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Azure DevOps

Published: Nov 14, 2018
Last Updated: Oct 28, 2020
Oct 2020
Trial?

Azure DevOps services contain a set of managed services, including hosted Git repos, CI/CD pipelines, automated testing tooling, backlog management tooling and artifact repository. We've seen our teams getting more experience in using this platform with good results, which means Azure DevOps is maturing. We particularly like its flexibility; it allows you to use the services you want even if they're from different providers. For instance, you could use an external Git repository while still using the Azure DevOps pipeline services. Our teams are especially excited about Azure DevOps Pipelines. Nevertheless, all the services offer a good developer experience that helps our teams deliver value.

Nov 2019
Assess?

Azure DevOps services include a set of managed services such as hosted Git repos, CI/CD pipelines, automated testing tooling, backlog management tooling and artifact repository. Azure DevOps Pipelines have been maturing over time. We particularly like its ability to define Pipelines as code and its ecosystem of extensions on the Azure DevOps marketplace. At the time of writing, our teams are still running into a few immature features, including lack of an effective UI for pipeline visualization and navigation and the inability to trigger a pipeline from artifacts or other pipelines.

Nov 2018
Assess?

Azure DevOps services include a set of managed services such as hosted Git repos, CI and CD pipelines and artifact repository. Azure DevOps services have replaced Visual Studio Team Services. We've had a good experience in starting projects quickly with Azure DevOps services—managing, building and releasing applications to Azure. We've also run into a few challenges—such as lack of full support for CI and CD pipeline as code, slow build agent startup time, separation of build and release into different pipelines—and experienced a few downtimes. We're hoping that Azure DevOps services improve over time to provide a good developer experience when hosting applications on Azure, with a frictionless experience integrating with other Azure services.