Azure DevOps (in the past known as VSTS) is all that you need to assemble your product from start to finish. Azure DevOps is a single platform that helps every software developer team on this planet design ventures utilizing the Agile process, oversee code utilizing Git, test the application, and deploy code using using the CI/CD framework. We can understand in a simple way (Dev+Ops= DevOps), which means a combination of development and operation processes for software development.
Online vs On-premises
History of Azure DevOps
What can Azure DevOps do?
As discussed above, the Azure board is an ALM tool. So Azure board helps us to maintain an Agile process which means Azure DevOps helps us to plan, track development history for individual developers and detects issues using a kanban and scrum.
To manage our workspace and code repository multiple types of version control are already integrated with Azure DevOps. Almost all features related DevOps already inbuilt inside.
We can use continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) with the help of the Azure pipeline. There are multiple types of job agents, and templates are already available inside.
As we know we have already an inbuilt extension available, Azure Artifacts, so we don’t need to go anywhere for any type of packages.
As we know Testing is an important part of the DevOps process. So Azure DevOps provides multiple types of inbuilt testing templates and management tools.
As we know the software release process is a very critical moment of DevOps. So Azure DevOps has already multiple types of inbuilt features to make the process easy and risk-free.
As per my experience, it’s very easy to configure and operate, because Azure DevOps has a simple process to configure organization, kanban, sprints, etc..
Each phase of the DevOps life cycle should be monitor because it helps to ensure the health, performance, and reliability of your application.
Azure DevOps has a dashboard where we can see reports, a summary and can generate an analytical report with BI integration.
Azure DevOps Wiki helps us to distribute information, share knowledge and collaborate across team and stakeholder. A Wiki can be used to explain about the project’s user stories, sprints, release notes, etc..