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Confluence

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Score 8.1 out of 101

Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

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Likelihood to Recommend

Confluence

Confluence is very good in situations where you need to share with the customer what are your instructions and procedures to resolve a specific problem. When asked, you only need to send him the knowledge-base article as a proof of work. We also use it to share this kind of information with the overseas team, as we are in a country and some of our coworkers live in another country far away.
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Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

Azure DevOps is well suited if you have a big team that is collaborating their codes and need to have devops pipeline for all build and release work. Also since this tool provides bug management facility, you don't need to purchase any other tool for that purpose. Moreover if you have your infrastructure built over Azure cloud then this is a best match for your requirements as it integrates well with it.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Confluence
7.5
Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)
Task Management
Confluence
7.8
Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)
Gantt Charts
Confluence
7.6
Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)
Scheduling
Confluence
7.0
Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)
Workflow Automation
Confluence
7.6
Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)
Mobile Access
Confluence
7.4
Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)
Search
Confluence
7.5
Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)
Visual planning tools
Confluence
7.7
Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

Communication

Confluence
7.9
Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)
Chat
Confluence
6.4
Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)
Notifications
Confluence
8.4
Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)
Discussions
Confluence
8.3
Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)
Surveys
Confluence
7.0
Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)
Internal knowledgebase
Confluence
8.9
Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Confluence
6.0
Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Confluence
8.8
Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)
Integrates with Outlook
Confluence
9.3
Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

File Sharing & Management

Confluence
8.2
Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)
Versioning
Confluence
9.0
Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)
Video files
Confluence
7.5
Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)
Audio files
Confluence
8.2
Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)
Document collaboration
Confluence
8.6
Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)
Access control
Confluence
8.6
Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)
Advanced security features
Confluence
8.5
Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)
Integrates with Google Drive
Confluence
7.3
Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)
Device sync
Confluence
8.0
Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

Pros

Confluence

  • Collaboration. Confluence allows our entire organization to collaborate together. Instead of storing files and documents in folders, Confluence stores the files including versions, allows comments and context to be added, assigns permissions, and tracks workflows all in one place.
  • Organization. Confluence is great at keeping everything organized. Assuming you set up your structure properly, it is easy to find your place in Confluence. Furthermore, the search engine allows you to search the entire instance for information.
  • Notification. Confluence sends email notifications when you are referenced by someone else, assigned a duty, or any change is made to a page or group that you are subscribed to.
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Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

  • The consolidation of issues is extremely useful for us. Having one place where all bugs are entered has helped our business process immensely.
  • Being able to query data regarding user stories, bugs and code is extremely helpful. As well, using the visual tools built into the system can help with messaging regarding the status of a project.
  • Being able to monitor code deployments is extremely helpful. Since we are managing multiple environments, this tool makes it easy to see what is happening where.
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Cons

Confluence

  • Atlassian is not intuitive for the user. Several of our staff who have not received training on the platform find that it is not user-friendly.
  • Posting on Atlassian can also take more time than expected due to the plethora of options available.
  • Atlassian Confluence does not always look the same in different internet browsers. In talking with a co-worker, he told me it works best on Chrome. My computer has IE and Chrome, so I have to be sure I am using Chrome when I log into Confluence.
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Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

  • The older versions of TFS are more lacking in the web version-- if you aren't updated to 2015 or above I believe, a lot of the web features are not available (like bulk update). You really have to keep up to date with TFS for the best features, and it's no simple task to migrate your entire instance of TFS from an older version to a newer version.
  • VSTS is supposed to be a virtual version of TFS that we've been looking into, but it severely limits customization options for ticket templates and workflows. It would be nice for VSTS to eventually carry that customization over so we could feel more comfortable switching to "the cloud" so to speak.
  • Queries are a very powerful tool, but normal business users struggle to understand how they can best utilize this tool to analyze tickets. Because of the permissions structure in all companies I have been a part of, I've never been able to save my custom queries to a public folder in TFS for business/project users. Instead, I have to take time to train these users and give them guidance on how to best create queries for their needs. This is admittedly a business process issue, but it could potentially also be resolved with some good training/guidance around queries provided by TFS themselves.
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Likelihood to Renew

