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"What I like the most is the DevOps Boards. It's easy to create a hierarchical project structure, assign tasks to people, and to track their tasks.""What I like the most about this product is that it's free and it's secure.""It is a well-integrated product in terms of the development lifecycle.""The most valuable feature is the complete integration between test cases, pipelines, and issue management.""The most valuable feature is that it brings order to our projects, and we know the status of each one at every moment.""The initial setup is quick and easy.""Azure is an advantage when working with other Microsoft solutions.""Fields can be customized and the reporting is good."

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"The most valuable features are test case writing and bug tracking.""The initial setup is fairly easy.""The most valuable feature is simplicity.""Good branching and labelling features.""The most valuable feature is the backlog.""The interface is easy to navigate.""The most valuable features are the dashboard and task-selection capability.""This solution enables us to link all items usefully, in the way we use Agile."

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"I would like to automate notifications on sprint planning. When we are getting to the end of sprint planning, we would be automatically notified.""The user interface could be improved.""It would be very useful if it had better integration with Microsoft Word because we would like to be able to define the priority requirement document and add it to different stages of the backlog.""The test management section needs to be improved.""This product would be improved if the helpdesk were included.""The functions have too much dependency right now, so it makes it really, really hard to upgrade and make a change in the code.""Azure has not yet advanced to the performance level of the other major competitors and is missing integration with important technologies.""Proper Gantt charting should be a feature that is included because as it is now, we have to create it ourselves."

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"The reporting functionality is something that they should work on.""There should be management of the project built-in.""They should have design patterns in TFS for the development team, and design patterns for the QA.""Integration from Visual Studio could be improved.""The program and portfolio planning facility can be improved.""I would like to see the reporting features expanded so that I can see details on the users connected to all of the projects.""The interface can be improved and made more user-friendly.""The test management interface is not very handy."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Microsoft Azure DevOps is free for up to five users and allows you to track a maximum of three projects.""I find that the pricing is good, and it is competitive with the other vendors in the market.""It is the least expensive product in this class.""The price is cheaper than Jira and some of the other competing tools.""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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"We pay subscription fees on a yearly basis and the price is reasonable.""TFS is more competitively priced than some other solutions.""The pricing is reasonable at this time."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Azure DevOps is well suited if you have a big team that is collaborating their codes and need to have devops pipeline for all build and release work. Also since this tool provides bug management… more »
Top Answer: I like the entire tool because it is a one-stop-solution for DevOps.
Top Answer: Integration with MS word is lacking. It would be useful to be able to import/export word document parts from/to requirements related work items. Or to build a report from text fields (e.g description… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable features are the dashboard and task-selection capability.
Top Answer: TFS licencing can be confusing, we have to read it well and have a good user management strategy and control.
Top Answer: I would like to see TFS integrated with a project management solution, such as Microsoft EPM. Right now, it is isolated from EPM but if we could somehow connect it, then that would help a lot. As it… more »
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Also Known As
Azure DevOps, VSTS, Visual Studio Team ServicesTeam Foundation Server

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
Energy/Utilities Company33%
Financial Services Firm25%
Computer Software Company17%
Construction Company8%
Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider10%
Insurance Company6%
Financial Services Firm43%
Manufacturing Company14%
Computer Software Company14%
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider14%
Insurance Company6%
Company Size
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise54%
Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise77%
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise64%
Small Business1%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise93%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure DevOps vs. TFS and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
438,043 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Microsoft Azure DevOps is ranked 2nd in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 21 reviews while TFS is ranked 5th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 11 reviews. Microsoft Azure DevOps is rated 8.4, while TFS is rated 8.0. 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 "Nice dashboard, good task-selection capability, and the option to save pages as favorites is helpful". Microsoft Azure DevOps is most compared with Jira, Ansible, GitLab, UrbanCode Deploy and Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, whereas TFS is most compared with Jira, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, Rally Software, TestRail by Gurock and Tricentis qTest. See our Microsoft Azure DevOps vs. TFS report.

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