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2019-05-30T08:12:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Microsoft Azure DevOps?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Microsoft Azure DevOps, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I'm an implementor. I work with a variety of clients. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. It's great for agile and we've been pretty happy with it as an end-to-end solution. If you're moving into an agile CI/CD, DevOps is the way to go. If you're still thinking about old manual start testing, Micro Focus is probably the way to go. That said, more standalone manual testing is better supported by Micro Focus.

2021-09-02T10:41:11Z
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Top 20Real User

To run it, to use the tool the way it's designed, you need someone who understands Scrum or Agile project management. I have used GitLab and other pipeline tools like Jenkins. Azure DevOps combines all of them together, and it beats all of them at everything they do. On a scale from one to ten, I would rate this solution at nine and advise others to go for it.

2021-08-27T00:33:09Z
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Top 20Real User

It is an Agile tool. We were using the tool calling that we were Agile, but we were really doing things in the Waterfall methodology. It was our square peg in the round hole, and that's where I realized that we didn't have the capabilities in DevOps to use it as a Waterfall tool, which makes sense because Agile is a different approach. We've evolved since then, and now, we're doing a bit more Agile when we use the tool. So, a tool is just a tool. There has to be that thinking alignment. Otherwise, it is a square peg in a round hole, and it doesn't quite fit. Your organization and your team have to understand that. Just using the tool doesn't make you agile. The only problem we had was when we rolled this out, we didn't realize how Waterfall we really were. So, I had to go back and have PMs create additional data elements for us to capture what we really wanted to capture to report in Waterfall. Dependencies weren't tracked, and we had to go back. It almost felt like we had to do rework, and people weren't too happy about that. I haven't used its mobile device capabilities, but that's definitely something that I would hope to evaluate in the future. I would rate Microsoft Azure DevOps an eight out of 10. Overall, I'm pleased with the tool, but there is definitely some room for improvement.

2021-08-04T21:21:52Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. So far, we've been very pleased with its capabilities.

2021-07-22T10:21:09Z
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Top 10Real User

My advice to others wanting to implement this solution is they need to think about their inter-process before moving to this kind of solution. In many cases, we start to configure some projects using the tools, but if we do not have our roadmap and do not define our goals, we cannot take full advantage of the tools. There should be a lot of planning before moving to the projects. I rate Microsoft Azure DevOps a nine out of ten.

2021-07-17T09:18:27Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution. I rate Microsoft Azure DevOps an eight out of ten.

2021-06-07T08:38:52Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution to new users if it's a simple project. If you want JIRA, you'll need to have JIRA software for backlog management. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Microsoft Azure DevOps an eight.

2021-05-17T17:34:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We plan to continue offering this product to our customers and I would recommend it. I rate Microsoft Azure DevOps a seven out of ten.

2021-05-17T10:02:50Z
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Top 20Real User

I would rate Microsoft Azure DevOps and eight out of ten.

2021-05-14T23:03:29Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution. It is a nice environment for working in teams and implementing the DevOps philosophy. It provides good support for that. I would rate Microsoft Azure DevOps an eight out of ten.

2021-04-22T16:25:16Z
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Top 20Real User

I would rate Microsoft Azure DevOps a ten out of ten.

2021-04-20T09:46:12Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We are using the latest version of the product. Our organization has five people who are using it. We plan to continue to use Microsoft Azure DevOps because our development or our environment is one of Microsoft's. My advice to someone considering implementing the product is that it is good. I work in a Microsoft school so this is the environment with which everyone is acquainted. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2021-04-13T08:07:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It is a really complicated product. All DevOps stuff is complicated. The advice that I would give to anybody doing DevOps is to have a goal in mind of what you want to do. Then the product will do what you wanted it to do. I would rate Microsoft Azure DevOps a four out of ten because I don't know it enough to rate it.

2021-03-30T20:13:15Z
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Top 10Real User

Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine. If Microsoft Azure DevOps were more accessible in south Brazil, I would give it a rating of ten. Although, the reason for this may be due to the price.

2021-03-10T17:42:15Z
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Top 20Real User

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Microsoft Azure DevOps a seven.

2021-03-08T12:30:56Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution, it is a good tool to use. I rate Microsoft Azure DevOps an eight out of ten.

