Azure DevOps Services

Azure DevOps Services
Formerly VSTS

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Score 8.6 out of 10
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Azure DevOps Services

Overview

What is Azure DevOps Services?

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.
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Pricing

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Azure Artifacts

$2

Cloud
per GB (first 2GB free)

Basic Plan

$6

Cloud
per user per month (first 5 users free)

Azure Pipelines - Self-Hosted

$15

Cloud
per extra parallel job (1 free parallel job with unlimited minutes)

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services
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Product Demos

Introduction to Azure DevOps
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Product Details

What is Azure DevOps Services?

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, along with the basic plan which includes:
  • Azure Pipelines: automatically builds and tests code, combines continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD)
  • Azure Boards: Work item tracking and Kanban boards
  • Azure Repos: Unlimited private Git repos
  • Azure Artifacts: 2 GB free per organization
The Basic + Azure Test Plans bundle can be used to allow users to test and ship with confidence using manual and exploratory testing tools.

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Introduction to Azure DevOps

Azure DevOps Services Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 8.1.

The most common users of Azure DevOps Services are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Dilip kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
Writing the Docker Images, Storing them in Azure Container Registry and then Deploying onto Azure Kubernetes Services is an Easier process which no other software/product is currently providing in the market. Best till date in terms of End to End deployment and maintaining after deployment.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
Azure DevOps is widely used because of its collaboration and integration with various other tools. Here the assign of the sub task is quite easy compare to Jira. Also Azure Devops can we integrate easily with Git for better code representation and versioning. It reporting is very much helpful for senior management to understand the project health.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
Azure DevOps is a completed product and ecosystem. It offers a robust ecosystem that does everything that is needed. The above products do lack features like pipelines tasks, third-party integrations. Besides all cloud benefits, the main advantage of Azure DevOps Services compared to Azure DevOps Server is the easier remote access for third-party team members, and always up-to-date software. And moreover, our organization is recommended to use Microsoft related products wherever we can.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
Currently, we use both products, however, we use more the Atlassian suite. We have started recently using Azure DevOps for specific implementations and projects. We don't have any plan yet to migrate all our projects to Azure DevOps, we may in the next couple of years. Azure DevOps covers most of our needs but we are still in the early stages
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
Beside all cloud benefits, the main advantage Azure DevOps Services compared to Azure DevOps Server is the easier remote access for third party team members, and always up to date software.
On the other hand, on prem deployment (Azure DevOps Server) makes complex access or deployment scenarios easier (when you have strong network/security constraints)
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We tested alternatives for Azure DevOps over time. We tested GitHub a while ago and back then lack of some features that now hast, like the project boards and private repositories. We will check GitHub next year.

We also tested AWS CodeCommit and found it very cryptic, especially when you try to add users to the repository, that experience was very frustrating.

So for now Azure DevOps is the best choice for us.

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The greatest strength of Azure DevOps Services (formerly VSTS) is that it's a one-stop solution for all agile project management instead of setting up bits of different software put together for each and every need. Azure DevOps Services (formerly VSTS) has a great ecosystem of products that are very well integrated and most of them are in use by my organization.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
I prefer Azure Devops over all other code repository / ci/cd systems that I've used in the past. All features are integrated into a single service (back log, repo mgmt, deployment pipelines, artifacts, etc.). The tools are easy to use and super powerful.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
Our company is already using a lot of Azure services and it makes more sense to start using Azure DevOps Services (formerly VSTS) when we needed a CI/CD tool. We tested different features of Azure DevOps Services (formerly VSTS) and found out that the build and release pipelines work perfectly with our development stack.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
One of the foremost reasons that acted in favor of Azure DevOps was its all-in-one packed web portal which enabled easy access to all the CI/CD tools and kits. Customizable screens, notifications via Teams/mails, project views, etc. Most other tools/products offer only part of the capabilities but not all.
Sean Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
While GitLab has the same features as Azure DevOps, and a potentially more competitive price, its project management features are a bit more primitive. It could be helpful for small projects, but ultimately for our larger projects we went with Azure DevOps. Bitbucket has good code management, but the pipelines tool is far more limited compared to Azure DevOps. Similarly, integrating with project management requires a JIRA license.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
Azure DevOps provides a full workflow from planning through to development through to production. After the acquisition of GitHub by Microsoft, GitHub is becoming more fully-featured with the features being ported becoming more polished in the transition. Both are great services, but it might be worth comparing and considering the option of GitHub.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
DevOps is more full-featured than its on-prem predecessor or any of the above with the possible exception of the Atlassian suite. I would say those two are roughly comparable. However, the ease of integration is much better with DevOps and other Microsoft products (although it has been a couple of years since I reviewed Atlassian). Again, if you are Microsoft-centric, DevOps is a no-brainer. If you are not, then Atlassian is definitely worth a look.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
They are really close. Azure DevOps is better because of the deep integration with Microsoft technologies. JIRA is better on the customization side. However, Azure DevOps is really improving on that front. They are releasing new features every other week now. Azure DevOps also has CI/CD build process built into the application.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
GitHub seemed to be more of an open-source development environment and made it a little challenge to keep our source private and onsite at our own facilities. Gitlab did not have the full Dev Ops pipeline and seemed to have a lot of different bugs when using it. We used the VSTS product and continue to use it when it became Azure DevOps and have not had the types of issues described.
Amy Liston | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Azure DevOps covers way more than just an awesome Agile storyboard. The widgets, the reporting, the interaction with Power BI and the features that hook into pull requests and DevOps in general, go way beyond what your competitors offer. I find Azure DevOps easy to navigate and anytime I have had a question or concern, I have received a quick, answer from tech support.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • IBM Rational ClearCase, Visual SourceSafe (Discontinued) and IBM ClearQuest
Azure DevOps offers full lifecycle management from ideas to development to test and release. Everything is in one place and has traceability from inception to release, maintenance and retirement. The other systems only offer small parts of what Azure DevOps has. They offer loose integrations, but your organization will be missing that full lifecycle traceability with these tools.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • AWS CodePipeline, Gitlab, Jenkins and Bamboo
Azure DevOps required the least amount of up front knowledge to get a pipeline up and running. Because of the built in activities, when I initially started working with this tool I didn't have to know anything other than where my code was stored. The rest was easy enough to figure out as I went. It didn't require me to build up any images to work, all of that was in an easy to use interface that was prebuilt and ready to go.
Kyle Kochtan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have utilized multiple products in the past such as SVN, Visual Source Safe, Team Foundation Server, GitHub and more. For end to end full life cycle development none of them could come close to Azure DevOps. We are in the process of migrating everything for these old platforms over to Azure DevOps.
Vinicius Lima | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Azure DevOps was developed to implement the DevOps methodology. Other products, such as Redmine, are usually adapted to the methodology and it nevers fully complies with it.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
If you are currently using Jenkins or Bitbucket as an ALM tool, then I would highly recommend taking a look at Azure DevOps as the integration to the Microsoft stack is extremely easy and versatile. Microsoft has invested heavily in getting this tool best in class with the support to match.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Compared to other tools we have used, Microsoft STS has been a much more complete tool. Communication, collaboration, tracking, management, automation, testing, speed to production—all these areas have been improved since we started using Microsoft STS. We have been looking for ways to be more transparent as a department too and Microsoft VSTS has helped in that journey.
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