Renaming your master branch in Azure Repos could be as simple as a few clicks. But if you have complex policies or permissions in place, it may be a little more work.

To rename your master branch you have to create a new branch and then delete the old one:

  1. Use the context menu to create a new + new branch from master.
Use the context menu to create a new + new branch from master.

2. Chose a better name for your branch. main will do:

2. Chose a better name for your branch. main will do:

3. Set the new main branch as your new default branch:

3. Set the new main branch as your new default branch:

4. And finally, delete your old master branch.

4. And finally, delete your old master branch.

If you're also using Azure Pipelines (which you should if you're also using Azure Repos), you may need to fix a few other things as well, they're essentially the same as the ones you'll need to fix when using Azure Pipelines together with GitHub.