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We performed a comparison between Atlassian ALM and Microsoft Azure DevOps based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out what your peers are saying about Atlassian, Microsoft, Micro Focus and others in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites.
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  • "It is a subscription model and I only pay for what I use."
  • "The price of this solution is fair."
  • "With Azure, you have to pay for every user."
  • "As a Microsoft Partner, you get a discount on the pricing. Licensing costs are around $80 a month for DevOps, but for Azure, it is about $200 a month."
  • "The price is reasonable, but of course, you can find others that are cheaper such as Atlassian."
  • "The main agile features are very expensive."
  • "Most of the things that we need and use are incorporated in the corporate solution — there are no additional costs."
  • "I don't know what we pay, but I do know what I've seen online. If we switched to JIRA, we will basically have to double our costs because we still have to pay for the DevOps licensing. We're probably spending $100 a month on it. It has only standard licensing fees."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The main power of this tool is the integration between the different products of the Atlassian suite. We have good integration with work management with Java. This is the major strength from this… more »
    Top Answer:There is a community edition available, but if the price were lower for the addons then more people would use the full version.
    Top Answer:For project management, the scheduling of the project tasks should be simplified because it's complex and too rigid using the Atlassian Portfolio .
    Top Answer:Jira is a great centralized tool for just about everything, from local team management to keeping track of products and work logs. It is easy to implement and navigate, and it is stable and scalable… more »
    Top Answer:TFS and Azure DevOps are different in many ways. TFS was designed for admins, and only offers incremental improvements. In addition, TFS seems complicated to use and I don’t think it has a very… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is automation with version control.
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    Also Known As
    Azure DevOps, VSTS, Visual Studio Team Services, MS Azure DevOps
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    Overview

    How to use Atlassian to manage application lifecycle

    Atlassian builds software to pull together all the elements of application lifecycle management. Product management, developers, Q/A, dev ops, and business stake holders all have their own ways of interacting with application lifecycle management and Atlassian splits up the process into a few buckets.

    1) Collaborate to plan and envision work

    Atlassian's Confluence is a collaboration platform for building and driving consensus. Call stake holders in to give approval, comment on, and share pages and integrate with the rest of the development toolchain.

    2) Build and track roadmaps

    Atlassian's JIRA Software offers incredibly flexible project management with custom workflows, plugins, and high visibility rollups through JIRA Portfolio. Issues can be embedded right in confluence, or be used to kick off new branches in version control. Keep everyone on the same page with project progress. 

    3) Track and deploy code

    Atlassian's Bitbucket is the world's most robust Git solution. The ability to deploy multiple-nodes with failover, global mirroring for super fast clones, and powerful code review control set it apart from competition. Bitbucket also has a mature plugin and hooks system that allows extensions and connection to a suite of CI software. 

    4) Support and Iterate

    Track support requests, bugs, and route users in the right direction with JIRA Service Desk. With the same custom workflow engine as JIRA Software, a tight integration with the rest of the stack, and a knowledge base function make it a powerful addition to the ALM stack. 

    5) Tie it together

    ChatOps helps tie every part of the ALM together. Get stake holders in the same room to manage a project, teams in the same page to manage their work, or plugin automated members to report on CI status, pull requests, page changes in Confluence, or bug reports. Like every piece of Atlassian's ALM there is a mature API for extending plugins and everything can be hosted behind your own firewall. 



    Microsoft Azure DevOps is a cloud service that enables developers to collaborate on code development projects and create and deploy applications quicker than ever before. The service helps unite developers, project managers, and software development experts through a collaborative experience while using the application. For the users' convenience, Azure DevOps offers the user cloud services through Azure DevOps Services or an on-premises service using Azure DevOps Server. In addition, it supports integration with additional services and adding extensions, including the ability for the user to create their own custom extensions. 

    Azure DevOps provides a variety of unified features that can be accessed through their web browser or IDE client, such as:

    • Azure Pipelines - Develop and deploy services to support ongoing application integration and delivery. Azure pipelines, which work with almost every project type and most languages, will automatically test code projects in order to make them available to others.

    • Azure Artifacts - Share packages and integrate package sharing between teams. Packages include NuGet, npm, and Maven, in addition to other private and public sources. Developers can now share and consume packages with other developers from different public registries.

    • Azure Repos - Offers source control of your code through Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) or Git repositories. Developers can now keep track of any changes that are made in their code over the course of their project.

    • Azure Test Plans - Offers continuous and manual/exploratory app testing through several tools. Test Suites, or a collection of Test Cases, are grouped together in a container called a Test Plan.

    • Azure Boards - Provides a suite of Agile tools to track work, support planning, code defects, and general issues while using Kanban and Scrum software. Teams are in need of tools that are flexible and will help them grow. Azure Boards is a service that helps developers manage their software projects. 

    Benefits of Microsoft Azure DevOps

    Microsoft Azure DevOps offers many benefits, including:

    • A quick setup and easy deployment
    • An elastic scale
    • Exceptional security
    • No-maintenance operations
    • Effortless collaboration through domains
    • The ability to create and deploy products faster than traditional software

    Reviews from Real Users

    Microsoft Azure DevOps stands out among its competitors for a variety of reasons. Two major ones are its ability to forecast how long each task will take and the ability for users to follow the entire development process.

    PeerSpot viewers note the effectiveness of this solution. An executive chief operating officer for a cloud provider notes, “We can forecast tasks and the number of hours a task will take and can compare it with how long a task actually takes.” 

    Carlos H., a product and system director at SPCM, writes, “I think the most usable thing is that you can follow the whole progress of the development process. This makes it very useful for us.”

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    Sample Customers
    Facebook, NASA, Cisco, eBay, Redfin, Toyota, Kaiser Permanente, Gilt, CSIRO, Autodesk, The Daily Telegraph, CODE, Illumnia
    Alaska Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Columbia, Skype
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise75%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise49%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
    Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites
    December 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Atlassian, Microsoft, Micro Focus and others in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites. Updated: December 2022.
    655,994 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Atlassian ALM is ranked 21st in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites while Microsoft Azure DevOps is ranked 2nd in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 83 reviews. Atlassian ALM is rated 0.0, while Microsoft Azure DevOps is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure DevOps writes "Robust functionality, good integration, continually enhanced, and easy to scale". Atlassian ALM is most compared with Jira, Polarion ALM, TFS, Rally Software and IBM Rational ALM, whereas Microsoft Azure DevOps is most compared with Jira, GitLab, TFS, ServiceNow Strategic Portfolio Management and Asana.

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