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Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
"The orchestration, building the release, and then just executing it and managing that pipeline — the orchestration capabilities are great for that."

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"Azure enables us to create a staging environment through to a production environment in an easier way and then get the code and run that.""I like the entire tool because it is a one-stop-solution for DevOps.""The solution is easy to implement and easy to use.""There are a lot of helpful features available for tracking dependencies.""Fields can be customized and the reporting is good.""Azure is an advantage when working with other Microsoft solutions.""The initial setup is quick and easy.""The most valuable feature is that it brings order to our projects, and we know the status of each one at every moment."

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Cons
"The backfill could be improved, we could automate that. Right now it's subjective — it's up to the lead developer's memory to remember to backfill."

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"There are certain areas in Azure DevOps that are better in other products.""One thing I would note is that it's hard to know what is included or not in the product. Especially when you begin to try and compare it to other solutions. When you go to a site like VersionOne, they tell you Azure DevOps doesn't have this or that, and when you go to Microsoft, it says VersionOne doesn't have this or that. They could do a better job of laying out exactly what is on offer so customers know going in exactly what they'll get.""Improving the metrics that are readily available on the dashboard would be very helpful.""Proper Gantt charting should be a feature that is included because as it is now, we have to create it ourselves.""Azure has not yet advanced to the performance level of the other major competitors and is missing integration with important technologies.""The functions have too much dependency right now, so it makes it really, really hard to upgrade and make a change in the code.""This product would be improved if the helpdesk were included.""The test management section needs to be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Overall, the price is just too high; especially considering we're in the middle of a pandemic."

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"The price is cheaper than Jira and some of the other competing tools.""It is the least expensive product in this class.""I find that the pricing is good, and it is competitive with the other vendors in the market.""Microsoft Azure DevOps is free for up to five users and allows you to track a maximum of three projects.""It is a subscription model and I only pay for what I use.""The price of this solution is fair.""With Azure, you have to pay for every user.""As a Microsoft Partner, you get a discount on the pricing. Licensing costs are around $80 a month for DevOps, but for Azure, it is about $200 a month."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The orchestration, building the release, and then just executing it and managing that pipeline — the orchestration capabilities are great for that.
Top Answer: It's all subscription-based, based on the number of users. I don't know of any additional costs. I don't think it had any additional costs. We may have had to spit up a server or something, slicing… more »
Top Answer: The backfill could be improved, we could automate that. Right now it's subjective — it's up to the lead developer's memory to remember to backfill. Overall, the price is just too high; especially… more »
Top Answer: There are great automation tools.
Top Answer: Its pricing is reasonable for the number of features that you get and the functionality that you can utilize for the agile delivery, which is what we are using it for. I found it extremely… more »
Top Answer: Individually, the components and not quite as good as others in the market. For example, the DevOps test plan isn't quite as good as a Micro Focus ALM QC. That said, when you integrate it into that… more »
Ranking
6th
out of 31 in Release Automation
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1,563
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Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
1,236
Rating
8.0
1st
out of 31 in Release Automation
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53,879
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54
Average Words per Review
516
Rating
8.1
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Also Known As
XL Release, XebiaLabs XL Release
Azure DevOps, VSTS, Visual Studio Team Services, MS Azure DevOps
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Overview

Automate, orchestrate, and gain visibility into your release pipelines at scale using Digital.ai Release, a release management tool that is designed for enterprises. Control and track releases, standardize processes, and bake compliance and security into your software release pipelines.

Azure DevOps Services is a cloud service for collaborating on code development. It provides an integrated set of features that you access through your web browser or IDE client, including the following:

  • Git repositories for source control of your code.
  • Build and release management to support continuous integration and delivery of your apps.
  • Agile tools to support planning and tracking your work, code defects, and issues using Kanban and Scrum methods.
  • A variety of tools to test your apps, including manual/exploratory testing, load testing, and continuous testing.
  • Highly customizable dashboards for sharing progress and trends.
  • Built-in wiki for sharing information with your team.
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Sample Customers
3M, GE, John Deere, Deutsche Telekom, Cable & Wireless, Xerox, and Société Générale, Liberty Mutual, EA, Rabobank
Alaska Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Columbia, Skype
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company20%
Financial Services Firm19%
Comms Service Provider10%
Insurance Company10%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company20%
Energy/Utilities Company17%
Financial Services Firm15%
Manufacturing Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government7%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise46%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise52%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Red Hat, GitLab and others in Release Automation. Updated: September 2021.
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Digital.ai Release is ranked 6th in Release Automation with 1 review while Microsoft Azure DevOps is ranked 1st in Release Automation with 59 reviews. Digital.ai Release is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Azure DevOps is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Digital.ai Release writes "Plan, track, and execute release plans from code drop to end user". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure DevOps writes "Robust functionality, good integration, continually enhanced, and easy to scale". Digital.ai Release is most compared with Jenkins, GitLab, Bamboo, Plutora and Harness, whereas Microsoft Azure DevOps is most compared with Jira, TFS, GitLab, ServiceNow IT Business Management and Ansible.

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