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Self-Hosted agent on Azure Pipelines

Summarization from Microsoft If your pipelines are in Azure Pipelines, then you've got a convenient option to run your jobs using a   Microsoft-hosted agent . With Microsoft-hosted agents, maintenance and upgrades are taken care of for you. Each time you run a pipeline, you get a fresh virtual machine for each job in the pipeline. The virtual machine is discarded after one job. Microsoft-hosted agents can run jobs  directly on the VM or in a container. Azure Pipelines provides a pre-defined agent pool named  Azure Pipelines  with Microsoft-hosted agents. For many teams this is the simplest way to run your jobs. You can try it first and see if it works for your build or deployment. If not, you can use a self-hosted agent. Self-hosted agent An agent that you set up and manage on your own to run jobs is a  self-hosted agent . You can use self-hosted agents in Azure Pipelines or Team Foundation Server (TFS). Self-hosted agents give you more control to install dependent software needed