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.

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The most common users of Azure DevOps Services are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
- project management for Azure Board - code management for Azure repo - continuous integration and continuous delivery we have Azure pipelines - Artifact management we do have Azure Artifact - Test case management we have Azure test cases
Dilip kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Well Suited:
To Automate End to End Solution on any cloud.
Deploying End to End product with End to End Testing.
Maintaining all the Team's Efforts, bit much in Agile Methodology.

Less Appropriate:
Using Extra Software's when required is bit hard to Integrate.


Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As the other project tool management it is good because of the part of Azure family. Being a Microsoft tools it is quite compatible with the other azure products. Azure DevOps is very useful for the operational project to create all the user stories with the same task including various ad-hoc tasks
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Azure DevOps is well suited as a single platform for all DevOps processes. It has everything for a product from the repository, work items board, pipelines, test plans and execution, artifacts, etc. It has also a range of project numbers and pipeline execution time for free each month to help new developers or startups. It is appropriate for teams without DevOps members and standards.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In our case, Azure DevOps services is well suited with applications hosted on Azure, such as D365, on-premises or custom Applications are hard to implement, different aspects won't work properly. We are still new to using it, maybe we haven't found the best way to apply it.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
You can find the whole IT project lifecycle management in one place, including project management, code versioning, build and CI-CD pipelines, alongside with testing features and bug tracking.
You also have very useful out of the box dashboards that can also easily be customized, so that you can follow your project insights.
I also used - and recommend - another Microsoft product, built on Azure DevOps services, that is dedicated to Mobile Apps DevOps management, and that is really useful : AppCenter.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Azure DevOps Services is a great service. Its function as a code repository is great, and its integration with Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code lets you work in a natural way from these tools. MS Teams integration exists as far as we test it requires an Azure subscription, so it does not apply to the free 5 user tier.

We have been using it for at least 5 years and it's rock-solid in its function and always adds new options and features. We started using it because of its free 5 user private repositories function. Now GitHub does the same (and it's also from Microsoft) but Azure DevOps Services offers more options and tools, so we will stick with this service.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
All Microsoft ecosystem products are well integrated and support easier build automation. Especially if you use TFS and Visual Studio, this is very well suited. They are flexible in bringing open-source software build supports and have a great marketplace with lots of Azure DevOps Services (formerly VSTS) extensions available.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
if you need a CI/CD pipeline for your company, especially if you have already been using Microsoft Software Development Suite, Azure DevOps Services (formerly VSTS) is a very good choice. You can build a release pipeline very easily and deploy your applications very quickly. They are also easy to maintain, especially if you are a big company.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is well suited for large and distributed teams, developing cloud-native applications in a fast fail-fast approach. It will enable seamless development and support different platforms in integrations. It is of less value if the teams are small and located together and also in cases where the application runs on legacy software.
Sean Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Azure DevOps provide a great resource when you want a "soup to nuts" approach to building software and tracking its deployments and updates. Using the project board to create stories and tasks, you can easily create code branches in which to do the work, which provides a great audit trail to when bugs were fixed or features completed. By using the pipelines, you can allow automation to deploy completed work, track its history, and easily roll back if needs be.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Azure DevOps, on the whole, is very easy to set up and use if you have any experience with Agile processes. The initial barriers to entry are extremely low as the first 5 users can leverage the tool for free. I found the overall feature/functionality easier to use and more approachable than similar tools. It is also leaps and bounds better than TFS if you haven't looked at it in a while. If you are already a git user, this is directly integrated with git repos, making the transition easy. The tool is also integrated with many other Microsoft products, so if you are a Microsoft-centric shop, you can leverage the broader ecosystem.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
If you are looking at Azure DevOps, you know why you need this. It is an inexpensive development process software. You need a place to host your remote git repo. You want to be able to track work and reference it later. You want to build out a full CI/CD pipeline based on commits. This is not a simple ticket tracking system. If that is all you want, go elsewhere!
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
No matter how many developers you have within the company, a robust source code control/DevOps pipeline is a must. When a new software development project is needed it can be initiated within DevOps by any team member/manager. The project can be tracked from start to finish with alerts and message ability directly in the product. The QA team can also monitor and provide feedback directly within the product.
Amy Liston | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Before using Azure DevOps, the department was calculating metrics by hand. It was a very tedious process that, at times required duplicate effort. Once we added the online boards, we were able to let the cards automatically calculate dates and provide us with team metrics instantly. It is also great for being able to easily move features from one team to another. Before we added all teams in the same project, it would require us to re-enter the features. We move features around a lot so that has been a big help. I also like the board customization, not all of our teams follow the exact same Agile flow, so allowing each board to have its own columns, states, and notifications give flexibility to each team.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Although hosting Azure DevOps in-house with their on-prem version is manageable, it seems that Azure DevOps is better suited for development shops that are able to utilize the cloud version. That said, if your medium to large-sized company is like ours and need your ALM tools on-prem, be prepared to invest in multiple, full-time staff dedicated to administration if choosing Azure DevOps. For small companies, both cloud and on-prem versions are acceptable.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Azure DevOps is well suited for any platform you are running. In my case, it was a great Chef cookbook pipeline solution that required no overhead or setup, cost nothing, and worked great. It works well with on-prem systems, systems in Azure, systems in AWS, and even systems in Google Cloud. Honestly, it's a really great multi-platform tool in my opinion.
Kyle Kochtan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Azure DevOps is by far the leader out there. If you are a Microsoft shop there is no need to look elsewhere. This will handle everything you have with ease and then some. If you have older code then you may need to build some customizations to make it work but anything recent is seamless.
Vinicius Lima | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Azure DevOps allows you to start with DevOps methodology in a fast and easy way. The graphical interface is great and it is suitable to small and big teams. It really helps you to manage projects, tasks and teams.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Azure DevOps is great for daily releases to QA and allowing developers to deploy to their own local environments if needed. Additionally, it's great for use in container fleet management if you want to have instances that can be brought up and torn upon demand based on the pipeline you are trying to use.
Maria Sousa | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It's a great way to normalize DevOps wokflows, allowing you to replace lots of different tools and get the job done with a unified package. Testing support is second to none. If you're just focusing on development with version control, than Visual Studio packed with Git will probably cover all your needs.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
For development teams with a history of Microsoft tools alignment, Azure DevOps provides familiar patterns and interfaces. And for product management / product marketing users, the use of use of data entry and the Excel integration provide for easy on-ramps for learning and proficiency development. For teams that have used tools such as FogBugz, the boards and case layouts may take a little getting used to.
Agenor Roris Filho | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Team System is the best solution if you use Visual Studio Professional or Enterprise as your main development platform, especially if you have a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement. Even though it can be used with any development project management framework it is better in an informal environment using Scrum.
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