Compare Microsoft Azure DevOps vs. TFS

Microsoft Azure DevOps is ranked 2nd in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 10 reviews while TFS is ranked 5th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 7 reviews. Microsoft Azure DevOps is rated 8.8, while TFS is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure DevOps writes "Good for the staging environment through to the production environment". On the other hand, the top reviewer of TFS writes "Facilitates team collaboration and integrates well with other tools". Microsoft Azure DevOps is most compared with JIRA, TFS and Ansible, whereas TFS is most compared with JIRA, Microsoft Azure DevOps and Micro Focus ALM Quality Center. See our Microsoft Azure DevOps vs. TFS report.
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Pros
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.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.My first impression of DevOps, after using Jira, is that it has a much better, more intuitive, and more user-friendly interface.All of the features related to release management are very good.It's graphical representation and tools are easy to use.The user interface is very friendly.

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This solution enables us to link all items usefully, in the way we use Agile.I like the build management features and the integration with Jenkins and many other tools.I like the Kanban board. It is very useful in terms of seeing who is working on what and what the current status of work is.It's an integrated system that includes all the information that we need to deliver our products smoothly and to track the progress of each piece of code.From the project management perspective, the tool is efficiently managing teams by giving management information, such as reports, graphs, velocity, capacity, etc.The biggest value-add is the solution integrates well with most Microsoft products.Build definitions and releases within the product. allow us to put our latest applications in the field.It has great functionality: work items, backlogs, source code, build releases, and it's easy to use.

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Cons
The solution could work to improve their reporting.They do very frequent releases, there's a complete change in UI kind of stuff. Sometimes it feels like they change it too often.I would like to see better interoperability with the agile scaling frameworks.Better integration with the Linux operating system would be an improvement for this solution.Non-functional testing such as security testing, log testing, and performance testing can be improved with a better visualization.I would like to see more customization available to the administrator.

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The test management interface is not very handy.One of the areas that could be improved is to have an effective full lifecycle management.In the next release, I would like them to include integration for various projects, similar to what JIRA has, and they could create this feature on the dashboard.The dashboard needs more enhancements.More options could be provided from the perspective of requirements management, which would help product owners to use the tool effectively.Since it is Microsoft, it is technology agnostic, thus it does not really fit into various different technologies in the organization.We are also using Microsoft Teams. The two products function separately. There is not enough collaboration between Microsoft Teams and TFS.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
There is a licensing fee of $6/user per month.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.

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It is pretty expensive compared to other project management tools.

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Also Known As
Azure DevOps, VSTS, Visual Studio Team ServicesTeam Foundation Server
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Overview

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.
Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) is the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft's application lifecycle management (ALM) solution. TFS supports agile development practices, multiple IDEs and platforms locally or in the cloud and gives you the tools you need to effectively manage software development projects throughout the IT lifecycle.
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Sample Customers
Alaska Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Columbia, SkypeVendex KBB IT Services, Info Support, Fujitsu Consulting, TCSC, Airways New Zealand, HP
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company33%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Financial Services Firm43%
Manufacturing Company13%
Software R&D Company13%
Retailer9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company29%
Comms Service Provider10%
Financial Services Firm9%
Manufacturing Company8%
Company Size
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Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise62%
REVIEWERS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise65%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business2%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise89%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure DevOps vs. TFS and other solutions. Updated: January 2020.
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