Azure DevOps Eases the Pain
February 15, 2020

Azure DevOps Eases the Pain

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS)

We are using Azure DevOps across most teams, leveraging both Kanban and Scrum methodologies. The tool is used for SDLC workflow, source control, and documentation.
  • Source control integration.
  • Templates for multiple Agile types.
  • Document management (implement something similar to Sharepoint libraries).
  • Streamlined permissions structure.
  • Streamlined the SDLC process.
  • Provided flexibility when determining the best Agile approach based on the team structure.
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.
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.

Do you think Azure DevOps Services (formerly VSTS) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Azure DevOps Services (formerly VSTS)'s feature set?

Yes

Did Azure DevOps Services (formerly VSTS) live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Azure DevOps Services (formerly VSTS) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Azure DevOps Services (formerly VSTS) again?

Yes

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.