- Quickly provision Windows and Linux environments by using reusable templates and artifacts.
- Easily integrate your deployment pipeline with DevTest Labs to provision on-demand environments.
- Scale up your load testing by provisioning multiple test agents and create pre-provisioned environments for training and demos.
Below, you will find a video that provides an overview and walk-through of the Lab Services capability that can be found within the DevTest Labs feature of Azure. As this is a subset of what the entire DevTest Labs service can provide, I will talk about the differences between DevTest Labs and Lab Services in the next section after you have a good understanding of just the Lab Services feature. The video does start with a slide deck to discuss the overview of the service prior to doing an Azure Portal demonstration of what you will see once it has been deployed.
Now that you have an understanding what the Lab Services feature provides, let’s take a look at the super-set of capabilities by looking at DevTest Labs as a whole. Below, you will find a video that provides an overview and walk-through of the DevTest Labs service as well as a discussion of the types of use cases that it can be leveraged for.
- Lab Services only allows for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) options for the Students to use where as DevTest Labs supports both IaaS as well as PaaS services within a given Lab
- Lab Services can be made available to external Students or Users, only needing an email address to receive an invite and these Users never have access to the Azure Portal, where as DevTest Labs requires that each “Developer” or “Tester” have access to the Lab and the Azure Portal to interact with resources within the Lab.