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Pros
"Permission separations mean that we can grant limited permissions for each team or team member."

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"I really like the Microsoft DevOps survey.""What I like the most about this product is that it's free and it's secure.""I definitely like the pipelines and the ease of management once you're in an enterprise.""Great project management feature and Git-based repository.""We are able to generate many different types of reports from Azure.""Before using this solution, we had to deploy our applications, from pre-production to production, manually.""The most valuable feature is that it's fully integrated, where we have a single place to do everything that we need.""We can forecast tasks and the number of hours a task will take and can compare it with how long a task actually takes."

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"The documentation really should be improved by including real examples and more setup cases."

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"The testing environment and different pipelining concepts can be improved.""It would be very useful if it had better integration with Microsoft Word because we would like to be able to define the priority requirement document and add it to different stages of the backlog.""All of the tests of the applications are done on the mobile or web interface and it could be improved.""The UI, the user experience, is challenging for newcomers.""When converting to DevOps, it was difficult to map.""It should have security features for scanning the code and checking it for vulnerability and security. Currently, I am using other tools for this. It should also have integration with other tools to improve security.""The user interface could be improved.""Requirements management is an area that can be improved."

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  • "It's an open-source and free tool."
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  • "The price is cheaper than Jira and some of the other competing tools."
  • "It is the least expensive product in this class."
  • "I find that the pricing is good, and it is competitive with the other vendors in the market."
  • "Microsoft Azure DevOps is free for up to five users and allows you to track a maximum of three projects."
  • "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."
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    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
    Adaptive ALM, Thoughtworks Go
    Azure DevOps, VSTS, Visual Studio Team Services, MS Azure DevOps
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    Overview
    GoCD is an open source continuous delivery server created by ThoughtWorks. GoCD offers businesses a first-class build and deployment engine for complete control and visibility. It was designed for continuous delivery and the concepts essential to this practice are built in at the core.

    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
    Ancestry.com, Barclay Card, AutoTrader, BT Financial Group, Gamesys, Nike, Vodafone, Haufe Lexware, Medidata, Hoovers
    Alaska Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Columbia, Skype
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Energy/Utilities Company14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Government7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise67%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise47%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites
    June 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Atlassian, Microsoft, Micro Focus and others in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites. Updated: June 2022.
    610,229 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    GoCD is ranked 14th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 1 review while Microsoft Azure DevOps is ranked 2nd in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 93 reviews. GoCD is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Azure DevOps is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of GoCD writes "User-friendly interface, good integration with LDAP, and has an easily-extendable open architecture". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure DevOps writes "Robust functionality, good integration, continually enhanced, and easy to scale". GoCD is most compared with GitLab, Jenkins, CircleCI, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and Bamboo, whereas Microsoft Azure DevOps is most compared with Jira, GitLab, TFS, ServiceNow IT Business Management and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform.

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