Confluence

Confluence 10.0
Based on 15 answers
I am confident that Atlassian can come with additional and innovative macros and functions to add value to Confluence. In 6 months, Atlassian transformed a good collaborative tools into a more comprehensive system that can help manage projects and processes, as well as "talk" with other Atlassian products like Jira. We are in fact learning more about Jira to evaluate a possible fit to complement our tool box.
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Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Because we are a Microsoft Gold Partner we utilize most of their software and we have so much invested in Team Foundation Server now it would take a catastrophic amount of time and resources to switch to a different product.
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Usability

Confluence

Confluence 8.4
Based on 9 answers
It's overall pretty straightforward and intuitive. You get a simple editing window that presents a live view of your formatted document, plus a toolbar for formatting options. If you're familiar with any word processing program (Google Docs, Word, etc) you should be able to master Confluence without much (if any) difficulty.
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Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS) 8.5
Based on 3 answers
Azure DevOps Server or TFS is a complete suite in itself. From Developer's machine where the code is developed to the production environment where the code is meant to run it take care of complete flow within itself. It acts as a code repository you can check-in check-out codes using GIT interface. It also acts as a Build and Automation Test tool which can help you to judge sanctity of your code. It further acts as a release manager to deploy your application to the production environment. And all these steps can also be performed without any manual intervention with the option to have approval processes. Hence its a perfect blend of all set of tools and capabilities required to bring code to production.
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Performance

Confluence

Confluence 9.7
Based on 4 answers
Pages load very quickly, which makes it useful for quickly obtaining information. The search functionality is also very quick and is able to parse through all of the documents to provide the most relevant results for the query. Other information based software gets bogged down, but so far Atlassian Confluence maintains its performance.
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Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Confluence

Confluence 8.5
Based on 18 answers
I have not had a lot of support experiences with Atlassian, but of the few I have, I wasn't very satisfied with the results. I found that multiple people would respond to the issue at various stages, requiring re-communication (even though the support system stores everything and shows it to both them and you). Often responses came at odd hours, resulting in 24+ hour turnaround on basic responses, even if you respond right away. Support often asks you to do things which require downtime, and don't seem sympathetic if your organization requires that downtime to be done off-hours. This makes it difficult to resolve issues in a timely manner, if at all.I must note that I have not opened a support incident with them in close to 2 years, and it's my understanding from colleagues that there has been much improvement. My comments and ratings reflect my older experiences.
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Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS) 9.0
Based on 7 answers
Microsoft supports its products well. Considering the complexity of managing all the software built by a corporation, DevOps is perfect. It never messes up code merges - an incredible feat by itself. There is certainly room for improvement in the product, but considering it brings agile project management features, software deployment and source code management in one package it really can't be beaten.
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Implementation

Confluence

Confluence 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Do research beforehand and, if possible, do a trial run before implementing into production environment.
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Alternatives Considered

Confluence

For our needs, Confluence absolutely blew both SharePoint and Google Docs out of the water. We were able to get more granular security than with SharePoint while maintaining the collaborative tool sets found in both SharePoint and Google Docs. Additionally, the integration into tools we already had in place, rather than needing to jerry-rig a solution that would "work", was a critical deciding factor.
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Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

No tool was all encompassing - always one tool for code management and a separate tool for Requirements and test cases. Testing tools such as HP did not have a code module so code and defects were in two separate tools. Code repositories such as source save do not have a defect module so code cannot be directly linked.
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Return on Investment

Confluence

  • Overall, I think the impact of Confluence has been positive. As a remote team, it simplifies process and communication for us.
  • Confluence streamlines group work and tasks to make it clear who is doing what they should be doing
  • Some of my employees do complain that confluence is hard to use and that they can't navigate around very well.
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Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

  • Time to completion for projects has significantly gone down by 15% and that number changes as more people are trained and are comfortable with TFS.
  • Change Management and Approvals are easier to access.
  • More projects are implementing SCRUM methodologies for applications
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Pricing Details

Confluence

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Azure DevOps Server (formerly TMS)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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