2021-03-03T12:42:41Z
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Top 10Real User

I would certainly recommend this product. There are a lot of parts to the toolchain for DevOps, so take each area at a time. My advice is to take one step at a time, don't overdo it, and over time build out all of the capacity difficulties. Automation is also one of the biggest things. Overall, it seems like a really good solution. I would rate it a ten out of ten.

2021-02-24T08:36:40Z
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Top 5LeaderboardMSP

If you're looking for a cross-platform solution that end-to-end does everything in the development life cycle, this would be a very good solution for you. If you're looking for a more siloed product that is specifically focused on one particular area of the lifecycle, this is definitely still an option, but you should also evaluate other options as well (Atlassian, IBM Rational, MIcro Focus ALM, GitHub etc) for completeness. I would rate Microsoft Azure DevOps a solid eight out of ten. It is really good at what it does, but it also has some solid areas of improvement that are needed. Once they have addressed those, it could be hard to beat.

2021-02-19T01:47:53Z
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Top 5Real User

We are just a customer. We intend to move from on-premises to the cloud next year. I'd recommend this solution. It's a worthwhile investment. I would rate the solution at a nine out of ten. We've been quite satisfied with it overall.

2021-02-18T23:58:53Z
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Top 10Real User

I would rate Azure DevOps as an 8 out of 10. I would ensure that DevOps' use is planned, in detail, including the implementation before using the software. I would also ensure you have a thorough knowledge of the main components of the system. This will ultimately save hours of work.

2021-02-11T11:31:00Z
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Top 5Real User

We plan to continue using this solution. I would recommend this solution, but I would not know their business needs. Based on the various features, the deployments, licensing, pricing, and the customer experience, I would rate Microsoft Azure DevOps a seven out of ten.

2021-01-25T14:19:53Z
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Top 10Real User

I would advise potential Microsoft Azure DevOps users to start exploring the free options, which are pretty good. I use it myself as an independent. As soon as you start using it, you'll know that you have to pay because it's a good tool that we can have to manage our code. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Microsoft Azure DevOps an nine.

2021-01-22T21:26:24Z
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Top 20Real User

There are a lot of different tools on the market such as Jira, so I would look at DevOps as one option and how it is going to handle things in your environment. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.

2021-01-11T19:50:26Z
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Top 20Consultant

Overall, this is a good product and I recommend it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2021-01-04T13:54:55Z
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Top 5Reseller

It's very easy to start using this solution because the first five licenses are free. As a result, it's easy to track and compare with other solutions and it's easy to scale. I would rate this solution a nine out of 10.

2020-12-22T10:38:02Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend Microsoft Azure DevOps for other users who are interested in using it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-12-17T16:57:13Z
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Top 20Real User

We're just Microsoft customers. We don't have any business relationship with the company. I'm not sure which version of the solution we're using. I'd strongly recommend the solution to other organizations. I can't see us ever reversing back now after being on this for a year. Overall, I would rate the solution at an eight out of ten. It's relatively easy to use and it does what we need it to do.

2020-12-14T20:59:59Z
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Top 20Real User

I would give Microsoft Azure DevOps a six out of 10. Microsoft Azure DevOps is not perfected yet, as it needs to be more user friendly. If it can achieve that it will eventually reach a 10.

2020-11-22T15:44:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This is a product that I can recommend to other users. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-11-03T21:18:06Z
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Top 20Real User

Before implementing Microsoft Azure DevOps, I would suggest doing your research on how to configure it. It is a product that I recommend I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-09-13T07:02:18Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution. It's a good tool and it's free. Instead of spending money on premium tools, you can at least start with Microsoft Azure DevOps and then upgrade it slowly. You can learn how to use this tool in less than a day. If you have Microsoft 365, this comes with it for free. It doesn't require any maintenance. I would rate Microsoft Azure DevOps an eight out of ten.

2020-09-10T07:35:41Z
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Top 20Real User

In summary, this is a good product but I would like to see better Office integration and API support. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-09-02T06:45:37Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

My advice to anybody who is considering Azure DevOps is that it is quite easy to onboard. It is a good product if you really want to work in a close-knit environment. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-08-20T07:50:11Z
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Top 20Real User

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-08-19T07:57:34Z
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Top 10Real User

We're partners with Microsoft. I'd highly recommend Microsoft, and I recommend it more than any other solution. Everything is very simple and straightforward. The only worry for some organizations may be the cost. You need to be really, really careful. I'd rate the solution overall nine out of ten. I think it's really, really great. If the functions were a bit better, I'd give it a full ten out of ten.

