Microsoft begins rebranding Visual Studio Team Services as “Azure DevOps”

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Microsoft has announced that Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) is now Azure DevOps. The VSTS is a service that allows developers to collaborate on code development and deployment. VSTS users will be upgraded into Azure DevOps projects automatically. For existing users, there is no loss of functionally, simply more choice and control. The end to end traceability and integration that has been the hallmark of VSTS is all there.

Azure DevOps will include development cycle to enable developers ship software faster and with higher quality. The services that come with Azure DevOps include Azure Pipelines, Azure Boards, Azure Artifacts, Azure Repos and Azure Test Plans. All these services will be open and extensible, working well with all the applications regardless of the framework, platform or cloud. Developers can use a number of services together for a full DevOps solution. For example, they can use Azure Pipelines to build and test a Node service from a repository in GitHub and deploy it to a container in Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Azure Pipelines

CI/CD that works with any language, platform, and cloud. Connect to GitHub or any Git repository and deploy continuously

Azure Boards

Powerful work tracking with Kanban boards, backlogs, team dashboards, and custom reporting

Azure Artifacts

Maven, npm, and NuGet package feeds from public and private sources

Azure Repos

Unlimited cloud-hosted private Git repos for your project. Collaborative pull requests, advanced file management, and more

Azure Test Plans

All in one planned and exploratory testing solution

Furthermore, it comes with support for both public and private cloud configurations. It will allow users to run them in Azure cloud as well as in their own datacenter.

“Working with our customers and developers around the world, it’s clear DevOps has become increasingly critical to a team’s success,” wrote Jamie Cool, Director of Program Management, Azure DevOps, in a blog post. He added, “Azure DevOps captures over 15 years of investment and learnings in providing tools to support software development teams. In the last month, over 80,000 internal Microsoft users and thousands of our customers, in teams both small and large, used these services to ship products to you.”

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