Reasons To Choose Azure Devops

Azure DevOps contains everything you need to create end-to-end software. Use agile tools to plan your project, use Git (or TFVC) to manage your code, and help you deploy your code through the best CI / CD system on the planet.

Microsoft has recently announced the rebranding of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), the online version of Team Foundation Server. Here are some key reasons why customers choose Azure DevOps: TFS was originally a source code management tool that later became a platform for managing, testing, and publishing development projects. The implementation and application of DevOps technology can quickly bring value to customers in the form of innovative new products and enhancements. DevOps automates and accelerates software delivery. Azure provides an end-to-end automation solution for DevOps, including integrated security and monitoring. As a result, better products are delivered faster and satisfy customers. As a result, more and more customers are choosing Azure DevOps. Azure DevOps includes:

  • Azure Boards
  • Azure Repos
  • Azure Pipelines
  • Azure Artifacts


Azure Boards

Azure Boards is to Trello what Azure Repos is to GitHub: a cloud-native approach to managing tasks and workflows. Like Trello, Azure DevOps Boards features enables you to create clear visual interfaces for tracking who is responsible for which tasks within a DevOps organization (or various other kinds of projects).

Azure Repos

Being able to communicate and collaborate across teams is also critical for DevOps. To do this, you need not only scalable communication tools like Slack, but also a way to provide easy access to the code that your various teams are working on.

Azure Pipelines

A continuous delivery pipeline is a must-have for DevOps. In order to be effective, such a pipeline must automate most of the tasks required to deliver software, from development to deployment to production monitoring. The pipeline should also facilitate clear communication between the various teams that manage these tasks.

Azure DevOps Build Pipelines provides an easy way to set up such a pipeline. Pipelines provides a fully hosted, cloud-based environment for building, testing and deploying software.

Azure DevTest Labs

Being able to scale software delivery and automate time-consuming tasks like infrastructure provisioning, all without compromising software quality, is also important for doing DevOps well.

Azure Artifacts

Is a service where you can create package feeds to publish and consume Maven, npm, NuGet, Python, and universal packages. Azure Artifacts is billed on a consumption basis, and is free up until 2 GB of storage

Reasons To Choose Azure Devops

To Migrate to Azure DevOps

One of the top reasons I hear from customers about why they want to migrate to Azure DevOps is because they do not want to go through yet another TFS Upgrade.  With Azure DevOps – you let Microsoft handle that for you.  Once you migrate you will no longer have to go through hours of preparation and downtime associated with TFS upgrades.  With Azure DevOps you can focus on what’s important to you and your organization, delivering constant value to the business while letting Microsoft worry about reliability, upgrades and security.


To Migrate to Azure DevOps

With Azure DevOps, you have the latest features available brought to you in a scalable, reliable and globally available hosted service.  In addition, Microsoft releases new features every three weeks and you can view current documentation new and upcoming features.

To Migrate to Azure DevOps

If your company is using multiple tools (potentially JIRA or another tool for work item tracking, TFS for code repo, and a visual tool for dashboards and reporting), you can bring that all into one tool with Azure DevOps creating full transparency and traceability.  This enables various teams in an organization to look at the same tool and gather information in real time, something that is become less of a nice to have and more of a requirement in today’s world.