Azure DevOps and its need?

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I started exploring DevOps on Microsoft Azure. What I am unable to comprehend is the need of Azure DevOps? Why is exactly is it needed & what is this service? Any suggestions/views would help!
Jan 10 in Azure by anonymous
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Azure DevOps provides developer services to support teams to plan work, collaborate on code development, and build and deploy applications. Developers can work in the cloud using Azure DevOps Services or on-premises using Azure DevOps Server. Azure DevOps Server was formerly named Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS).

Azure DevOps provides integrated features that you can access through your web browser or IDE client. You can use one or more of the following services based on your business needs:

  • Azure Repos provides Git repositories or Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) for source control of your code

  • Azure Pipelines provides build and release services to support continuous integration and delivery of your apps

  • Azure Boards delivers a suite of Agile tools to support planning and tracking work, code defects, and issues using Kanban and Scrum methods

  • Azure Test Plans provides several tools to test your apps, including manual/exploratory testing and continuous testing

  • Azure Artifacts allows teams to share Maven, npm, and NuGet packages from public and private sources and integrate package sharing into your CI/CD pipelines

In order to get an in-depth understanding of the need of Azure Devops, do have a look at https://www.edureka.co/blog/azure-devops/ 
answered Jan 10 by Sirajul
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Azure DevOps is a hosted service providing development and collaboration tool that was formerly known as Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS).  VSTS was split into five separate Azure-branded services, under the banner Azure DevOps for a complete offering in public cloud that makes it easier for developers to adopt portions of the Azure DevOps platform, without requiring them to go “all in” like the former VSTS.

Azure DevOps supports both public and private cloud configurations and gives users the flexibility to just pick which services to employ without the need to use the full suite – the services include:

  • Azure Boards

  • Azure Pipelines

  • Azure Repos

  • Azure Test Plans

  • Azure Artifacts

One of the main benefits for teams using Azure DevOps is developers will be able to work securely from anywhere and in any format and embrace open-source technology. Azure DevOps addresses vendor lock-in from its early version by providing extensive integration with industry and community tools.

Some other benefits include: 

  • Planning – Azure DevOps makes it easy for DevOps teams to manage their work with full visibility across products and projects, helping them keep development efforts transparent and on schedule. 

  • Developing –  Allows teams to share code and collaborate together with Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code. 

  • Delivery – Helps teams deploy applications to any Azure service automatically and with full control. 

  • Operations –  With Azure Monitor, users can implement full stack monitoring, get actionable alerts, and gain insights from logs and telemetry.

Overall,  Azure DevOps will indirectly utilize Azure Storage and compute services that will increase usage and impact costs.

answered Aug 28 by nbavis
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