Microsoft Azure DevOps – Create a Wiki for your project

Microsoft Azure DevOps - Wiki

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Background: We have started discussing Azure DevOps. In last 11 articles of Azure DevOps ( πŸ™‚ yes, we have 11+ articles and many more to come πŸ™‚ ) we discussed

In this article we will move ahead and will discuss how to create Wiki for our Azure DevOps project.

Take away from this article: At the end of this article we will got to know about

  1. What is Wiki in Azure DevOps
  2. How to create Wiki for our project. What kind of information is shared in Wiki. 
  3. What exactly happens in Azure DevOps when Wiki is created

Prerequisites

  1. We must have team project. 
  2. We need permission for “Create Repository” to publish our code as Wiki. Default permission is set for members of “Project Administrators” group
  3. To Add / Edit wiki pages, user need to be member of “Contributors” security group

What is Wiki in Azure DevOps :

  1. Wiki in Azure DevOps is used to share details, information within the team.
  2. Wiki is the collaboration tool for the team
  3. Wiki is available at project level in Azure DevOps

Creating a Wiki for our project

  • Here, we will create a Wiki for our “Transmittal Converter” project 
  • To go to Wiki, log in to the Azure DevOps – https://dev.azure.com/ as
Microsoft Azure DevOps - Selecting the project for creating new Wiki
Fig : Microsoft Azure DevOps – Selecting the project for creating new Wiki
  • Click on any project as shown in below Fig – here we are using “Knowledge Junction Intranet” project
Microsoft Azure DevOps - Selecting the project for creating new Wiki
Fig : Microsoft Azure DevOps – Selecting the project for creating new Wiki
  • To create new Wiki for the project, please click on “Wiki” option from left side panel, we will be redirected to “Wiki” section (Wiki landing page) as shown in below Fig
Microsoft Azure DevOps - Azure DevOps project - Wiki section - Creating new Project Wiki
Fig : Microsoft Azure DevOps – Azure DevOps project – Wiki section – Creating new Project Wiki
  • As shown in above Fig, please click on “Create project wiki” blue color button. We will redirected to new empty Wiki page as shown in below Fig
Microsoft Azure DevOps - New Wiki for the project "Knowledge Junction Intranet"
Fig : Microsoft Azure DevOps – New Wiki for the project “Knowledge Junction Intranet”
  • Please note the name of the Wiki – <ProjectName>.wiki, here we have Knowledge-Junction-Intranet.wiki. Spaces are replaced by the character “-“
  • Following is the Wiki created for our project Knowledge Junction Intranet as 
Microsoft Azure DevOps - Wiki created for "Knowledge Junction Intranet" project
Fig : Microsoft Azure DevOps – Wiki created for “Knowledge Junction Intranet” project

Next Article : In next article we will discuss more features of Azure DevOps Wiki

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