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Azure DevOps

Azure DevOps is a software-as-a-service platform that consists of a full set of tools which not only provide DevOps functionality, but also provides the ability to use the entire product development and management lifecycle. Azure CI/CD enables you to code your infrastructure – if you find Infrastructure as Code (IaC) exciting.

Despite being launched in October 2018, Azure DevOps is not the new kid on the DevOps block. Its lineage can be traced all the way back to Visual Studio Team System, which was launched in 2006. This is a mature product with a rich feature-set that has over 80k internal users at Microsoft, plus now probably even more users in the market.

In other words, Azure DevOps is an end-to-end software development platform with built-in version control, issue tracking, code review as well as CI/CD tools and all of this is delivered as-a-service. Azure DevOps allows teams to plan work, collaborate on code development, and build and deploy applications. It supports a collaborative culture and set of processes that bring developers, project managers, and contributors together to develop software.

Key benefits for Modern developers

Universal platform-agnostic CI/CD pipeline that works with any language, platform, and cloud.

Build, test, and deploy Node.js, Python, Java, PHP, Ruby, C/C++ , .Net, Android, and iOS apps. Run in parallel on Linux, macOS and Windows. Deploy to Azure, AWS, GCP or on-premise

A powerful work tracking system with Kanban boards, backlogs, team dashboards, and custom reporting and more.

If you have multiple teams working on a project, those teams need to communicate better. Azure Boards ensure better work tracking. Lets you deal with backlogs and also ensure creation of great custom reports

Artifact management with Maven, npm, Python and NuGet package feeds from public and private sources:

Azure Artifacts is one of the extensions of Azure DevOps which helps us to create, host, manage and share packages across the team. Here the team size does not matter

Unlimited cloud hosted GIT source code repository for your public and private repos.

You can pull, push and commit your changes to these repositories

A test plans suite for you to document, manage, and run all your test suites and test plans.

Azure test plans support advance test management solutions for customer feedback, UAT, Automation testing, and manual testing.

It provides you with a complete toolkit to perform end to end, manual and exploratory testing ensuring your software functions just fine

Azure DevOps can also be used to orchestrate third-party tools

Azure DevOps suteikia galimybę centralizuotai valdyti ir kitus patikusius trečiųjų šalių plėtinius, kas suteikia daug naudingų funkcijų. Su Azure DevOps vienoje vietoje galėsite valdyti ne tik Azure DevOps įrankius, bet ir trečiųjų šalių įrankius, pvz., JFrog, Rancher Updater ir daugelį kitų.

Key benefits for business


Bring your services and products to market significantly faster, less operation efforts, investments and complex “can we publish it now?” decisions.


Ever felt like you always approach your developers on a wrong time? “Not now, we are busy with this or that, we can deploy your feature during our next deployment - after two weeks!”. With Azure DevOps empowered developers you’ll have your features deployed today… and multiple times a day!


Your business will no longer need to stop during the software or feature deployments and your developers, product owners, testers will no longer need to spend the night in the office deploying, testing and confirming successful (hopefully) feature deployments. With modern DevOps you’ll be able to do this all job during the normal day hours, and your business will run smoothly without noticing that something has happened - “ohw, I see a new feature in our app after refresh! How smooth!”


Manual work aka “Hand built” is precious and adored when we’re talking a nice new suit, Swiss watch or even a car. However when we’re talking availability and security - no bugs or vulnerabilities accidentally missed by human error is our real desire. Automation, automation, automation. Robot or computer fails far less often than human and its cheaper hourly-fee is much more favourable for doing no-business-value generating activity. So get your code written by a human, but double-checked and deployed by a machine!

What’s next?

Not using Azure DevOps yet? Maybe using some legacy CI/CD tools like Jenkins, Bitbucket? Or maybe you want to see how Azure DevOps can work with AWS like-a-charm? If you answered YES to any of these questions, please, register here to get a FREE personal (one-to-one) consultation on how to (better) use Azure DevOps in practice.

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