About Azure DevOps Services

Azure DevOps Services enables businesses to handle agile planning, collaboration, prioritization and repository management processes. The platform allows users to streamline release management, testing, package management and repository management operations. Azure DevOps Services offers a host of features including reporting, approval workflows, portfolio management, an activity dashboard, file management and more. Additionally, it lets administrators manage workflows, run multiple pipelines in parallel on Linux, macOS and Windows and deploy containers to Kubernetes. Azure DevOps Services comes with an application programming interface (API), which facilitates integration with several third-party platforms such as GitHub, Sentry, 7pace Timetracker, Docker, Slack and more. The platform is available to users for free and on monthly subscriptions. Support is extended via documentation, helpdesk and other online measures.
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Azure DevOps Services pricing

Azure DevOps Services has a free version and offers a free trial. Azure DevOps Services paid version starts at US$6.00/month.

Starting Price:
US$6.00/month
Free Version:
Yes
Free trial:
Yes

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Azure DevOps Services Reviews for UK Users

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.4
Functionality
4.5
Ease of Use
4.1
Customer Support
4.2
5 reviews of 96 View all reviews
Mo
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 12/02/2022

Great deployment agent for Azure

We are automating a lot of tasks with Azure DevOps and saving our teams a lot of time doing repetitive tasks. The ability to create workflow like pipelines has saved us days of work and continues to keep automating tasks for us. It is like having another team member doing things...

Pros

My favorite is that their API can be used to do almost anything in the GUI, we use it heavily to store values across pipelines. The other option we use a lot is secure files for our certs, ssh keys and other text files containing important information which is encrypted and not output in clear test. Another thing that I like about Azure DevOps is that you can use it with any of the products that are on the market we use it heavily with Ansible to the point that we are able to get Ansible-tower like functionality without the extra license. Every day the community makes it easier by adding tasks to simplify working with inputs and outputs for example Terraform state file management, Ansible secrets, Packer Image Builder, etc. I can go on and on but the other major integration is with Security where we can scan our code at the time we commit and before running on our pipelines.

Cons

I cannot find a specific con but I can see alerts about service availability about once per month but hasn't affected my usability.

Alternatives Considered

Jenkins

Reasons for Choosing Azure DevOps Services

Microsoft Integration

Switched From

Jenkins
Rogier
  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

4
Reviewed on 28/04/2021

Top end quality

Very flat learning curve means that everybody can start working with it right from the start, learning more complex things along the way. As a developer you have better things to do than to learn yet another new product that should just be there to support the "real" work (developing). Devops is perfect from that perspective.

Pros

Devops is not just devops... it's total devops. A whole suite of things from release management, build automation, time management, ticketing, scrum and task boarding to source repository. I don't think anything is left out. It's all very much connected, which means for instance that creating a new branche can become a new ticket that is automatically placed on a task board etc.

Cons

I don't think anything is missing, but at some points it's not very intuitive. I still have to search every time to get to specific features of my build and release configuration.
Security features are very good, but there too I find myself trying to understand how it works every time again.

Alex
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
0

4
Reviewed on 22/07/2022

Great

The ability to manage your CI/CD pipeline, your repository, your pull requests and your issues all in one place has made devops very enjoyable to use. It feels like a more mature version of Github.

Pros

- Pull Requests and Pipelines work very well together. Setting up a branch policies to depend on certain pipelines is very easy.
- You can copy any image and past it in any text box, and devops will automatically upload and convert it to an image URL

Cons

- The inconsistent text composition can be very frustrating. Markdown should be supported everywhere, but it's only available in Pull Requests.
- Debugging failing CI builds can be difficult. As far as I know, there's no way to ssh into a container to diagnose the issue. Your only option is to update the yml and hope it works.

Alternatives Considered

Jira

Reasons for Choosing Azure DevOps Services

Github lacked many features for issue management. We weren't interested in integrating github with another PM tool.

Switched From

GitHub
Diksha
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
3
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
0

3
Reviewed on 07/06/2021

A basic functional Review

Overall experience is neutral.
Looking forward if they improve the product.

Pros

The software has many advantages -
1. Complete bundle/package to push a build on production.
2.Can keep all the builds/production code with versioning.
3.Bug, User story, accès rights are very well segregated.
4. From assigning a new user story to making a task and assigning bug the process is complete, you do not need any other software to manage the team.
5.Can be easily integrated with GitHub too(if you have paid version of both)
6.Security wise a good and trustable product.

Cons

There are some cons too which I felt-
1. Firstly the azure dashboard takes too long to load/ refresh (without any wifi/internet issue).
2. Many times it just stuck on a single page.
3. As they are providing a complete package of multiple functionality , the smooth user interface is missing. Literally many times you just have to search for a single things and you will be puzzled in the complete dashboard.
4.If you have a lot of number of projects ongoing and you are part of a big project with multiple members, the user story is not very clear.
5. Options of "not replicable" and many options are missing in bug lifecycle. They should add more lifecycle to task and bugs for better clarity.

Mirza
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 06/05/2022

Azure DevOps Services - all you need in one place

All in all, it is a very good product, I think Microsoft is going in the right direction I just hope they continue to improve it, it's way better than the old Team Foundation Server.

Pros

Integration with other Microsoft products and the fact that you can do everything in it without having to add anything else, you can manage projects, have source-control, develop software, manage release, integrate automation into your build pipeline, manage manual tests, etc.

Cons

I wish Test Plans had a cheaper tier or maybe a free plan with basic features, quite pricey this way.

Alternatives Considered

Wrike, Rally and Asana

Reasons for Choosing Azure DevOps Services

Azure DevOps had all we needed out of the box.

Switched From

Jira

Reasons for Switching to Azure DevOps Services

The team really like it and after trying them all out we went with Azure DevOps Services.

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