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Pros
"The user interface is very friendly.""It's graphical representation and tools are easy to use.""All of the features related to release management are very good.""My first impression of DevOps, after using Jira, is that it has a much better, more intuitive, and more user-friendly interface.""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."

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"It is very easy to make a software release. It used to take us at least a couple of hours to make a release, now we went to production with a new one last night. This new release took me five minutes.""The most valuable feature is the snapshot functionality, which allows us to access previous versions of the artifacts.""The stability is good. I haven't experienced any issues."

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Cons
"I would like to see more customization available to the administrator.""Non-functional testing such as security testing, log testing, and performance testing can be improved with a better visualization.""Better integration with the Linux operating system would be an improvement for this solution.""I would like to see better interoperability with the agile scaling frameworks.""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."

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"I certainly would like to have a better way to pass information between deployment steps using UrbanCode Deploy because that's really difficult to do.""I would like to have the agent up and running at all times, as opposed to only while it is in the DevOps pipeline.""I would like to see more reporting for container architecture."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"The licensing fees for this solution are based on the number of servers that are being deployed and the number of agents that you have.""Considering COVID-19, the price is too high."

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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 feature is the snapshot functionality, which allows us to access previous versions of the artifacts.
Top Answer: The licensing fees for this solution are based on the number of servers that are being deployed and the number of agents that you have. There is a separate charge if you want support from IBM, and the… more »
Top Answer: This solution could be made more flexible with respect to deploying databases. Liquibase is a valuable feature but it is weak and could be better. I have just seen a video on a product called Datical… more »
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out of 31 in Release Automation
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Also Known As
Azure DevOps, VSTS, Visual Studio Team ServicesuDeploy
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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.

IBM UrbanCode Deploy orchestrates and automates the deployment of applications, middleware configuration, and database changes into development, test, and production environments—local, dedicated or shared cloud environments—accelerating time to market and reducing cost by shrinking manual efforts from days to minutes with automation, while reducing risk by cutting deployment errors by up to 90 percent.

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Sample Customers
Alaska Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Columbia, SkypeAs policy, IBM does not release customer names on non-IBM web sites.  However, public DevOps and UrbanCode Deploy case studies can be found here. IBM's UrbanCode Deploy customers span Small-Medium Businesses to Fortune 500 companies across all industries worldwide.
Top Industries
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Energy/Utilities Company27%
Financial Services Firm27%
Computer Software Company13%
Construction Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Financial Services Firm33%
Insurance Company22%
Healthcare Company17%
Retailer11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company39%
Financial Services Firm15%
Comms Service Provider14%
Insurance Company8%
Company Size
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise45%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise70%
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Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise64%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure DevOps vs. UrbanCode Deploy and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
454,950 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Microsoft Azure DevOps is ranked 1st in Release Automation with 28 reviews while UrbanCode Deploy is ranked 4th in Release Automation with 3 reviews. Microsoft Azure DevOps is rated 8.2, while UrbanCode Deploy 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 UrbanCode Deploy writes "Provides a Full Overview of the Development Environment". Microsoft Azure DevOps is most compared with Jira, TFS, GitLab, Ansible and Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, whereas UrbanCode Deploy is most compared with Ansible, Digital.ai Deploy, Nolio Release Automation, Puppet Enterprise and BMC Release Lifecycle Management. See our Microsoft Azure DevOps vs. UrbanCode Deploy report.

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