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Azure DevOps Server
Formerly Team Foundation Server

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What is Azure DevOps Server?

AzureDevOps Server (formerly Team Foundation Server, or TFS) is a test management and application lifecycle management tool, from Microsoft's Visual Studio offerings. To license Azure DevOps Server an Azure DevOps license and a Windows operating system license (e.g. Windows Server)…

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What is Azure DevOps Server?

AzureDevOps Server (formerly Team Foundation Server, or TFS) is a test management and application lifecycle management tool, from Microsoft's Visual Studio offerings. To license Azure DevOps Server an Azure DevOps license and a Windows operating system license (e.g. Windows Server) for each machine…

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What is Azure DevOps Server?

AzureDevOps Server (formerly Team Foundation Server, or TFS) is a test management and application lifecycle management tool, from Microsoft's Visual Studio offerings. To license Azure DevOps Server an Azure DevOps license and a Windows operating system license (e.g. Windows Server) for each machine running Azure DevOps Server.

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AzureDevOps Server (formerly Team Foundation Server, or TFS) is a test management and application lifecycle management tool, from Microsoft's Visual Studio offerings. To license Azure DevOps Server an Azure DevOps license and a Windows operating system license (e.g. Windows Server) for each machine running Azure DevOps Server.

Reviewers rate Usability highest, with a score of 8.7.

