We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The orchestration, building the release, and then just executing it and managing that pipeline — the orchestration capabilities are great for that."
"Technical support has been excellent. On that side, Microsoft is very good. The customer support of Microsoft has really improved this past year. On the cloud side also we are very satisfied because it offers very good support."
"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 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."
"They do very frequent releases, there's a complete change in UI kind of stuff. Sometimes it feels like they change it too often."
"The solution could work to improve their reporting."
"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."
"Overall, the price is just too high; especially considering we're in the middle of a pandemic."
"It's a good tool, quite rich, it has a lot of features, and quite a lot of analytical capabilities which are built on top of it so that you can see how your projects are going and all that stuff. It's a good tool."
"There is a licensing fee of $6/user per month."
"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."
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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:
Digital.ai Release is ranked 6th in Release Automation with 1 review while Microsoft Azure DevOps is ranked 1st in Release Automation with 54 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, Plutora, GitLab, Bamboo and Harness, whereas Microsoft Azure DevOps is most compared with Jira, TFS, GitLab, Ansible and Micro Focus ALM Quality Center.
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