Azure DevOps for large Enterprise
August 19, 2019

Azure DevOps for large Enterprise

Kyle Kochtan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS)

Azure DevOps is currently used across the organization. Currently not all groups and departments are utilizing it however we are in the process of rolling out to these groups. Azure DevOps has become our go to application for development. We are using it for full development life cycle, code repository, testing, deployment and verification.
  • Once set up it makes deployments to various environments a breeze
  • YAML backend is a huge plus
  • Large groups can work on the same solution seamlessly
  • More streamlined set up of CI/CD
  • Better error messaging to explain why sometimes a build is successful and sometimes not
  • Easier set up of deployment tools
  • Azure DevOps has allowed us to be much more agile with our deployments allowing us to save lots of money by not having to involve numerous teams to do deployments.
  • This has been a positive ROI as it allows our developers to manage the full life cycle.
  • We can now do break fix immediately and not when other users can get to it.
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.
Azure DevOps has both excellent paid support from Microsoft and plentiful support online. Microsoft has plentiful sites that show step by step how to do many functions and features. The forums are well stocked with lots of useful information and there are many third-party sites that can easily be found to help out as well.
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.
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.