How to create change logs in Confluence Using Azure DevOps Data: Step-by-Step Guide

The Azure DevOps for Confluence integration makes it easy to keep product documentation updated. For developers navigating the intricacies of version control, real-time collaboration, and traceability, this integration is not just a convenience—it's a finely tuned instrument that resonates with the essence of precision in software development
November 16, 2023
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The Azure DevOps for Confluence integration makes it easy to keep product documentation updated. For developers navigating the intricacies of version control, real-time collaboration, and traceability, this integration is not just a convenience—it's a finely tuned instrument that resonates with the essence of precision in software development

Here are some benefits of using Azure DevOps For Confluence integration for updating your change logs on Confluence.

  1. Automated Change Tracking:

Azure DevOps seamlessly interfaces with Confluence, allowing for automated change tracking that transcends the traditional manual effort. The integration captures each commit, pull request, and deployment, linking them directly to Confluence pages. This isn't just about recording changes; it's about automating the entire tracking process, reducing manual overhead, and ensuring accuracy in our change logs.

  1. Traceability to the Codebase:

Every change documented in Confluence is linked to its source in Azure DevOps, providing a traceable path from the documentation straight to the codebase. This traceability enhances accountability and speeds up debugging and troubleshooting, you can effortlessly navigate from Confluence to the precise code snippet that underwent a change.

  1. Solid Version Control:

Version control is the heartbeat of development, and Azure DevOps brings this to Confluence seamlessly. The integration effortlessly integrates version histories, making it a breeze to navigate through the evolution of your projects directly within Confluence.

Here’s how to keep updated change logs with the Azure DevOps for Confluence integration in 3 simple steps;

Step One:

The first step is to add your Azure DevOps work Items to your Confluence page. You can do this simply by copying the work item URL first. Navigate to the work item you want to embed into the Confluence page.

The URL should be in the format “<BASE_URL>/<ORG>/<PROJECT>/_workitems/edit/<ID>/”

Step Two:

Navigate to your configurations page on your Confluence instance, and click to view the field configurations tab.

Step Three:

Paste your Azure DevOps work item URL into the tab, you can also customise the fields to would like to reflect on your Confluence change log page.

And that’s it, you can now view live updates from your Azure DevOps work items on your Confluence pages and manage your release notes or change log document better.

Here’s a video demo; How to create change logs in Confluence Using Azure DevOps Data

You can start with the Azure DevOps for Confluence integration (Cloud and On-Premise) on the marketplace here

Azure DevOps for Confluence is an integration built by Move Work Forward, a Platinum Atlassian Marketplace Partner. We are SOC 2 Type || complaint, this is why 5000+ businesses including Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Google trust us.

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