You can start a deployment manually if you are not using branches and are working directly in rulesets. You can also start a deployment manually if you do not want deployments to start automatically when branches are merged.
- In the navigation pane, click , and then click Start deployment for the pipeline that you want to start.
- In the Start deployment dialog box, provide a description of the deployment. You can use this field to tag a deployment with a version note, such as alpha, beta, pilot, or RC. Click Submit to start the deployment.