Microsoft Azure DevOps Pros

CR
Assurance Manager at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
They have been lately adding features to the services on a regular basis. Every two weeks, they are adding functionality to Azure DevOps Services to match it with what Azure DevOps Server or on-prem would offer. So, we continue to get more robust functionality. My favorite right now is that they are starting to open up the API availability within Azure DevOps Services. Another thing that I like about Azure DevOps is that you can use it with any of the products that are on the market. You can integrate it with Jenkins and other open-source products to complete that fully functional CI, CD, CT, CM, and CS pipeline. It continues to enhance.
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AC
Service Delivery Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable features of Microsoft Azure DevOps are high-level protection. The protection is very important to the customers to prevent eavesdropping. eavesdropping is when a hacker tries to get into the solution. With this solution is it difficult for them to do it.
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EC
IT Project Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
I like the fact that there is built-in Power BI. Both are Microsoft tools. So, you can incorporate dashboard capabilities.
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Microsoft Azure DevOps
November 2022
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Mitch Tolson - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Robotics at Fresh Consulting
The extensibility of the work item forms and customizations as well as the backend API to query the data, et cetera, and manipulate the data programmatically are all very valuable aspects of the product.
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CW
Software Engineering Manager at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This is an all-in-one, one-stop shop, nothing comes close.
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KA
Chief Operating Officer Executive at a cloud provider with 11-50 employees
Stable and scalable solution for work planning and code collaboration. It's fast, and it offers a good user experience.
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BG
Chief Digital Officer (CDO) at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Typically the sprints themselves and managing the tasks have essentially eliminated our need for reporting.
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AndreasSemousu - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Sales Manager at Skhomo Technologies
Our technical sales staff and business development people need to know how far the developers are on any product that we're developing. DevOps makes it easier for you to see how far along they are with the work because they have a repository where they store everything. There is a portal where you can see what has been done, what has been tested, what is working, and what isn't. I have a huge dashboard with an overview of what the development team is doing from an executive point of view.
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Rodrigo Bassani - PeerSpot reviewer
Head Of Technology at Elogroup
Provides us with user histories.
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LO
Manager of Information Technology Services at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Most developers and project managers choose the Microsoft tools to begin with because of familiarity, and these new tools are almost an extension of the tools you're already familiar with. There's a lot of knowledge transfer, which helps, rather than bringing in a new product line.
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Microsoft Azure DevOps Cons

CR
Assurance Manager at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We are currently in the process of moving all of our on-prem to the cloud platform. We are trying to make that move and host the majority of our DevOps services in the cloud because the cloud is where most of the things are going nowadays. However, the process of this transfer is not straightforward, and it could be a lot easier. Microsoft hasn't provided the maturity for migration tools. It could be a lot easier in that respect. I want to see them continue to advance the API capabilities. They could add some more robust functionality to the administrative layer within ADO services. There are a lot of configuration elements that you need to take care of at the organization level and the project configuration level from an administrative capacity. When you're dealing with process templates and things of that nature, you have to do them all manually. Being able to automate some of that using scripts or API functionality would be really nice.
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AC
Service Delivery Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Testing is very important. Microsoft Azure DevOps tests very well. However, DevOps teams need to be aware of what they are impacting when someone updates anything on the system.
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EC
IT Project Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
The tool was developed for Agile project methodology, but I've noticed that there has also been a try to incorporate what is typically done in MS Project, which is for more sequential Waterfall projects. The problem with that is that it is half-baked for Waterfall projects. If you're going to do it, then either go all the way and allow us to use the tool for both or don't do it at all.
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Mitch Tolson - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Robotics at Fresh Consulting
The UI, the user experience, is challenging for newcomers.
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CW
Software Engineering Manager at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Project management could be improved.
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KA
Chief Operating Officer Executive at a cloud provider with 11-50 employees
The optimization feature in Microsoft Azure DevOps needs improvement. Control over multiple projects could also be improved.
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BG
Chief Digital Officer (CDO) at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Some of the queries, the way they're built, need to be looked at. We need better query tools.
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AndreasSemousu - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Sales Manager at Skhomo Technologies
I can't think of any specific things at the moment, but I've run into things that I didn't like. I came across something that I wanted to be changed in DevOps, but I can't remember what it was. It was a particular feature I was looking for that I couldn't find.
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Rodrigo Bassani - PeerSpot reviewer
Head Of Technology at Elogroup
Templates could be improved.
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LO
Manager of Information Technology Services at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Right now, they tend to have a limit of 1,000 tasks per sprint, and some of their web-based boards, such as the Kanban boards, no longer display tasks. Once you hit over a certain number of task limits, you need to increase those limits.
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Buyer's Guide
Microsoft Azure DevOps
November 2022
Learn what your peers think about Microsoft Azure DevOps. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2022.
655,465 professionals have used our research since 2012.