What You Need to Know about Microsoft Azure DevOps

Microsoft continues to thrust to make development tools for every workflow. Microsoft has announced the rebranding of Visual Studio Team Service (VSTS) to Azure DevOps. VSTS, an extension of Visual Studio which is an integrated development environment from Microsoft - enabled architects, developers, and testers to collaboratively design, develop and test software. Instead of a single Visual Studio-branded service, it is being split into five separate Azure-branded services called Azure DevOps. If you already in VSTS it will not affect your account. You can still access your projects and you can also access it.

What is part of Azure DevOps?

Azure Pipelines: CI/CD that works with any language, platform, and cloud that connect to GitHub or any Git repository.

Azure Boards: A work tracking with Kanban boards, backlogs, dashboards, reporting.

Azure Artifacts: Maven, npm and NuGet package feed from public and private sources.

Azure Repos: Unlimited cloud-hosted private Git repository service.

Azure Test Plans: All in one planned testing solution.

Introducing Azure DevOps

Azure Boards
Plan, track and discuss work across teams, deliver value to your user faster.
Azure Repos
Unlimited cloud - hosted private Git repos. Collaborative pull requests, advanced file management and more.
Azure Pipelines
CI/CD that works with any language, platform, and cloud. Connect to Github or any Git provider and deploy continuously to any cloud.
Azure Test Plans
The test management and exploratory testing toolkit that lets you ship with confidence.
Azure Artifacts
Create, host and share packages. Easily add artifacts to CI/CD pipelines.

Azure Pipelines

Cloud-hosted pipelines for Linux, Windows and macOS, with unlimited minutes for open source

Any language, any platform, any cloud
Build test, and deploy Node.js, Python, Java, PHP, Ruby, C/C++. .Net, Android, and iOS apps. Run in parallel on Linux, macOS and Windows. Deploy to Azure, AWS, GCP or on-premises
Use a range of build, test and deployment tasks - hundreds of extensions from Slack to SonariCloud. Support for YAML, reporting and more
Containers and Kubernetes
Build and push images to container registries like Docker Hub and Azure Container Registry. Deploy containers to individual hosts or Kubernetes.
Best in class for open source
Fast CI/CD for every open source project. Azure Pipelines unlimited build minutes to all open source projects and up to 10 concurrent jobs across Windows, Linux and macOS

Overall, developers are unlikely to suffer from the move, which brings together Azure Pipelines, Boards for Kanban obsessives, Artifacts for managing packages, Repos and Test Plans, which includes planned testing.

Whether it is public, private or hybrid cloud the strategy will require a significant effort and investment in application development and modernization. The fundamental thing is to have a software engineering platform that brings people, processes and technology together that helps to automate software delivery and provide continuous value to users. Azure DevOps can help streamline, speed and improve the cloud development.

Azure DevOps brings together the key capabilities that every organization needs to employ to be successful. From team collaboration to continuous integration and automated testing, all the way to deployment and monitoring, Azure DevOps allows teams to implement these capabilities in a secure and scalable way.

DevOps and Azure - Now closer to Royal Cyber

Here at Royal Cyber, we can help you and your team implement and succeed with Azure DevOps. If you want to have an in-depth one on one conversation about these topics, you can drop us an email at [email protected] for our experts to get in touch with you or visit www.royalcyber.com for more information.

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