Microsoft Azure DevOps is a software as a service that provides a platform for users to develop, deploy and test a new software that they have created. It basically is a mixture of two key aspects of software development – development (Dev) and Operations (Ops). The Azure DevOps consists of 5 basic features which include Azure Boards – reporting and tracking, Azure Pipeline – language platform, Azure Repos – file management, Azure Artifacts, and Azure Test Plans that is related to the final testing and deployment of the software.
Why Azure DevOps?
- This platform provides updates after every three weeks which means that developers can automatically gain access to newer features without any hassle
- Since this is a Saas Platform and runs on a CI/CD model, it does not require to be slowed down for the sake of upgrades, saving precious time for the users
- It is extremely reliable because it is backed by a 99.9% SLA and 24/7 support in case of any sort of issue
- It can be used with any other platform without limits or restrictions, such as Linux, Windows, or Mac, and supports all languages – python, android, Java, etc.
- Azure DevOps also supports team collaboration through a wide range of features that include team dashboards, discussion forums, alerts, feedback management, etc.
- Being a product of Microsoft, it has all security features including user authentication in integration with Azure AD, MSA, and AD.