Azure DevOps Services vs. TeamCity

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure DevOps Services
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS, Microsoft Visual Studio Team System) is an agile development product that is an extension of the Microsoft Visual Studio architecture. Azure DevOps includes software development, collaboration, and reporting capabilities.
$2
per GB (first 2GB free)
TeamCity
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
TeamCity is a continuous integration server from Czeck company JetBrains.N/A
Pricing
Azure DevOps ServicesTeamCity
Editions & Modules
Azure Artifacts
$2
per GB (first 2GB free)
Basic Plan
$6
per user per month (first 5 users free)
Azure Pipelines - Self-Hosted
$15
per extra parallel job (1 free parallel job with unlimited minutes)
Azure Pipelines - Microsoft Hosted
$40
per parallel job (1,800 minutes free with 1 free parallel job)
Basic + Test Plan
$52
per user per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azure DevOps ServicesTeamCity
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Azure DevOps ServicesTeamCity
Considered Both Products
Azure DevOps Services
Chose Azure DevOps Services
VSTS is the best integrated tracking and deployment software for a pure Microsoft shop. It has some weaknesses, the builds aren't as easy to configure as TeamCity and the security setup is needlessly convoluted, but it is a solid offering.
Chose Azure DevOps Services
Graphically it overtakes the grade of traceability of artifacts delivered to environments More user-friendly to orchestrate the deliveries.
TeamCity
Chose TeamCity
Jenkins relies on being open source as the primary driver for its success. This low cost is a huge factor for many companies, both small and large. The professional, free tier of TeamCity offers a huge amount of growth before ever needing to pay anything. I personally also find …
Chose TeamCity
While TeamCity is more limited product than VSTS (VSTS includes a git repository), it is easier to use and better priced.
Chose TeamCity
TeamCity is a great on-premise Continuous Integration tool.
Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) is a hosted SAAS application in Microsoft's Cloud.
VSTS is a Source Code Repository, Build and Release System, and Agile Project Management Platform - whereas TeamCity is a Build and …
Chose TeamCity
TeamCity is the best combination of price and full features. It has a good web UI and doesn't need a lot of manual configuration files, but it still is incredibly extensible and can do just about any build or release task you set it at. If it can't do it, the odds are it has a …
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Azure DevOps ServicesTeamCity
Small Businesses
Docker
Docker
Score 9.1 out of 10
GitLab
GitLab
Score 8.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
AWS CodePipeline
AWS CodePipeline
Score 9.2 out of 10
GitLab
GitLab
Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprises
AWS CodePipeline
AWS CodePipeline
Score 9.2 out of 10
GitLab
GitLab
Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Azure DevOps ServicesTeamCity
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(66 ratings)
10.0
(18 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure DevOps ServicesTeamCity
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
ADO is well suited for the visibility of day-to-day tasks and responsibilities as well as things such as Features, user stories, etc. Off the top of my head, I can't think of any scenario where it might not be well suited, as you can customize ADO to your liking to a degree.
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JetBrains
TeamCity is very quick and straightforward to get up and running. A new server and a handful of agents could be brought online in easily under an hour. The professional tier is completely free, full-featured, and offers a huge amount of growth potential. TeamCity does exceptionally well in a small-scale business or enterprise setting.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Flexible Requirements Hierarchy Management: AZDO makes it easy to track items such as features or epics as a flat list, or as a hierarchy in which you can track the parent-child relationship.
  • Fast Data Entry: AZDO was designed to facilitate quick data entry to capture work items quickly, while still enabling detailed capture of acceptance criteria and item properties.
  • Excel Integration: AZDO stands out for its integration with MS Excel, which enables quick updates for bulk items.
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JetBrains
  • TeamCity provides a great integration with git, especially Bitbucket.
  • When a new code release (build) fails TeamCity has a great tool for investigation and troubleshooting.
  • TeamCity provides a user-friendly interface. While some technical knowledge is required to use TeamCity, the design helps simply things.
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Cons
Microsoft
  • Column sorting when in filtered states.
  • A way to show cross-team dependencies.
  • A customized "From" field for notifications. Sometimes when a mail comes from Azure DevOps the teams do not realize that I am sending it
  • A way to do online poker that doesn't require a plug-in.
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JetBrains
  • The customization is still fairly complex and is best managed by a dev support team. There is great flexibility, but with flexibility comes responsibility. It isn't always obvious to a developer how to make simple customizations.
  • Sometimes the process for dealing with errors in the process isn't obvious. Some paths to rerunning steps redo dependencies unnecessarily while other paths that don't are less obvious.
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Likelihood to Renew
Microsoft
I don't think our organization will stray from using VSTS/TFS as we are now looking to upgrade to the 2012 version. Since our business is software development and we want to meet the requirements of CMMI to deliver consistent and high quality software, this SDLC management tool is here to stay. In addition, our company uses a lot of Microsoft products, such as Office 365, Asp.net, etc, and since VSTS/TFS has proved itself invaluable to our own processes and is within the Microsoft family of products, we will continue to use VSTS/TFS for a long, long time.
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JetBrains
No answers on this topic
Usability
Microsoft
Azure DevOps is a powerful, complex cloud application. As such there are a number of things it does great and something where there is room for improvement. One of those areas would be in usability. In my opinion it relies too much on search. There is no easy way to view all projects or to group them in a logical way. You need to search for everything.
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JetBrains
No answers on this topic
Performance
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
JetBrains
TeamCity runs really well, even when sharing a small instance with other applications. The user interface adequately conveys important information without being overly bloated, and it is snappy. There isn't any significant overhead to build agents or unit test runners that we have measured.
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Support Rating
Microsoft
When we've had issues, both Microsoft support and the user community have been very responsive. DevOps has an active developer community and frankly, you can find most of your questions already asked and answered there. Microsoft also does a better job than most software vendors I've worked with creating detailed and frequently updated documentation.
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JetBrains
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Microsoft
Was not part of the process.
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JetBrains
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
Microsoft Planner is used by project managers and IT service managers across our organization for task tracking and running their team meetings. Azure DevOps works better than Planner for software development teams but might possibly be too complex for non-software teams or more business-focused projects. We also use ServiceNow for IT service management and this tool provides better analysis and tracking of IT incidents, as Azure DevOps is more suited to development and project work for dev teams.
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JetBrains
TeamCity is a great on-premise Continuous Integration tool. Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) is a hosted SAAS application in Microsoft's Cloud. VSTS is a Source Code Repository, Build and Release System, and Agile Project Management Platform - whereas TeamCity is a Build and Release System only. TeamCity's interface is easier to use than VSTS, and neither have a great deployment pipeline solution. But VSTS's natural integration with Microsoft products, Microsoft's Cloud, Integration with Azure Active Directory, and free, private, Source Code repository - offer additional features and capabilities not available with Team City alone.
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • It provides a great IDE to make things easier, clear, and compact. It has always been a positive ROI
  • It's worth the money. I don't think any other software could replace the VS. It has helped us a lot to making things ready on time
  • The only thing I dislike is that it takes a lot of memory space when in an idle state
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JetBrains
  • TeamCity has greatly improved team efficiency by streamlining our production and pre-production pipelines. We moved to TeamCity after seeing other teams have more success with it than we had with other tools.
  • TeamCity has helped the reliability of our product by easily allowing us to integrate unit testing, as well as full integration testing. This was not possible with other tools given our corporate firewall.
  • TeamCity's ability to include Docker containers in the pipeline steps has been crucial in improving our efficiency and reliability.
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