2020-08-16T08:00:16Z
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Top 10Real User

On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Microsoft Azure DevOps as an eight-out-of-ten. It is not quite up to the level of other offerings in some ways but it is improving all the time.

2020-08-13T08:33:45Z
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Top 20Real User

Overall, this is a good product and if the Gantt chart and occupancy reporting features are added then it will be the most powerful one in this space. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten

2020-08-06T06:44:47Z
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Top 20Real User

Overall, this is a good product and one that I recommend. The features it has have helped us, especially with tracking dependencies. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-07-26T08:19:14Z
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Top 20Real User

I'm not sure which version of the solution we're using at this time. I personally just love using Microsoft DevOps. I would recommend the solution to anyone. Organizations considering the solution should just go for it and they should get the complete orchestration. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. I don't think that I have explored everything extensively yet. Any product definitely will have its own gaps, and since I'm not in a position to understand it 100%, I want to play it safe on ranking it at eight.

2020-06-21T08:08:06Z
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Top 20Consultant

Personally, I like this product and it is one that I recommend. That said, based on my experience, I cannot say that it is perfect. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-05-25T07:16:42Z
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Real User

We are using the public cloud deployment model. Potential users should not hesitate to move to Azure DevOps. It keeps on progressing and keeps on adding new features all of the time, so it's a solution that I would highly recommend people use. I would rate the solution eight out of ten.

2019-08-28T09:52:00Z
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Real User

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. I would rate it a nine out of ten.

2019-08-06T07:17:00Z
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Real User

My advice for anyone implementing this solution is to have an expert for every fifty users of the solution. This person is responsible for configurations and so forth. If you have a Microsoft environment then this is an easy choice for you, but if you don't then I think that JIRA would be a better choice. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2019-06-11T11:10:00Z
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Consultant

This is a solution that I would recommend. Azure DevOps is a leading platform, but some things can be better. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2019-06-06T08:18:00Z
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Real User

Deployment of solutions on Azure DevOps is a perfect way to provide Disaster Recovery and High Availability. This is a straightforward solution, and I would suggest not wasting any time looking at others. Right now, this is the best solution. I would rate this solution ten out of ten.

2019-06-02T09:20:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The first thing that I would suggest is to read the documentation for the platform. The online documentation changes pretty much every other week; there is always something new coming out. Practice, practice, and practice. Test, practice, and repeat. You need to know your way around the platform and the only way to do that is by hands-on practice. You can't break the environment, but you can speed things up on the thirteenth hour. It depends on how you configure things since every configuration is different. It's an excellent product that is taking into account current technology, yet also flexible enough to use with future technology. At the moment I would rate Azure DevOps as a nine out of ten. The reason I wouldn't give anything a ten is because it's constantly evolving. There is room for improvement, as this is not the finished article at all. The reason I would give it a nine is the information to get the best usage out of the product is readily available. I've been using Microsoft tech for over 25 years now and back in the day it was difficult to get information out of Microsoft even when you were an MCPN. You would have a special link to go through a Microsoft back door to gain information. That's completely different to the advice that you would get related to Microsoft.com. Now Microsoft is completely different with everything readily available. You can download it in pdot format and the document could be 2000-3000 pages. They leave no stone unturned. The only problem I would say at the moment is a friend of mine said that the Microsoft test book is taking a long time to come out because he wants to take the exam. Some people need to read the information and retain the information that way. Sometimes you go on these courses that are not run by Microsoft directly. They can be very flaky and don't have all the information or experience of using the product in normal working life. If there is anything I would ask for, it's to get the documentation out on hardback so that we can add it to our libraries. That would be very good.

2019-06-02T09:20:00Z
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Real User

I would advise someone considering this solution to use Microsoft because it is very user-friendly, it can run on small levels of applications, can be calibrated to the application, it can be scaled to a larger scale, from small scale to larger scale. It's very stable, you just need to increase the receptors if you need to scale to a larger scale. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2019-05-30T08:12:00Z
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