Almo is a simple and affordable Azure DevOps Service addin for effective collaboration and faster work. As a work item management tool, it helps software teams to save time by eliminating duplicate and repetitive tasks.
Almo comes with a pre-defined set of rules and configurations to simplify work item management. Further, you can use the Setting Screen to customise configuration options.
Go to the Almo menu and click ‘Almo Settings.’ This will open the settings window that you can use to set your Almo preferences. You will see two options in the main bar — General and Azure DevOps Server and Projects. Both are explained below.
Use the ‘Display Language’ dropdown menu to select a convenient language. Currently, Almo is available in English, Russian, French and Deutsche.
Next, you will see two checkboxes that you can use to guide Almo’s behaviour towards emails with work items.
Auto Pilot is a powerful Almo capability that follows your set of pre-defined rules to automatically create new work items or link the email to an existing work item. In this section of the Setting Screen, you can enable the Auto Pilot engine to start automatically:
Use this section to set preferences for work item management. There are three checkboxes in this section along with a number input box.
4. Supported WI Types
In this section, add any work item type that is unique to your Azure DevOps project or remove the one that you wouldn’t work with. Adding/Removing entries from here controls what you will see when you click the New or Find menu in Almo’s toolbar in Outlook’s ribbon.
This section enables Almo to connect to Azure DevOps Servers. Check the ‘Connect to Azure DevOps on Outlook Start’ checkbox to run this feature.
When it loads, it lets Almo automatically connect to your existing collections and team projects. To remove any project, select the project name and then click the ‘Remove’ button. Click the ‘Connect to Azure DevOps Service’ button to add a new project.