"This is an all-in-one, one-stop shop, nothing comes close."
"Most of the features are very valuable for us, especially the source code control and task management."
"The most valuable feature is that we can run integrations with DevOps. From a QA perspective and a testing perspective, we can run those tests and integrate automation tools. Then we can run those tests as part of the deployment process. Every time we are deploying something, it automatically runs all the tests."
"The most valuable features are continuous integration and deployment, and simplicity."
"The simplicity and ease of use are two features that we have found to be most valuable."
"Typically the sprints themselves and managing the tasks have essentially eliminated our need for reporting."
"Microsoft Azure DevOps has been very good for creating pipelines, and all the solutions for creating task management for developers and for the business."
"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."
"The most valuable functionality is the ability to define the deployment process, schedule the deployment and automatically execute the deployments to different environments."
"The stability is good. I haven't experienced any issues."
"Stable solution that's good for automating the CI/CD pipeline: from development to production."
"Not all companies use the same methodology which could limit the use of this solution."
"Templates could be improved."
"As for room for improvement, more features need to be added to the classic pipeline. The build and release pipelines are present, but there has not been much improvement there."
"There are certain features, and reporting that can only be used in PowerBI, but not directly in DevOps."
"I would like to see DevOps have the ability to give us something with a compatibility or traceability matrix."
"The user management in the solution could improve."
"They have to add more features such as schedules and more flexibility in the platform."
"The test management section needs to be improved."
"The technical support of the solution could definitely be improved as PMRs take long to resolve."
"I would like to see more reporting for container architecture."
"The scalability of this application needs improvement. Changes and variations in the application become bottlenecks as they need to be more seamless and comfortable."
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:
Benefits of Microsoft Azure DevOps
Microsoft Azure DevOps offers many benefits, including:
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.”
IBM UrbanCode Deploy orchestrates and automates the deployment of applications, middleware configuration, and database changes into development, test, and production environments—local, dedicated or shared cloud environments—accelerating time to market and reducing cost by shrinking manual efforts from days to minutes with automation, while reducing risk by cutting deployment errors by up to 90 percent.
Microsoft Azure DevOps is ranked 1st in Release Automation with 93 reviews while UrbanCode Deploy is ranked 4th in Release Automation with 3 reviews. Microsoft Azure DevOps is rated 8.0, while UrbanCode Deploy is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure DevOps writes "Robust functionality, good integration, continually enhanced, and easy to scale". On the other hand, the top reviewer of UrbanCode Deploy writes "Stable solution which automates the CI/CD pipeline, but its scalability needs some improvement". Microsoft Azure DevOps is most compared with Jira, GitLab, TFS, ServiceNow IT Business Management and IBM Rational ALM, whereas UrbanCode Deploy is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, GitLab, Nolio Release Automation, Puppet Enterprise and HCL Launch. See our Microsoft Azure DevOps vs. UrbanCode Deploy report.
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