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Azure Devops

What is Azure DevOps ?

Azure DevOps provides developer services for allowing teams to plan work, collaborate on code development, and build and deploy applications. Azure DevOps supports a collaborative culture and set of processes that bring together developers, project managers, and contributors to develop software. It allows organizations to create and improve products at a faster pace than they can with traditional software development approaches.

Services based on your business needs:

Azure DevOps provides integrated features that you can access through your web browser or IDE client. You can use one or more of the following standalone services based on your business needs:

  • Azure Repos provides Git repositories or Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) for source control of your code. 

  • Azure Pipelines provides build and release services to support continuous integration and delivery of your applications. 

  • Azure Boards delivers a suite of Agile tools to support planning and tracking work, code defects, and issues using Kanban and Scrum methods.

  • Azure Test Plans provides several tools to test your apps, including manual/exploratory testing and continuous testing.

  • Azure Artifacts allows teams to share packages such as Maven, npm, NuGet, and more from public and private sources and integrate package sharing into your pipelines.

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Choose Azure DevOps Services

Choose Azure DevOps Services when you want the following outcomes:

  • Quick set-up

  • Maintenance-free operations

  • Easy collaboration across domains

  • Elastic scale

  • Rock-solid security

To learn more about data protection in Azure DevOps Services, see Data protection overview.

Azure DevOps Services also gives you access to cloud build and deployment servers, and application insights.

We've made it easy for you to start for free and try out our services. Sign up for free by creating an organization. Then, either upload your code to share or source control. Begin tracking your work using Scrum, Kanban, or a combination of methods.

You can use all the services included with Azure DevOps, or choose just what you need to complement your existing workflows.

  • Azure Boards. Plan, track, and discuss work across your teams.

  • Azure Pipelines. Continuously build, test, and deploy to any platform and cloud.

  • Azure Repos. Get unlimited, cloud-hosted private Git repositories for your project.

Choose Azure DevOps Server

Choose on-premises Azure DevOps Server when:

  • You need your data to stay within your network.

  • Your work tracking customization requirements are met better with the on-premises XML process model over the inheritance process model. The on-premises model supports modification of XML definition files.

When you deploy Azure DevOps Server, you can also configure the following servers or integration points:

  • Build server supports on-premises and cloud-hosted builds.

  • SQL Server and SQL Analysis Server support SQL Server Reports and the ability to create Excel pivot charts based on the cube.

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