account you'll be redirected to the airfocus integrations page of your workspace.
4. Start to configure your integration.
Select the Azure DevOps project that you want to integrate with. For that you need to select your organization, your project, and the specific project area, so airfocus knows where to push the data.
5. Configure integration mapping.
Use mapping to define how information in Azure DevOps should be mapped to airfocus. If you change an item in one system, the other system will be adjusted accordingly.
Map your Azure statuses to airfocus lanes, to always be up to date in both systems. You can also map multiple Azure statuses to one airfocus lane.
Furthermore, you can define which label you want to attach to a DevOps issue.
Our Azure DevOps 2-way integration also includes the synchronization of DevOps start and target dates. Whenever the start or target date of an Azure issue is changed, the airfocus timeline will be updated - and vise versa.
7. Configure additional options.
With two-way sync, the changes that you make in Azure DevOps will be reflected in your airfocus workspace and vise versa, saving you time and keeping your team organized. In case of conflicts (e.g. a simultaneous title change in DevOps and airfocus), we will always use the data from Azure as the leading system.
When "Archive unknown issues" is enabled, then previously imported items will be archived in airfocus, if they are not present in Azure DevOps anymore.
Please Note: Because Azure DevOps uses HTML for their description section, which is not supported in the airfocus descriptions it's currently not possible to synchronize the item description between both systems. We'll ship a solution for that asap.
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