Microsoft Azure DevOps Room for Improvement

Senior Director at Cloud Technovation
Azure DevOps is a very cross-platform product. One of the issues that I have currently with the company is that they are using two different parts of technology. They were using JIRA for their sprint work and they were also using Confluence, as well as other Enterprise software. I advised them that all their sprint planning, backlog work, and everything else, can be done out of Azure DevOps from one central place. I know the Microsoft team will always look at improvements because I know that they are constantly looking at improvements to products while listening to their customers and looking at a global scale. I'm keeping my ear to the ground, as I always do. The product keeps evolving and at the moment there are a lot of good parts There are petabytes of data. Anytime somebody does a pull request or anything else, Microsoft is notified about it. So if somebody, somewhere is always looking at that and watching, that can be a revolutionary product. It's a product that can continuously grow and evolve in time. Even if it is not yet what you call a finished article, it's a growing and evolving product. Everybody has a slightly different take on what solutions or what part of the solution they would like to be improved. You can always improve a platform. Microsoft is always listening to customers and they will bring out a new version. The platform is quite user-friendly at the moment because you can use any program or language with it. You can't say you need another program, because as far as I'm concerned the main ones can be integrated with Azure. The newer ones like Go, as well as older ones like Python, Java, and PSP, can all be integrated with that platform. I suppose when we hear about that release, I have no doubt that because Microsoft captures a lot of metrics and information that they monitor, like capturing data about what or how people use their product, they can see where the usage is and where they might want to remove a feature. That analysis and also comes from Microsoft's monitoring capabilities. View full review »
Director - Quality Management at a performing arts with 1,001-5,000 employees
We're quite happy with the tool right now. We're not really using it too much. We are also just starting on it, to be honest, so what we've needed so far we've found that it offers. There isn't anything missing that I can see. 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. View full review »
Ove Holmberg
Enterprise Agile Coach at Knowit Require
There is a lack of integration and portability with other tools and products. I would like to see better interoperability with the agile scaling frameworks. When I first started using Azure it was impossible to figure out how to do the configuration correctly. Perhaps there should be a configuration environment that hides some features and is not open for everyone. I find it difficult to find some of the features, although it may be that they are not enabled, or perhaps I have to take some time to better understand the tool. View full review »
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Vlad Glukhovskiy
Senior Project Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Non-functional testing such as security testing, penetration testing, and performance testing could be improved. View full review »
Software Architect Consultant at a tech consulting company with self employed
Better integration with the Linux operating system would be an improvement for this solution. I would like to see more third-party plugins; by comparison, the open source solution, Jenkins, has thousands of plugins available. The Wiki for this solution is not very good. There is a problem when you want to run a release pipeline for an organization that needs enhanced security. There is no option to configure a dynamic login for a station that is running the tests. The only solution in the platform is to configure an agent that uses a fixed username and password login. There is no option to change the username or password for the login dynamically. If I want to run multiple tests, with different users, then I cannot do it. When it comes to running tests, it needs an option to use different users or authentications. This is a very important feature that is missing. View full review »
User at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
They do very frequent releases, there's a complete change in UI kind of stuff. Sometimes it feels like they change it too often. They fix issues and add new features quite regularly which is good. They leverage a lot of new features, new features get released frequently, and sometimes the change management on our side is a bit complicated because we'll see something and there's an entirely different way how it is presented. You need to get it all working again. Previously we asked them for more analytics on top of what they already had so that we could look at it comprehensively and see how the projects are progressing. They implemented these changes for us. View full review »
Software Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Proper Gantt charting should be a feature that is included because as it is now, we have to create it ourselves. We would like to have an indicator of the percentage of occupancy. Suppose a person is working on two different domains, and we have 70% on one project with 30% on the other, it should be able to report that. As it is now, we have to manually enter that data. If this functionality were provided then it would make it easier for users. View full review »
Senior Project Manager at a marketing services firm with 10,001+ employees
The dashboard could be improved. Although there is flexibility in configuring it, there are some metrics that we have to configure ourselves. Improving the metrics that are readily available on the dashboard would be very helpful. I would like to see better integration with third-party solutions, where if they are part of the DevOps pipeline then the reporting could be made available on the dashboard. Having some form of check modeling integrated into Azure would be useful. View full review »
Lead Technical Consultant (Information Technology) at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There are certain areas in Azure DevOps that are better in other products. These are things that I need to more fully explore. View full review »
IT System Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution could work to improve their reporting. View full review »
System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It is not clear what features have been added or enhanced since the last version. My customer used a previous version and it did not meet their expectations, so clarification with respect to the new version is needed on their website or other venues. I would like to see more customization available to the administrator. You need to change the workflow of the end result. View full review »
Mohamed Sadek
Lead DevOps and Release Engineer-L2 at ITWORX
* Enable more control on Application Insights integration to open different types of work items as this is area still need more enhancements. * Test management extension is too high to be paid on a monthly basis. * Test and feedback chrome extension still need more development as they are not very stable. View full review »
Murat Gurkas
Product Owner at ZettaLABS
* It would be better to have a free-text query editor. * Product management/roadmap planning features are missing. * Parent Column is added in listings and we expect to see it in queries as well View full review »
Daniel Hall
Technical Architect at Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
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