2019-05-30T08:12:00Z

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


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 10LeaderboardConsultant

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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Top 20Real 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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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

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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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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