The most common users of Azure DevOps Server are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Azure Boards is fast to use once you have a good structure in place. You can create or modify each task type quickly. The consequence of that is that is it reduces your admin overhead so its a no-brainer to create lots of smaller tasks.
  • Azure Repos is simple to set up compared to other on prem solutions that we have used. Most options come out of the box including user management.
  • The Pipelines tool is very powerful, and you can quickly create your CI/CD pipelines. Simple to see the state of each pipeline at a glance.
  • Azure Boards can be daunting to set up. There are a lot of different features and if you don't know what you are doing it's easy to overcomplicate things.
  • If you have lots of similar Pipelines to create there is no way to template them, each one has to be created and managed separately. So if your target K8s cluster changes, you have to manually edit each Pipeline.
Melissa Bryant | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Simple tracking of progress throughout the project.
  • Perform project management duties with superior ability to set priorities and approve work.
  • In order to ensure that all of the project's requirements are met, a thorough test plan is necessary.
  • It doesn't work well with tools from other companies.
  • Improvements can be made to the user interface to make it more natural to use.
  • I also think capacity planning may use some fine-tuning.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • You can integrate it effortlessly with almost all Microsoft products
  • Supports Agile and can be used for version control
  • Bug tracking
  • Ease of use
  • I feel that because it's a Microsoft product, it integrates better with other Microsoft products too. Since mine is more of a Microsoft-based company, it's not a problem for me, but for others, you might want to consider this before making any decision
  • The user interface could have been better
  • Agile boards can be better
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Reporting Integration- Azure boards provides Kanban and other dashboard, their templates for easy management of project.
  • Project Pipeline- easy integration and development of CI/CD pipelines, helped in testing, releasing project artifacts.
  • Version Control- Integration with Git and code IDE made it easy to share, review our code, fix bugs and do testing.
  • Azure test plans can be improved to be more automated, existing generic templates can be added to create more test plan in different languages.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Integration and Extensibility Features.
  • Pipeline automations.
  • Configuration and flow of change requests workflows.
  • Configuration of Boards (backlogs).
  • Flexibility and ease of use of dashboards.
  • Change logs of items.
  • Expand automation options for iOS pipeline (include further triggers).
  • Mass handling of backlog items could be improved.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Organizes tasks with space for all the added context one would need (requirements, design links, etc.)
  • Ability to capture a backlog of items to better visualize a roadmap to help with planning/prioritizing.
  • Streamlines the work being done across a large project team with various specialists.
  • Intuitive to use with minimal learning curve for those new to the tool.
  • It is very utilitarian looking, maybe consider a more personable UI aesthetic
Christopher Sawyer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • All-in-one product (don't need a bunch of separate connected products)
  • Integrates easily with other Microsoft products
  • Can use git or its own version control with less steep learning curve
  • More stable than Atlassian products
  • No clear-cut way to track items in a release, especially if they are not code change related
  • Agile boards still lag behind Jira in terms of functionality
  • Bamboo and Confluence have nice features over DevOps Build and Sharepoint
Mark Orlando | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Azure DevOps easily handles our source code and works seamlessly with Visual Studio (our main development environment).
  • Our business analysts use its features to document and assign user stories for Agile-based projects.
  • Our deployment team uses Azure DevOps to push code from development to main to user acceptance and finally production.
  • For managing Agile projects, web-based navigation is terrible. There's no easy drop-down menu system you have to hunt and peck around to try and find pages to manage your hours.
  • Our management needs the ability to predict when development may finish a project. Azure DevOps fails here because it doesn't easily provide a feature to let you predict an end date and it doesn't easily provide you with a feature to export the data to Excel so you could plug-in a formula to calculate an end date.
  • The menu options for code management are sparse. It would be great if they had a feature to let you simply drag and drop folder structures.
Ross Borissov | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • End to end tracing of released artifacts
  • Scaled Agile Framework implementation with Azure DevOps backlog
  • Versatile and powerful pipelines as code
  • Ability to automatically link automated tests executions to Test Cases
  • A better file editor (like VS code) in the git repo UI
Jeffrey Staw | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • User story management
  • Integrations with other products
  • Reporting
  • It does not necessarily play very well with non-Microsoft stacks
  • Upgrades have been cumbersome; however, with the cloud offering, that is mostly off the table as a major issue
  • Some of the search functionality is unclear and difficult to use
  • Could have more pre-built templates; it offers so much it can be challenging at times
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Linking together all aspects of the application life cycle, from requirements to code to builds and test.
  • Trace-ability of all application life cycle via reports and queries.
  • Automated testing.
  • Flexibility of source code management. Centralized or distributed.
  • Upgrade paths could be handled better. Very difficult to upgrade with customization in place.
  • Capacity planning could be improved.
  • Dot Net framework 260 character path limit is ridiculous.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Organization of tasks per team member
  • Statistics provider for data related to capacity and output
  • Good UX/UI experience for clarity
  • Copy/Paste functionality could be improved
  • Ability to see all team members more clear visually
  • Sort feature on columns could be better
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It allows you to view the history of any piece of code. Shows the differences. If you are a good 'code archaeologist' you can figure out why things were changed and when.
  • It provides a repository of your code so you can reconstruct it in case of a catastrophe. With code history, you can restore the code as it was before some change that didn't work, was made.
  • The tickets it creates can be linked to the changes in the code. This adds an important element showing causation. This code change resolves or is associated with this ticket which includes the purpose of the change.
  • The way it uses workspaces is non-intuitive. I required help from our resident expert to get TFS set up initially.
  • Don't forget to refresh again and again. Yes, of course, you want the latest changes - you shouldn't have to remember to keep hitting that button.
  • Even though it uses a Microsoft SQL Server database to store its data, it uses the database in a non-standard way. Don't try to do the usual MS SQL backups - let TFS handle the backups.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It is compatible with so many services. You can deploy to GCP, AWS, and with any kind of developing language.
  • It has a clear developing logic. You build first and then deploy things to the destination you want.
  • When you develop with Microsoft products, you can do a lot more.
  • There is a little window tells you small jokes and information. It just annoys me.
  • The UI might use more careful design. it can be confusing when you want to find the thing you want.
  • There are small things can be added to improve productivity, such as cloning the whole agent job.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Not only does it provide a way to manage your code, but you can also do most of the other activities such as planning for a release, planning test cycles and, in a sense, true product management
  • The reporting is great out of the gate. They will enable you to draw insights into how the teams are managing and pushing the changes to production.
  • It integrates pipeline and DevOps, making it true life cycle management.
  • Most of the companies use AWS, GitHub, etc. and generally the support on the internet is relatively less.
  • Being a Microsoft service, it works very well with Microsoft apps.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Vast range of Template for Automated Build and Release Pipeline with option to have conditional triggers
  • Code repository mechanism is aligned with GIT which is a well known public repository system
  • Bug Management is also an integral feature of this tool
  • Dashboard creation option of Build and Release pipeline is also available
  • Can add more build templates for specific technology requirements
  • Can have more features in dashboards which can help dev teams stream line their tasks and priorities
  • Can have raise alarm feature in case of any sort of failure in devops pipeline execution
Vaibhav Choksi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • TFS makes it easier to build technical features and acceptance criteria that different team members of Product Manager, Engineering, Quality Assurance, and Release Management.
  • It enables the product managers to review technical backlog, prioritize features and go to market that helps improve key performance indicators.
  • It provides seamless integration with Microsoft products like SharePoint, IIS, Visual Studio that helps integrate and exchange data.
  • TFS UI could improve like some of its major competitors with fewer options on the same UI page. TFS tries to offer too many options on the same UI.
  • Development in branches is hard to achieve and TFS has a room for improvement.
  • Integration with non-Microsoft is difficult. TFS could provide easier integration with other product lines to improve acceptability.
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