KB167 : Azure DevOps : An Overview of Its Features & Benefits

Azure DevOps

KB167 : Azure DevOps : An Overview of Its Features & Benefits

KB167 : Azure DevOps : An Overview of Its Features & Benefits 725 647 Nilesh Mandani

What is Azure DevOps?

Azure DevOps is a  SaaS (Software as a service) product that delivers end-to-end DevOps toolchains for deploying and developing software.

What is DevOps?

DevOps comprises of both ‘development’ and ‘operations’. Moreover, it is a mixture of practices, tools, and philosophies to broaden the firm’s ability to provide services and applications at high velocity.  Besides, it is a go-to method used in IT.  

Azure DevOps Services


Azure Pipelines is a cloud  service works that works as a CI/CD (Continuous Integration and Deployment) platform. Furthermore, it is  also used to build and test code projects automatically.

Test Plans

Azure Test Plans provides all testing solutions.


Similarly, Azure Boards does all the work of item tracking, visualization, reporting, and agile planning.


Azure Artifacts helps with package management solutions.


Azure Repos is a set of repositories that allows you to control and manage your project code.

Features of Azure DevOps

Source control

It allows the developers to download, review, and edit files and track any changes made to the code base. Moreover, developers can work with two types of source control only, i.e. Git and Team Foundation Version Control.

Trace/Plan Your work

It provides you with several kinds of backlogs and boards for planning bases to support the main agile strategies. In addition, it works on items used to survey features, stories, bugs, tasks, and other requirements.


With this feature, you can navigate to different areas of the project.


Continuous Integration and Deployment (CI/CD) can be done using Azure Pipelines. Furthermore, through this, developers can also automate design processes.

Service Hooks

This feature enables developers to complete tasks on other services when events happen within the project hosted on Azure DevOps.

Azure Cloud-hosted Services

This service provides the DevOps team with application development and deployment. Further, they can use this service independently or in combination with Azure DevOps.

Benefits of Azure DevOps

  • The DevOps team can work independently. Azure DevOps makes it possible to provide services independently and integrates them with your existing tools.
  • You can use Azure DevOps with any platform, whether MacOS Windows or Linux.
  • You can also operate it on different languages like python, Java, Ruby, c/c++.
  •  It works with a 24/7 support system and a 99.9% SLA.
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